Slepkov (40) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAY 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This looked to be a run-of-the-mill over the top IPA. The appearance is what you would expect, a not-at-all pale hazy light amber, with a typical coarse head.
God save the Queen! At the forefront is a shower of grapefruit followed shortly by pine resin and a finish of mineral dirtiness reminiscent of dead-sea mud. The bitterness is apparent, but well balanced by the malt. Very near perfection. May very well be the best I’ve had! I need to go drink some Heavy Seas Loose Cannon to make sure...
Manslow (749) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Butelka 0,355l kolor złoty, klarowne, piana niezbyt imponująca, trchę oblepia szkło. Aromat żywiczno-chmielowy, w smaku przeważa chmiel, goryczka wyczuwalna, zostaje posmak gorzki na podniebieniu, bardzo dobre piwo.
Zresztą muszę przyznać, że jestem fanem amerykańskich IPA szczególnie z zachodniego wybrzeża.
blueshockey24 (179) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is Fruity Grapefruit, Tangerine and Mango. Taste is sweet malty with a citrus fruity finish. Well balanced and excellent.
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic West Coast IPA with no less than seven (classic) New World hop varieties in it. Fairly thick, egg-white, dense head retaining quite well and leaving ’papery’ lacing on the edge of the glass; colour is a clear and bright orange blonde with no visible fizz, only very lightly hazy with deposit. Lovely but typical American IPA aroma of yellow grapefruit, sweetish toasted onion (the Simcoe!), mandarin peel, pine resin, overripe papaja, sundried tomato, kumquat, cigarette tobacco, biscuit, hemp but not strongly so, strawberry juice, tropical flowers, chicken spices. Refreshing onset of lively but ’clean’ and not (too) estery fruitiness, mango, pink grapefruit, redcurrant, sweetish and sourish well in balance with each other and accentuated with a faint saltiness announcing the wave of hops to come; carbo is softish and well fit for the style. Middle phase is supply, lightly oily, with pleasant biscuity and caramelly malt sweetishness but not overly so; it balances out perfectly with the expected hop finish, gently but thoroughly bittering, earthy and spicy but still juicy, and most of all, yielding a wave of retronasal aromas of citrus flesh and citrus peel, a lot of pine, roasted shallot and exotic flowers. Typical for the style but perfectly executed, like its DIPA counterpart Double Jack. Hugely enjoyed this and now that Moortgat has taken over the brewery, I’m silently cherishing a hope that these Firestone Walker beers will soon hit the Belgian market shelves...
kustie (588) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine and malt. Taste is bitter with very nice long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, malt and tropical fruits. Very fresh and excellent IPA.
King_Alex_II (916) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange color with foam ring. Forest hop notes (piney). The taste is bitter tart, yet sweetish like an imperial IPA and with forest hopping. The mouth feeling is quite thick and the aftertaste is bitter and dry.
MrOrla (1383) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at average bottle shares prol edition. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, stale hops. Taste is fruity, quite malty, a bit stale, citrus. Dusty.
Dedollewaitor (15067) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottleshare @ Rekviums Pizza Palace, Odense C. My fifteen thousand party bash. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Bread, fading citrus and hops. Short bitter finish. BB in 6 months but been dead for months..
rekvium (326) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle at Average Bottlesharers Prollede Smagning. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of stale hops, caramel, earthy. Horrible. Taste is the same.
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok - there are a lot more interesting IPAs, but this is a solid one that does not rely on gimmicks. Smells of malt, and citrus (faintly of grapefruit), and hops. Pours a beautiful, clear copper color with an off-white head that disappears pretty quickly. Citrus, and grapefruit taste with a strong, sweet malt backbone. Caramel? Light bitter mouthfeel afterwards.
This is a pretty solid, not overly hoppy IPA. I hopefully can find this one again.
koshack (980) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Złote, zamglone. W aromacie chmiel, lekka nuta żywiczna. Na początku wyraźna nuta winogronowa, potem ustępuje żywicy i lekkiej kwaskowości.
W smaku wytrawne. Znów wyraźny chmiel.
Dość pełne w odczuciu. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany. Nawet specjalnie nie grzeje.
Dobre piwo, ale nie jest jakimś objawieniem.