hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is very much like that of instant Lipton® iced tea with lemon. Medium toffee sweetness followed by moderate citrus peel bitterness. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet and then astringent, drying finish. Kudos to Gillard for sharing the bottle!
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear, yellow golden appearance with an off white head. Sweet grapefruit, orange citrusy, soft aroma. Somewhat bitter, grapefruity, orange creamy, herbal, a touch floral flavor. Again, not hard to drink but kind of lacks inspiration.
Benzai (9913) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Slightly hazy light orange color, small creamy white to off-white head. Smell lightly fruity, lightly hoppy and bitter. Taste malts, moderately fruity, moderately hoppy and a lot ot bitterness. Medium carbo, medium body.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Ughsmash. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of stronger pine with some grapefruit. Tastes of citrus and pine. Has a light sweetness to it in addition to the bitterness.
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours cloudy orange with a off-white head, Aroma has notes of caramel, pine and fruity hops. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold color, dissipitating foam. Lace. Grapefruit citrsu hoppy floral aroma. Grapefruit taste with some bitterness. Light creamy texture. Dry aftertaste with bit of burn. Distinctive American hops, bit aggressive and tongue still numb,
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not always a big fan of IPAs, but I could’t find much wrong with this. Great hops ratio and better coloring than your typical IPA. This and Samuel Smith’s are both IPAs that kind of transcend the norm.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, light amber with a towering, tan head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma is buttery biscuit, some lemon, light citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is similar with lots of bready malt, lemon, fruits. Not very bitter. Buttery, rich on the palate. Not bad but fairly mediocre. A lovely session beer, but I would put this more as an amber ale than an IPA. But maybe this is just what a normal IPA is like rather than a enormous hop-bomb. I would perhaps use this as a starter beer for those just getting into the craft beer scene.
Rune (9231) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 355 ml from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pale brown. Thin head. Dominated by hops all the way through. Hoppy aroma, hoppy flavour and hoppy aftertaste - and I like it.
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours hazy golden with a small white head. Great aroma of grapefruit, citrus and piney hops, and caramel malt. The flavour reveals an intense fruitiness, of mango, peach, grapefruit and orange, with pungent citrusy hops and just enough malt backing. Very well made.