TOSG55 (197) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a light head. Nice aroma of hops, fruit, and a bit of spice. The flavor is a bit less exciting - citrus hops, and bready malts. Astringent finish. A session IPA is a nice idea, but the end product isnít too exciting.
PhilHarmstead (9) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not blown away, but then again itís a classy lawnmower beer. Not as hoppy and full-bodied as Hill Farmsteadís Edward, which remains the standard bearer for me for session IPAs.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of cheese, passion fruit, carambola, malt, flavor is bitter and refreshing with lemon, lemon skin, medium bodied
Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 040513
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Relatively dank hop profile, with resinous pine and light earthy notes. Light malty base. Pretty good.
jbruner (1118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to trade with joromiller! Pours a clear golden brown with bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave light lacing. Aroma of bready grains, biscuit, grassy and pine hops. Taste is pretty much all malts with a font of floral hops. No real bitterness, which definitely makes it easy to drink. For the abv it had more flavor than Iíd expect.
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy amber. Hoppy orange aroma, dry bitterness and a little citrus, hoppy finish, medium body.
Jrwhitney6 (116) - - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear golden color - not as dark as typical IPA. Great nose - floral, fresh, piney. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, very mild hops. Less bitter than most IPAs, but this is a really good, easy drinking beer.
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AndresTM (268) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh, piney, herbal hops on the aroma ó very gentle and, again, super fresh. The taste is gently bitter, with all the hop aromatics coming to play, creating a sweet, very green cocktail of pine cones, pineapple, mango, and herbal elements. Not super assertive, but as a result very drinkable and refreshing. Solid, spritzy palate with decent carbonation. A tad watery towards the end. All in all, an incredibly sessionable beer. Midway between an APA and an IPA perhaps, but I like that.
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, thanks to joromiller! Pours a clear amber color with a thick, fluffy white head. Aroma is mild, but hoppy. Taste is crisp, hoppy, citrusy, nice malt balance with a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Overall, nothing out of this world, but definitely a solid, sessionable IPA.
sailracer (301) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear amber color with minimal head. Complex malt flavor that evolves through each sip. The finish was a bit heavy on the hop bitterness for my tastes, but other than that it was decent.