Erzengel (5503) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many thanks to ThirstyBird for bringing this beer from the US! Orange in the glass with a white head. Great fruity smell like peaches, apricots, white grapes. The beer starts nicely bitter with lots of fruity aromas, coming to a peak between the main part and the aftertaste. Like a blast. Bitterness is overwhelmed by the fruity hop flavours, but they are not as intense as in their smell. The aftertaste is long, intense (peaches, nice bitterness) and quite dry for an IPA (what I appreciate). No malty aroma interfering and disturbing the nice hop aroma.
--> Great beer!! --> 14/12/14/14
vandint (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is nice having an IPA that’s also a session - this could be nice on a hot day. But I found the hops a tad soapy and overall not super impressed - but then, I’m not too big a fan of IPAs, and the person I offered a sip to enjoyed it more. Not bad, but not one I need to have again.
elbernays (874) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromatic hops, citrus, light body. Nice bitterness. Golden, low carbonation. Good beer.
Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very clean and fruity nose. Some citrusy bitterness initiallywhich then gives way to soft malts. There is a lingering, hollow bitterness, which I frequently find in session ales, and is really my least favorite aspect of them. Good flavours but the mouthfeel is lacking.
evergreen0199 (2391) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington, London. An orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, pine, citrus aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, pine, slightly malty and slightly bitter. This was almost in the Kernel mould, very much an all day IPA. Enjoyable.
SpongeRuiner (913) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drinkability is through the roof on this one with only 4.7% abv. So much hop and citrus flavor crammed into this lighter brew. An all day drink favorite.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Strong hoppy aroma. The flavor is piney and hoppy. Pleasant sting and aftertaste.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At home, can from a 12 pack. Pours a medium gold with a very thin head. Nose is grapefruit and pine, some nice lighter caramel notes, a little dank. Flavor is pine and light caramel up front, grapefruit and dankness come out fit a sec before a piney finish. Nice, perhaps a touch sweet but it would probably feel hollow without that sweetness.
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow to orange, with a white head. Some lacing. Aroma is resinous, and grapefruit begins to show through as the beer warms. Light and bitter - stunningly drinkable. Healthy carbonation, nice and prickly. I reckon this would be a good introduction to IPAs for the casual drinker. Overall score inflated due to the epic drinkability.
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 33cl, partagée par Tderoeck.
Dorée, col blanc fin.
Arôme est houblonné/fruité, notes d’agrumes assez frais et dans la lignée des IPA typiquement américaines. Pointe de malt.
Palais ici aussi agréablement bien houblonné, frais impression de sève - pin. Amertume herbacée, citronnée et autres agrumes. Touche maltée - caramel. Ce profil houblonné donne une certaine longueur en bouche. Facile à boire et rafraîchissante pour 4.7%.