lindsey7638 (18) - , Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA was surprisingly mild for someone who doesn’t enjoy the overwhelming taste of hops from most IPA’s. It had a lot of flavor but was still pretty smooth.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours rusty orange with an off white head. Smells piney, citric, and lightly floral. Tastes cirtrusy up front, with a hard bitter hit, then some piney, grassy hop intense-ness. Malts are kinda bready, but light. Lots of flavor. Pretty smooth. Pretty good IPA.
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden body and a small, off-white head. Lovely resiny and citrusy nose with the balance job done by malty sweetness and some tiny notes of caramel. The flavor is a more or less balanced experience but the hops are a tad more evident. There’s sufficient malty sweetness with some caramel and beef-stock. Piney and citrusy hops rounds it of, with a fine bitterness. Full-bodied. Not a very complex beer, but a really pleasant one. Too strong and maybe too sweet to be a real thirst-quencher, but at the same time I would love to drink it that way. (090211)
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was one hell of a hoppy IPA. The 7.1 ABV definitely shows itself and shows itself early. This is a piney IPA, not my favorite out of the three flavors, but I liked it. Nice and clean, especially for 7.1 piney.
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: light amber gold with large dense white top. 4-
Nose: good old school refreshing hop nose , aromatic clean blend with slight citric hints.7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Clean amber malt with enough push to balance. Top all refreshing, citric , zesty hops. Slight alcohol bite towards end. Orange pekoe tea on hop juice … good brew.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma with notes of hops, fruits and some grass. The flavour is sweet malty with hops, fruits, grass and toffee. Long bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
cblado (267) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear yellowish amber color, some head on it. Aroma was grapefruit, pine, hops. Flavor was similarly bitter, some banana taste as well. Palate was decent. Overall a good IPA.
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colourm small beige head. Aroma is fruity and flowery grassy hops, malts and some slight notes. of wood. Flavour is fruity and grassy hops along with some rather wooden and flowery notes. Some slight caramellish notes as well. Sweet fruity hops and mild notes of sap in the aftertaste. Wellbalanced and pleasant.
drjay44 (2850) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick off white head of good duration with nice lacing, over a clear amber body....nose of pine, with a bit of grapefruit....tastes initially of malts then comes a mid chemial taste becoming sharp piney bitterness with a grapefruity finish, bitterness lingers on....mouthfeel medium. A mid leval IPA in terms of overall presentation.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Flavor has juniper, citrus with a deep grapefruit aftertaste. Aroma is quite bit better than the actual taste.