mattern33 (60) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark/medium amber color; clear. Good hop flavor on palate, not overly bitter. Mild/medium hop aroma.
tcane7 (811) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clean amber with one finger of light, fluffy, beige head and sea foam lace. Nose of pine, grass, caramel. Big malty flavor, some hints of citrus and grass as well as some fruit and candy, but mostly caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel, sweet up front and a slightly bitter finish.
mvp (87) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, orange, apricot aroma. Pours orange in color with a white head. Soft palate, no very carbonated with medium body.
rangerred (663) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep orange with a two finger fluffy white head. Amazing head retention and lacing. I am quite impressed.
Aroma of pine and dank with a touch of orange thrown in. There is definitely an "English" quality on the aroma as it leans more towards the earthier hops versus tropical fruit. A light touch of caramel and toffee sneaks in too.
Pine and orange on the taste with a little bit of toffee. Some floral notes and sweetness very reminiscent of the English style. Even some yeasty esters seem to make an appearance. A little biscuit in the background but the hops remain pretty far forward. Moderate bitterness and a moderately sticky finish.
Overall, a good interpretation of the style. Doesn’t really stack up to the likes of Samuel Smith but for a widely available American beer, it’s a nice job.
Jonb5 (241) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.
A: Golden, clear, large head, very good retention and lacing.
S: Hoppy citrus points to Cascade or similar hop being used also had notes of cork and farmyard.
T: Husk, grapefruit, pine, grain, apple. Bitterness came in at the finish along with a slight hint of molasses.
M: Light texture, well carbonated, crisp. Very easy to drink.
O: Had depth, balance and was very well crafted, they nailed this one.
fsbw21086 (290) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some pine, oranges, and lemons. The flavor is slightly bitter with some oranges, lemons, and tropical fruit notes. Aftertaste is bitter. Overall a nice session beer.
SlovakSniper (2123) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cette bouteille née le 2/2/2013 contient un liquide doré qui fabrique un simple anneau de mousse. Le nez est agréable et facile avec ses notes d’épinette et de fleurs qui se posent sur de légères notes de malts caramélisés. Un goût qui se colle aux arômes. Des houblons et des malts qui vont dans la même direction. Rien de trop amer et rien de trop sucré. J’ai devant moi une IPA construite pour plaire à tous. La bouche est de moyenne densité. Son corps est huileux et les bulles sont bien capables de nettoyer mon palais. La finale est majoritairement florale, légèrement résineuse, peu intense et assez courte. Classique, bonne et bien faite.
leo2x4us (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is clear copper with medium head. Taste is of light grapefruit with medium malt.
bbcd (87) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 bubbly amber, white head. not a particularly interesting or distinct aroma: citrus, caramel, cereal. medium bitter. medium-light body, thin feel. nothing notable about it. disappointing.
fellebag (322) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Hazy peach color. Very small white layer. Aroma of leaves, orange and honey, with a touch of cotton candy. Flavour of honey and tough hops. Nice!
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22415brewery (313) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
During a time when IIPAs and IIIPAs are becoming more and more the norm rather than the exception, it is nice to see a beer that stays true to the English IPA style. Pours a very light copper, somewhat brilliant with golden highlights, good head with decent retention and fine lacing. There’s a distinct fruitiness that jumps out in the aroma which is slightly floral with a very light dose of citrus. There’s also a slight ester from the malt that comes across as biscuit and light tobacco. It tastes lightly sweet which quickly dissipates into a moderately dry finish. Very satisfying and drinkable. They’ve kept the body light enough to enjoy more than one pint. There’s a chewy malt and fruity yeast characteristic which is unmistakably English. A beautiful beer and a classic example of the style.