ration (1966) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
280214. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma citrus hops, floral notes. Fresh light palate. Very nice. Not Bad.
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Boulder IPA fest whenever I needed to tone it down a bit. Grainy, hoppy, clean aroma. A superior thirst-quencher. Absolutely top-notch. Very happy to see this at the fest.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent juicy ipa... reminds me of laguintas sucks a bit toned down. try some.
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden pour with a thick white frothy head.
aroma is huge fruity grapefruit, apple and pine.
flavour is bright fruity and pine hop with a light almost biscuity pale malty background. Lacks a bit in body IMO. Still very drinkable.
bartlebier (1959) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(backlog, retrieved from lost notes 2013) Tap at source, MI 09/2013. Poured an expectedly thin bright gold with quickly vanishing head. Floral nose, with inviting lemongrass and light pineapple notes. Taste is thinner than expected, reiterating some of the pine and lemon notes, gone in a very quick finish. Not sure whether it was the keg that night, but given high expectations, ratings and a dire need for more flavoursome light IPAs, this failed to impress and did not invite our group to much sessioning. To be revisit from bottle... (note: very reminiscent of a few Störtebeker Atlantik Ale, entry level sessioner).
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a tight soapy white head that fades to a wispy film and collar. Aroma is grassy floral with some lemon and grapefruit with light malt in the background. Taste is crisp grassy and floral bitter hops and underlying malt in the finish. Palate is medium slick and finishes dry and a little dusty.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color with a whitish head. Hoppy, earthy, hints pf citrus and pepper. Light and crisp, but punchy and definitely not thin. Very nice for a lower alcohol IPA.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with big, foamy, white head / Bright, sweet, nose of citrus, weed, and pine / Light to medium body, hint of sweetness, somewhat watery and flabby, with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Muted flavors of orange, pineapple, cream, pine, and spun sugar / Body needs tweaking, but has a lot of promise.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, fruity, grassy, lightly malty with a little bitterness. Balanced and drinkable, seems like what they were shooting for.
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from a 15-pack (camping beer!). The description says that this is the beer I have been waiting for and it is correct. I hardly think I am alone in wishing for a flavorful IPA with half the alcohol of their full-powered cousins. Summer is about having adventures and not about being passed out in the hammock from one-too-many beers. This one is a bright and clear orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is juicy and bitter hops. The flavors are clean, refreshing, bitter, and plentiful. This is a uncompromised beer. I wonder how low the alcohol can go before I start to feel cheated?