Rob_D_UK (175) - - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear light amber color, nice head, leaves a lace in the glass. A flowery strong piney aroma, medium body, balanced malt and alot of hops
Hopswagger (22) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: A clear golden slightly orange tinted body with a small dollop of off-white head that fades to a marshy wake. Nice effervescence screaming to the top.
S: Spicy whiffs of chili powder, white and black pepper corns, watermelon rind, and grapefruit. Traces of pine needles.
T/M: A nice toasted salty toffee malt base with hoppy melon, papaya, persimmon, cereal grains and a peppery dry resiny finish. Zesty carbonation in a moderate body.
O: A decent IPA. Not much else to say. A spicy brew to say the least but not overly accomplished. This just lacks in flavor profile and aroma. Im still waiting for it to change and be better. Probably not a go to IPA in my opinion.
mikesaum (423) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours dark orange with an off white head and leaves tons if lacing. Aroma is smooth citrus, a bit of pine and lots of caramel malt. Taste is the same, a balance between hops and malt, grapefruit notes but not very bitter, the caramel flavor sweetens it up. Good and refreshing,but i like mine a bit more bitter.
SDalkoholic (1767) - Chula Vista, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bobar: Poured a golden brass color topped with frothy foam that broke down leaving the liquid naked without head. Aroma is mild with a pleasant blend of aromatic hops but did not convince my nose that this was an IPA. The drink is subtle with a minimum presence of sweet malts balanced out with a semi-spicy hop profile. Not the best IPA and actually falls short of being a standard IPA worth the steep price of a 6-pack.
stebo148 (2) - - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Floral but sweet. Notes of apricot and grape. Unlike dome IPAs it doesn’t end up getting too tart.
sir__v (289) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: nice hazy blond beer with medium heavy white foam, and small carbonization. Smell: apricot, peaches, litchi, pineapple, hops, sugar cane, wheat. Taste: peaches, apricot, nice fruity taste, hops. Aftertaste: nice sweet bitterness, and fruity.
Fred82 (1992) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from my friend Simon. Bottled 01/05/2013. Bought a week ago.
Appearance : Clear pale amber with small head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma : Citrusy piny and slightly spicy hops. Light grapefruits, some floral notes as well. Malty with light caramel notes.
Taste : Fruity grapefruits with floral and slightly spicy notes. Nice malt. Malty finish with grapefruits. Light resinous notes. Fruity finish. Moderate bitterness.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Overall : On the line between APA and IPA in my opinion. Nicely drinkable, nice hops and nice malt. Well balanced. Quite tasty, nice example of the style. Nothing outstanding but very well made.
firefly765 (25) - - APR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice golden amber color with an off-white creamy head. Highly carbonated very nice hop aroma. Seems like bodied with a small amount of caramel sweetness. Very very very drinkable beer like it a lot.
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k0mpsa (420) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Quite clear deep golden color, white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Taste is some sweetness, hops, fruits, malts.
BucannonXC5 (557) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $9.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 28, 2013
Consumed: April 28, 2013
Misc.: Born on March 11, 2013
Poured a caramel orange hazy color with two fingers of white frothy head. Very good layered khaki white lacing all the way down. Great retention of layered film all the way down.
Smelled sweet floral hops, lime citrus hops, pine, tropical fruit, faint resin hops and even some caramel malts. Clean, crisp and refreshing.
Tasted similar to the nose, not quite as strong as I’d thought it would be. Almost tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA. Lime citrus hops, orange peel, orange, grapefruit, resin, pine.
Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Clean, crisp, watery abrupt finish with some bitterness lingering on the tongue after.
I’ve had this before and I thought it was a bit better, but I wasn’t feeling it. This IPA just didn’t impress me.