Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Habersham, Savannah. It pours clear orange with a small white head. The nose is fresh pine, orange, tangerine, tinned fruit and light toast. The taste is clean, grassy, earth, pine, toast, spice, orange, tangerine and straw with a dry, bitter finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Easy, sessionable and readily consumable.
TATE (404) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Not much for aroma, a bit of fruity hop. Flavor is nice, a pretty mellow IPA which is more my speed. The big thing about this beer is the amount of flavor they got in it for a low ABV, very impressive and lives up to the name. I could have had a few more of these.
BiddleBrau (1164) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Iron Abbey. Light amber with thin head. Big pine nose. Very dry hop flavor, pine again. Lots of flavor.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hooligan’s. Light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is a little citrus, definite grapefruit, and some leaves. Taste is dank, a little more citrus, and light toasted bread.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Tap East Festival. Light gold with a small head. The nose is countryside meadow. Light grassy hops. A bit of lemon cake and bread. The taste is light floral hops, grass. Fairly soft and approachable. Some brioche. Light bitter finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty easy-drinking beer. Not taxing on the palate. The kind of thing you’d bring to a BBQ on a warm day, I guess.
PKURB (15) - Grand Rapids, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I gave the appearance a 1 because I obviously couldn’t fairly judge it in a bottle. That being said this beer is great! A beer that has a soft malty finish, an IPA you can actually drink ALL DAY.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is about one finger high and white, with a somewhat rough-looking texture. It retains itself alright, though, and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass.
S: I’ve noticed how I kind of like catty IPAs, and this one fits that mold. The hops also provide melon, mango, and herbal notes. There is a touch of sweetness, as well.
T: The first sip strikes me weirdly with its finishing herbal hop tones. After another sip, it smooths out nicely. There are twinges of juicy tropical fruits on the front end; I wish this was more pronounced. Otherwise, it’s a simplistic, enjoyable small IPA.
M: I look for these kind of beers to be crisp and light - and this fits that criteria well. I’d enjoy it more if some of the finishing astringency was cleaned up a touch, but this still has good drinkability.
O: Good, not great. As much as I love trying these session IPAs, there’s only one so far I can say I loved (DayTime). Not to mention, session IPAs don’t make a huge amount of sense from a monetary standpoint. Having said that, between All Day and Centennial, I’d choose this one every single time.
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fantastic ipa and much like two hearted ale, an all around "all day" kind of ipa. Good beer
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just like it says on the bottle, this beer is very session-able. Aroma of hops. A clean and crisp flavor with a mild sweetness and a soft bite at the finish. Thanks for the trade JB.
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This jewel was sent to me by Stryzone. Thanks Dave for another great beer. Poured an apricot color with a big bubbled fizzy head head that settled quickly and left light lacing. Nose is grapefruit Light to medium in body with a bitter on the back of the tongue mouthfeel. Flavor is lots of citrus and some pine on a nice caramel malt base. Well balanced. The finish is flavorful and bitter. This is really easy drinking. Great beer.