kespecial (218) - - MAY 10, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, a few months old. I’ve had this many times, and consider it the paradigmatic session IPA. It has great balance, nice bitterness and some light malt sweetness. Dominant notes are grapefruit, pine, caramel, and grass. A lovely beer with full flavor and abv under 5%. Best consumed in quantity during the day.
beern (36) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden appearance, floral & citrus aroma, taste of pine & hops with minimal carbonation. Very tasty, moderate session ale.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass. A nice clear amber color with a small off white head. A little bit of everything in the aroma. Pine, grass, grapefruit...all there. Everything is there in the taste as well along with a little malty sweetness. Aftertaste doesn’t linger. Lively carbonation that doesn’t sting and a good medium body. GREAT beer that you can drink a few of and not even think twice!
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep golden color. Aromas of hops/citrus. Medium hop flavors with malts and a dry finish. Easy drinking, would be a good session beer.
atzasrev (3) - - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA beer with a unique aroma and taste. Discovered it in Ireland last week and loved it
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Moolesen (477) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at BJ’s in Dublin Ohio, US. Dark golden with a white head. Heap of fresh hops in the aroma, pine and grapefruit. A bit thin/watery in the mouth but with plenty of hop flavours. Short finish.
retinadoc (223) - - MAY 4, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. About the best bottled beer I have tried. Extremely tasty, full-bodied IPA, with only 4.7 ABV. Bravo!
GRM (3735) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, draught, 16-ounce, at The Beer Bistro, trip to Chicago for the FoBAB, savoured on November 19 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, white head that turns into a thin sheet; nose: tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, light malt; mouth: tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, malt, semi-dry finale in tropical fruits with presence of pine, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: nice surprise
Verre, en fût, 16 onces, chez The Beer Bistro, voyage à Chicago pour le FoBAB, savourée le 19 novembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en une mince couverture; nez : fruits tropicaux, pamplemousse, pin, léger malt; bouche : fruits tropicaux, pamplemousse, pin, malt, finale semi-sèche en fruits tropicaux avec présence de pin, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : belle surprise
beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a honey gold color. Somewhat cloudy with sediment hanging around in there. Nice white head. Okay retention, okay lacing. Pretty well carbonated.
Aroma is not as bold as a regular IPA, but still nice. Earthy hops, pine, orange zest. I smell yeast, and caramel. Caramel is more prevalent in this than most IPAs.
Taste is well balanced between sweet and bitter. It’s about as balanced as you’ll get in an IPA. All the aroma qualities come out in the taste. Good flavor for session IPA.
Mouthfeel is medium light. There’s lots of flavor in this. I would guess the heavy carbonation is what does this. It’s very active in carbonation on the tongue. This is not only sessionable, but sustainable. Man, I could probably drink a gallon of this without realizing it. Finishes slightly orange zest bitter.
Overall, this is mighty fine. After a hard day at my soul sucking job, this is a great way to unwind. Sure, you might say it’s needs higher ABV...nah...this is good just like it is. Yes, I would drink it again. Yes, I would buy it again, and yes, I would recommend it.
BlackHaddock (6321) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint in The Duke, Walthamstow on 24th April 2016. Slight haze to the orange pour with a fading off-white head. Nice balance to the hop centric brew with enough malts to stop the beer being too bitter. Liked it.