bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth and oily textured ale. Light amber golden body with small head. Beautifully touched by strong orange and grapefruit flavor with floral hop bitterness. Fruity-perfume smell. Dry bitter-fruity aftertaste. Medium carbonated.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of frothy white head. Pours golden amber and clear. Flavor is bready, but balanced with hops. Probably the best example of a balanced IPA out there. The dryness from the malt combine with the hops to make a nice floral dry IPA.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, frothy head - appreciable lacing. Clear, sparkling amber with a thin, slightly oily body. The nose brings perfume, citrus and pine hops with a cookie-like malt backbone. The flavor is similar, earthy, herb hops with a hint of citrus and resin. Not bitter what-so-ever. Very smooth, sessionable IPA. Not the finest I have had, but the most enjoyment on the cheap, certainly.
(This is a hopheads’ review. You may find this slightly more bitter than I would. :D)
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice golden color. Thick white head. Aroma is really floral and fruity with plenty of fresh hops and a balanced maltbackbone. Taste is fruity and floral with some grape in there aswell. Good maltbalance to it all. Finish is bitter. Really tasty considering the 5.9 %.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark gold with a thick white frothy head.
Aroma is herbal hop and grapefruit citrus.
Flavour is good hop bitterness, some pale malt showing through and a bit of a thinning out towards the finish, though a nice lingering dry-ish bitterness.
gerrit (15) - AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hophead beer, realy a hops lover dream but a very hard bitterness some fruit aromas and liitle bit to strong carbonation, the hops rests long in the mouth
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange body with a white head. Nice citrus and pine notes among a light caramel hoppiness. Grass and a mild hoppy finish. Needs more IBU’s.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep golden color and a medium white head. Citrus, hoppy aroma and a similiar tatste. A good malty balance to this IPA, smoother and sweet than other IPAs.
Landworld (1) - USA - MAY 6, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a little thin for me. It is worth drinking if you want something to slam. Lacks the big hoppy flavor of a real Northwest IPA.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured a light gold with a nice white head that left some lacing. aroma of pine, butter, and pineapple. flavor of pine, grass, and pineapple. light body and high carbonation.