durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour from the Busy Bee. Surprisingly light golden pour with a white head. Nose of grassy hops and bitter grapefruit. Taste is quite bitter. Sharp, yet still refreshing.
Mark_Eck (934) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus fruits and some floral.
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of sweatsocks and peaches, heavily resinous, with a touch of herbal hops, some wax and strawberries. flavour is mostly bubble gum and caramel, again quite resinous, with a hint of sugar icing, some gooseberries and a touch of alcohol in the finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Greenish hued gold for the color. A bit of a chill haze. Moderate head but it leaves several large spots on the glass.
More earthy nose than most IPAs. I detect some cream as well. What is missing, though, is a strong floral hop presence. Rather pedestrian for the style.
The flavor is beautifully balanced, especially for the style. Here, the hop is more pronounced, but the malt base is solid. The aftertaste is neutrally bitter but not biting. The aftertaste is long lasting and more balanced than most IPAs. Highly carbonated, but with an average level of body. Overall, an easy-to-drink IPA with interesting notes throughout the tasting.
jonas (5984) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Citrus, light tropics, mandarins, leafy
Cloudy golden, white lace
Dry sparkly, quite grassy and stikkelsbær notes, raspberry finish.
Medium light body, fresh.
Good balance, nice!
Tide (2006) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bier Bier. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, hops, toast, malts and a bit of mango. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine and toast. Good IPA, but rather generic.
Drake (9967) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Clear pale golden with a thin creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, pith, pale malt. The taste is the same. Medium bodied mild lingering bitterness.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow, good head. Grain hop aroma. Biscuit resin hop flavour. Bitter sweet citrus hoppy aftertaste. Well balanced and smooth.
andriesradu (540) - ROMANIA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma heavy hoppy, fruity, tropical fruits and moderate malty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, heavy hoppy, tropical fruits, malty. Medium body.
shadey (1962) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 12oz bottle. Very pale cloudy gold. Frothy thin head.Attractive lacing. Aroma is really sophisticated hop character. Flavors are equaly sophisticated and complex. A little grassy, a little citrusy, a little resiny. Really nice.
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, orange marmalade, caramel, and aged citrus hops. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a two finger white head that fades to a thick soapy film outlined by a thicker ring. There is a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus and orange marmalade. There is some caramel in the middle. The finish has aged citrus hops, grapefruit, and some lemon. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, this has probably sat on the shelf too long...but it’s probably a realistic expectation of what you’ll find on the shelves in Michigan. Even though I know it’s old, it manages to hold up better than most shelf-sitting IPAs and is at least still decent.