UDBeernut (1676) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a: gold amber hue, 1/4" head with fair retention. light lacing rings around the glass
s: floral, citrus hop, slight caramel malt
t: Is there such a thing as a balanced american ipa? I think this is the best example. Bitterness and sweet malt are held in check. Good hop flavor profile features flowery and citrus hops. nice.
m&d: slick somewhat prickily mouthfeel. on the border of a DIPA ABV wise, so imbibe wisely.
Darkmagus82 (978) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-23-23-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an golden-amber color with a small white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, eventually fading to leave a lighter level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is very light overall. It consists largely of a mix of sweeter and hoppier citrus; notes of tangerine are mixed with some bitter grapefruit. Along with these is an ever so light caramel smell.
Taste –The taste begins sweeter and maltier up front, with flavors of a bready nature and lighter fruits (apple and tangerine). Up front there isn’t too much hop other than a very light citrus hop. As the taste advances further it stays relatively malty and sweet with some caramel and more fruit coming to the tongue. More hop flavors come to the tongue as well however, balancing the sweet. These hop flavors are mainly of a grapefruit citrus nature but also contain notes of an earthy and pine nature. The earthy and grapefruit get stronger toward the end of the taste, but never become too strong. In the end a sweeter and lightly bitter (largely grapefruit) flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a 7.1% abv brew with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner body and carbonation make it quite easy to drink, although a little more thickness of body would likely have been nicer for the hoppier flavors of the brew.
Overall –A decent and fairly easy drinking IPA. It’s a little on the sweeter side and a little low on the hoppiness, but for the most part fairly balanced.
blackisle (661) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35.5cl. Hazy pale amber color, one finger fluffy white head, fair retention and lacing; aroma of citrus fruits, floral and citrus hops, hint of pine; taste full bitter, almost no sweetness, citrus; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; long and rather smooth dry hoppy finish. Not bad at all but expected more...
Dionysos (12) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at a bar, in a shaker. Dark amber colour, with a big and beautiful head. Not much carbonation visible. Aroma is orange, citrus, hops and a little vanilla/caramel. Taste is sweet malts up front, grapes, pines, dry citrus/orange peel taste. Long, dry hop finish, just the way I like it. Excellent and very drinkable IPA. Alcohol is very well hidden.
wolfcarnival (82) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk 18/08/14 with cam at his new flat. got it from paradise market on the way over. smells of orange, citrus, pine. taste is lemon, orange tangerine, with the hops at the front. mellows out into a caramel malty finish. its sweeter than i expected, really balanced for an ipa tho. not too heavy with the bitter which was a treattttttt
giancarloh (52) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the IPA and this is excellent I really enjoy this beer too bad i only had one!!! Would recommend in the future
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Not crazy about the cloudy, depressing orange color; not much head but hopeful lacing. Grapefruit aroma, but surprisingly original taste. First thing I notice is how smooth and creamy it is. Citrus and maybe cheese flavors. Paired well with Chinese food.
Marduk (2649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Bready, dusty, sweet, faint herbal, malty notes in aroma. Malty, sourish, grainy taste. Messy. Messy. Actually the fck is that?
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
’Colorado style IPA’ with a playful label, brewed with Warrior and Columbus hops and dry-hopped with the latter. Off-white, stable, sticky head leaving pretty lacing, orange blonde colour approaching amber, clear. Aroma of cheesy hops, grapefruit peel, soap, mango, peach, caramel, something sweaty as well. Restrained, dried fruitiness in the taste, spicy notes, nutty and caramelly malts, resinous hop finish, pine needles, complex, citrus peel dryness, long. Very good IPA.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma with hop hints. Clear amber gold colour with excellent head. Malt up front bitter through the middle with ok finish. Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation.
Karol (629) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Overall a great IPA, more malty in aroma and taste and less hoppy. The minor herbal hops is detectable in the aroma, the bitter hops in the taste finish. There is also some nice bitter sweet malt taste in the back. A very tasty bitter IPA.