crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chilled 12 ounce bottle. It poured a nice golden body with a white head that had some retention and mild lacing. Aroma had a mild malt presence to it. Some light sweetness to it. Not quite a caramel sweetness, but more of a general sweetness. Hops were a different story. A nice blend of citrus hops and pine hops. There was a pleasant soap quality to it. Citrus hops seemed to dominate the aroma, but it was nowhere near over powering. Flavor had a little more sweetness from the malts but the hops seemed to have good balance as well. The citrus hops once again being the main focus. Mildly dry finish and it certainly would make a great session beer.
trujahwarrior (405) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours an orangish Amber color with a medium white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, tropical and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is light and chewy with great carbonation. This is the best session ipa I’ve had. Still hoppy and full of flavor with a lower abv that makes it nice for sporting events and other activities.
Marheb (1539) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bon, je vais finir par l’archiver celle-là. En provenance d’une de ces merveilleuse caisse de 12-can. Belle floralité au nez, corps juteux et adéquatement carbonaté, amertume responsable et buvabilité irresponsable.
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, 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 (1042) - 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 (1135) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (1319) - 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
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Turboninja (58) - 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 (116) - 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 (547) - 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 (132) - 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.