inbirraveritas (1300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355 l bottle.
My first IPA-style beer ever, so I cannot compair it to other similar brews.
This has a copper colour with a creamy, fine pored head, sparkling’s kinda average.
Fruity (citrus, apricot) and hoppy smell. The start is light sharp and sweet, the taste is fruity-flavoured and sweet, too.
The aroma is mainly of citrus/floral hops with notes of herbals, the finish is bitter, dry and some alcohol’s warming up pleasantly.
Body’s medium, texture’s kinda slick.
For me a bit too much of the sweetness, but aside from this an interesting and nice stuff.
Vaiz (3737) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at The Beertemple, Amsterdam. Pours a clear golden color with a white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is hoppy orange. Flavor is mildly bitter and hoppy. Long lingering bitter finish.
Nisse666 (4725) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2010-01-17, Göteborg
AR: Heavy malt attack, red fruits, grape fruit (the wife sence banana)
AP: amber cristal clear body, 2 cm steady white creamy head - mmm
F: Heavy malt attack - what you should expect from an american IPA tjohooo! Great bitterness and medium swetness. A bit smokiness (wife again) - a great beverage, thx!
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Fort Worth Saucer. Small aroma. Some hops. Tastes like caramel, pine, hops, and brown sugar.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and evenly of structure. The beer also contained no carbonic acid in the glass.
The beer has a thick amber color and a light acid taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a very citrus touch. This beer smells citrusly.
CentennialMan (4) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks nice sitting in the glass. Clear amber color, creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is nothing to write ratebeer (home) about. The initial flavor has a strange malty sweetness, but the finish has a nice bitter hop flavor. The bottle doesn’t list the bottling date, so age may have affected this beer. Not a standout IPA
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amberish golden with an off white head. Slight citrus aroma is evident. Flavor has a touch of grapefruit. Hop bitterness is there but subdued for an IPA.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from BevMo. Poured clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy & malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. A solid drinkable beer.
unclemattie (4335) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of citrus hops. Bitter hops flavor. Bite into a grapefruit rind. Light bodied, malt backbone. Missing balance.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Dark orange color; aroma of pinewood and citrus hops, even resin; light to medium body, moderate carbonation; flavor mainly of bitter hops with some caramel-like sweetness. Okay, maybe a bit harsh, maybe too light-bodied, maybe lacking the fruitiness a bit, but okay.