Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A low-profile american pale ale labelled as an IPA.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Clear pale golden body topped by a small off-white head leaving some lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose of medium intensity is citrusy hops with light piney notes. The fruity aroma has a nice freshness quality but lacks oomph. Typical clean mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste offers a frail semi-sweet malt backbone with mild caramel and some pastry. A moderate amount of fruity hops with a character sitting in between fresh citrus fruits and dried fruits. Light off-putting vegetable notes. Bitterness of medium intensity with a little citric sharpness. Piney notes in the comeback. Not a hop-bomb and certainly not a malt bomb either, this is a low-profile well balanced beer that most breweries would label as an APA. Could have been a decent generic american pale ale but the light vegetable notes bring it down to a below average take on the style. If actual stormchasers were as bold as this Stormchaser Summer IPA, then stormchasers would be people who sometimes go outside on a cloudy day without an umbrella.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orangish/gold pour, white head. Nice floral aroma. The flavor is very citrusy, grassy, a bit dank. Light malt, the hops shine. Good stuff.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangeish-amber colored pour. Small white head. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Big aroma of oranges and hops. A slight dankyness to it. Bitter on the tongue up front, followed up by a bit of malt. Very subdued hops, but very good tasting beer.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Gold pour with a cream/off white head. Nose is tropical fruits, bitter, pine, and refreshing. Easy palate, crisp hops, bitter, fruity, nice finish.
Beaver (1199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, best by 4th week of November. Pours clear golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is piney, resiny, fruity, peppery hops.
The flavor is bready caramel malts with some fruity resiny hops that leaves a good sized bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied.
Overall, a solid IPA.
keith0718 (336) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The wheat adds and eminently drinkable quality to this IPA. It has the edge of an IPA, but the smooth body of a wheat beer.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Citrus hop hose. Citrus and light grassy notes in the flavor. Moderately bitter finish,
kayres (364) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange with a thin tan head. Dull hop aroma. Sweet extract body flavor smooth and soso
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mwhiz (3) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clean visually, but lacks head. Has piney, fruity flavors... aftertaste leaves pine, with some sweet after tones. Nice summer IPA.
jeremyh70 (557) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a finger of head and very good lacing. Citrus and pine aromas with some tangerine and a nice caramel malt. A bright hop bitterness with flavors of pine and citrus. Some astringency with a bit of sweetness mid palate. Finishes dry with a lingering moderate piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Nice looking hop forward beer but a bit too sharp for my taste