UXO (1005) - CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear to cloudy pale amber with two fingers of pillowy ivory head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is light resin, citrus, floral, grassy, crystal malt. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (4/5)
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much - but this is a pretty decent IPA, actually. The “1772” moniker makes you think it’s going to be an English-style IPA, but it really isn’t: the use of starts-with-C hops (Centennial, Cascade) and the absence of Maris Otter (Crystal and Munich malts are used instead) make this much more of an American style than a true English style, as does the higher ABV. It grows on you, too - though the higher ABV might be a factor there… And as far as appearance goes, this thing looks pretty good for the first three quarters of the big boy bottle. If a little yeast cloudiness bothers you, stop pouring there (and drink the rest from the bottle). (15/20)
sammyboyy (69) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not so tasty IPA. Pretty basic and not too complex. Drinkable. I liked the place, gahan house. On tap in Charlottetown.
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle thanks to Travlr
Pours slightly hazy orange with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma is malty, dusty and herbal. Taste is caramel, some light smoky malts and lemon zest
Travlr (17722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Deep golden amber color, off white head. Aroma of fresh fruit, citrus. Taste has bitter lemon, hay.
fiveacestx (839) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - rusty orange with a medium head and a wall of lacing on the glass. Strong hop aroma and an orange/grapefruit hop taste as well as some orange peel. Decently bitter. I liked it! Not a west coast hop bomb but good as far as Canada goes.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by solidfunk at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of cinnamon(?), caramel malt, floral hops. The taste is bitter hops, caramel and biscuit malt. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Yay new province (or is that a territory?) tick!
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Muddled hop resins scent this drinkable, but barely passable IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-Hops smell and taste tired even though this brew is supposed to be fresh.
-Malts are also poorly defined.
-Mouthfeel is lean and bubbly.
johnnnniee (3166) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Gahan House as part of the sampler.
Pours a slightly hazy deep chestnut color with a smallish white head.
Aromas of earthy citrus hops and a light crackery bready caramel maltiness.
The flavor is bitter and resinous with a solid shot of caramel maltiness behind it.
Decent IPA but it relies more on harsh bitterness than smooth hop flavor.
solidfunk (5996) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malt profile and some decent. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Bottle thanks to Travlr.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt, soapy and floral hops, apple esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, sweet malt and light fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.