ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
leebotton (183) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Spiky stonefruit aroma, sweet tropical, highly carbonated. Bright yellow. Sunshine flavours with fruity hop characteristics. Cactus like and slightly acrid. It’s ok but not my can of beer.
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from my buddy Ric. Golden pour b with nice white head. Aroma is citrus fruit and pine needles. Taste is super balanced between malt and hops. Eady drinker and great name.
WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours gold, white head. Nose is pine, citrus, pretty normal but fresh and spritzy with some lemon. Dryness prevails in the flavour, spritzy and normal pine etc. Dry and fresh finish. Lives up to the hype.
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild citrus and pine aroma from the draft glass. Golden pour with white head and big lacing. Citrus, melon, and pine in the taste. Smooth session ale.
circinus (197) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 35.5 cl from the Internets. Clear golden/orange with a white head. Pine, grape, very nice bitterness, some malt in the background. Medium body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Bigger body than expected from the alcohol percentage. Really refreshing and good session IPA.
hallinghansen (1857) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Barracuda Bob’s Bar & Grill. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Hops, citrus, peach, pineapple, tropical fruit. Delicious.
CervezaCabeza (20) - Le Mans, FRANCE - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite IPA for summer. 15 pack of cans. Lighter bodied but still full flavored IPA.
arnoold67 (2) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Favorite summer beer. 4.7 alcohol per makes it an easy beer to drink while grilling or cutting the grass.
Malrider69 (26) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light body (but still with some complexity) with flavours of citrus and grass. Well hopped and they have successfully created a sessionable IPA. Overall, not a bad beer.
davejacobs (4) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong aroma of grapefruit is spectacular. Wonderful taste and color. Aftertaste is forgotten because of the next sip.