bsm80 (144) - Massapequa Park, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 I think this may be the best IPA I have ever had, in fact this is what launched me into an IPA frenzy this year. Sweet sweet hops and spice, what an IPA should be.
degbert (1129) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold with a high, large-grained, off-white lacy head. Nose is shaded much more towards orange and tangerine than your average IPA; there’s also a smoky caramel element to it that’s unusual. A little odd on the front of the tongue; saccharine notes moving into some hops bitterness with an underlying chemical or medicinal note. Not much malt to balance it, despite the color. Medicinal note stays present on the finish, which is very dry. Weird beer.
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
ended up falling a little flat. i am admittedly a west coast fan, but this drank more like a pale ale than any ipa. subtle hops on the nose, and more malt. some fruit and a back end slightly bitter, pretty good pale, somewhat boring ipa. disappointing wish list cross off."
AdiBeer (1133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: spruce, resin, flowers. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: fizzy carbonation, flowers and resin hops intensify, heavy sweets, light to medium bitters following, dry finish. Overall: nice IPA, intense aroma and palate. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the "finest kind of IPA" or some other name. Make up your mind what to call your beer and fire all those people in the marketing dept. I can’t smell it much after the pour because its that kind of beer. If you swirl it you’ll get stink like the bottom of a smelly sock but us hop head$ love that stiky icky, don’t we?! Floral hop aroma and flavor struggle to survive in this one. You may think its awesome. I think it tastes like the leftover milk from a bowl of fruity pebbles with the addition of a bitter finish dying in all that sweetness.
KDrelick (10) - - SEP 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love the new dry hop addition, the flavor has improved quite a bit since they move to the new location. Fantasic, East Coast IPA!
gkeh (209) - Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright citrus notes float up from this copper colored IPA. A nice fluffy head shows in a generous pour. Taste is a crisp bitter citrus goodness, with a little pine and floral mixed in. A very delicious IPA.
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium yellow with big white head. Aroma is garden vegetables and fruity hop. Light malt, lots I hop bitterness some pine, onions, bitter greens. Like a tasty hop salad.
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dlihcsnatas (296) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brew with smell and taste of citrus hops and a slight grapefruit that is really good. Beer has a light enough feel that it can be chugged but for the tad bit extra cost than many comparable IPA’s don’t want to do that. Good brew, little more expensive than others of simular quility but will purchase a case or more next time if it’s on sale.
bastarda (76) - Freiburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap 9/2/14 @ Vagabund Brauerei, Berlin. Pleasant aromas of bitterorange marmelade, with a touch of grass and pineapples, great drinkability, nice mouthfeel with a zesty-bitter finish.
davidtjm (390) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hopfenreich, Berlin. Pour is murky gold with a foamy head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is bitter with light fruitiness, a tad watery. Quite nice