maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Spicy, citrusy nose. Hazy copper color, with a 2cm. pocked tan head. Caramel, touch of roast malt, some citrus. Medium body -- a bit thin, really, for the style. Hops hit nicely for a brief moment in mid palate, but then they drain away quickly.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3796) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk side by side with the Organic IPA bottle from World Beer Market. I would say it pours a slightly deeper copper gold than the Organic IPA and is a bit more opaque.
The aroma is maltier, fruitier with less of a bitting hop bitterness to it - definitely less pine notes. Medium to full bodied with a soft round carbonation makes for a pleasant mouthfeel.
Wow, this is bitter. The malts provide sweetness but I don’t get any fruity hop character, it’s like licking a pine cone or what I imagine drinking pine sap tea would be like. Decent malt kick in the finish. I get more of a pale ale than IPA feel from it but it’s an old school pine bomb - if you enjoy that kind of thing you’ll like this.
I’d say that I prefer the aroma on the Organic IPA
garrettnjay (20) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprising to see the negative comments/low scores. It’s at a solid price point for higher end craft beers. There were no extra frills to put it over the top, but it’s a solid example of what to expect from an IPA.
Luvystypotables (1294) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and hops pours a clear caramel color with minimal head. Taste of malt caramel and hops with a medium body and a mildly bitter finish
joejames (412) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours hazy amber, two finger frothy off white head. Decent lacing and some retention. Aroma of lemon and herbs. Taste is nicely balanced, pleasantly bitter with a light caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, sticky resin mouth feel. Finishes bitter. Tasting notes of grapefruit, lemon, wildflowers, caramel and spruce. I think this is a great IPA!
BroadestTom (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma caramel, floral, grass, earthy,
Appearance amber, orange, hazy, cloudy, frothy, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, watery
Palate light body, average carbonation,
Overall a lighter tasting ipa that I would suggest to someone that is just starting out with ipa’s.
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, pink grapefruit, pine and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Roth’s. Very deep amber in color. Lightly sweet nose with a little spicy hoppiness. Lightly sweet and earthy up front. Not super hoppy. Some earthiness. Seems like a more classic English interpretation of the style. Pretty enjoyable.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great IPA that has a nice aroma and good mix of fresh hops and smooth malts.
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dry, perhaps a bit trashy and papery. Yes, there are hops with their bitterness, but there is a lack of character. A bit skunky with some cereal maltiness. A bit disappointing.