Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
As a backup option I went with a beer that I have had a few times but never actually rated. An excellent session beer is one of the best examples that bigger does not always equal better. A fresh bottle of this should be a staple in any Midwestern fringe.
Aroma / Appearance - The soft fluid mouthfeel sticks in the throat with a pleasant bitterness. The gentle hop foundation builds so that it does not immediately disappear after each sip. A malty appearance emerges after a while as well. I could easily drink a couple of these without the palate wearing down.
tlind2 (1267) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden color, frothy white head. Appealing hoppy aroma. Smooth, aromatic mineral hop flavor. Lingering, bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 holy hops! Tropical fruits with a blend of some tiny hints of zest in the nose. Falls a bit flat on the tongue but still extremely fruity and hoppy. Session ale this is!
Lunkie (1544) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hop chemical spice aroma. Clear amber colour poor head & lacing. Malt hop spice flavour. Flat
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Turboninja (209) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Semi strong aroma with sweet caramel and floral flavors. Yellow color with a hint of orange. Clear liquid with white medium head. Taste has almost everything that this kind of IPA should have: Straight, simple and only a bit of fruity aromas. Narrow taste spectrum and medium aftertaste. Very hoppy. Too light body, medium carbonation.
bjakk (468) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, cloudy with white yellowish head. Fruit, apricot, perfume in the aroma. Fruit, candy, malt, hoppy fruity aftertaste that lasts somewhat. High in carbon, Watery to medium body. A really nice IPA
kalervo (848) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very good "low alcohol" IPA! Well balanced and very refreshing. Wonderful!
Lambister (313) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of K0mpsal. Deep golden-orange color, small white head. Fantastic hoppy and fruity aroma with notes of citrus. Malty body on the back and different hops front. Brilliant mix.
Cunningham (5438) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, fresh grapefruit hoppy and some fruity notes.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Citric/grapefruit hoppy and fruity on a fine malty back.
Overall impression: Fresh, tasty and lovely beer.
Personal stats: Bottle at Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway.
stevendoel (35) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great color and aroma but disappointed in the level of hops in the taste. Troegs Pale Ale is hoppier than this. It's a good beer but not a good IPA
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10