harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Clear amber colour thin lasting white head. Peachy hoppy aroma. Bit fizzy, good hoppy flavour, not too much bitterness on finish. But I really liked the peachy, apricot flavours in the mouth, a bit like a fruit salad chew from the 1980s. Yes certainly an all day beer.
ttoadee (644) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin gold, scant head. Nose is slightly citrus hops. Bitter. Middle is light bodied malt and snappy hop bitterness. Finish is dry and appetizing.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, toe-to-toe with Mallinsons Bramling Cross. Was expecting the Founders to get smashed to pieces to be honest..but not a bit of it; hugely fragrant pour wafting with guava, tinned peach, blackcurrant, pink grapefuit..I could go on. That’s a 9. Briilliant, crisp, stewed and tropical hop with lychee, passion and dragon fruit overpowering hints of biscuit. Fresh, green, multicoloured tropical hops to rival Oakham, Kernel or Mallinsons: yes, that good. An American impersonating an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman. Brilliantly.
jkoch (47) - USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy beer without the high alcohol in a typical IPA. This is a great beer for having a few of in the afternoon. My only complaint is that it's no cheaper than a full strength IPA.
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AndyW68 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear gold with medium white head. Aroma is pink grapefruit and pine in the background. Taste is hoppy, malty and rye floating around in the back. Palate is crisp, but a little thin.
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Draft at the mitten bar. Hazy gold with a white head. Heavy hop and malt aromas. Hoppy and rye flavors. A but thin.
Crispy34 (383) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is very hoppy, citrus hoppy. Taste builds up to a very bright, hop flavor, then turns a bit hop bitter followed by fresh hop flavor that tails off nicely. Palate is very clean for an ipa. Overall, a good beer and i will most likely buy it again as a session ipa.
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chanfoli (15) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a conical pint glass. Presents as a slightly hazy yellow-gold. Pillowy thickness of creamy foam subsiding after a couple minutes into a very thin blanket. Light lacing was observed as the tasting progressed. The aroma carries notes of pine, citrus (predominantly grapefruit and orange peel) which is one of the things I love in the AIPA style. In the mouth these aromas are augmented and multiplied, and the malt presence is minimal, with clean and light being the predominant sensation. If your mouth was expecting the IPA that the aromas suggest it will likely be dissapointed. This is light clean refreshment for hopheads. The carbonation and light body is just right for a session, while that clean finish which does not haunt with lingering bitterness seals the deal. The aromas and decent bitterness keep me wanting another sniff and more importantly another sip.
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a cloudy, bubbly, copper-gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Slightly mild but nice aroma of citrus hops, grain, tropical fruit and pale malt -- simple but pleasant. Flavour’s the same, nice citrus hops and tropical fruit along with grain and pale malt. Moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Just a pleasant IPA, one that I could drink a ton of.
Gachupines (898) - USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear golden with a light white head. Aroma is light, just a whiff of hops. Flavor is nice and hoppy while staying light and not overly bitter. This is almost a light beer for hop heads. Really tasty and great for the season, probably one of the better session beers I’ve had.