AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head, copper amber body, aroma is sweet rich barley with hints of strawberries, flavor is mostly barley malt, caramel, strong flavor of barley balanced well with hop bitters, not hop forward though the malts take center stage, far different than any other IPA made in the region, definitely brit styled
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty golden hue with an active side and big pile of tight foam on top. The aroma is odd -- hinting at a dirty wash rag out of lemon-scented detergent. That impression carries to the palate, carrying a funky, medicinal flavor that reminds me of really bad European cough drops. (#5068, 6/24/2013 -- not the best way to toast my sweet, departed Lab, Barley, who passed away this morning)
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Soft dirty blonde pour. Sharp citrusy aroma with some orange rind and a peppery character. Sharp astringent disaster of a flavor. Sharp finish. BleH
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy light amber coloured body with copper and a thin tan head. Aroma of light hops, sugar, a touch of malt and some small amounts of fruit. Medium-bodied; Assertive sweet and fruity flavour with apples, pears, lemons, malt, raisins, earth and a hint of cherries. Aftertaste shows some metal, malt and sweetness and a hint of light hoppiness noticeable. Overall, a decent IPA with much less hops than expected, but a good flavour profile and some decent flavours. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (downtown), Oregon earlier in the day on 11-April-2013 for US$5.49 sampled later in the day in my hotel room here in Portland.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber body with a tall, 3 dimensional off-white head.
Nice hop aroma of tropical fruits.
Light sweet flavor with some bitterness at the back. Needs more flavor to keep up with what you expect from the aroma.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild hoppy aroma, sweet taste. I enjoyed it with some Thai food, and noticed a fruity flavor.
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a darker amber color with a somewhat slight white head. Little musty, like something has been moist and starting to go bad. Not very bitter. Never would have pegged this as an IPA.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-cloudy amber-orange with a small off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of hops, grain, a touch floral, a little corn, hops, and malt.
taste is thick, grainy, hops, malt up front, and a little caramel. ends chewy and a little bitter.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head the settled to a ring. Both the aroma and flavor found caramel with light citrus backing. Medium body and a mild bitterness.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Very enjoyable for the 6.8%. I will definitely seek this one put again. Nice work.
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Salem Bite and Brew. A mild IPA Sweet caramel and light bitterness. Smooth finish.