couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a remarkably light-color, the straw shade of a cream ale. This is a bit strange, as pale ales tend to have caramel malts to provide a bit of sweetness in order to balance the hops, and caramel malts add those rich reddish browns. It is fairly clear but there is certainly a bit of haze. The off-white head is creamy and strong, but not very voluminous. The nose is strongly of Pacific northwest hops: the floral grapefruit and orange character that defines American pale ales.
The flavor is at once creamy and sweet yet robust and bitter. Strong hop bitterness leads the way and doesn’t let up, providing a throughline that the rest of the flavor dances around. The hops aren’t content to be a bit(ter) player, though. Herbal, earthy, almost vegetal flavors intermingle with serious grapefruit, mango, and citric hoppiness. Notes of light malt come through: a clean and malty, almost bready, flavor. This contributes a bit of sweetness that is frustratingly evasive. For a moment it almost seems balanced, then the bitterness rears its beautiful head.
17Beer (197) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bready aromas with light citrus. Pours golden with a white small head. Tastes of citrus and hops. Short finish with light carbonation. Very light and refreshing.
Rubin77 (860) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: big, long lasting, off-white.
C: deep gold, clear.
A: citrus, tangerine, biscuits, tropical fruits, mango, hint of passion fruits.
T: citrus, tangerine, grapefruits, good long lasting citrus/floral bitterness, hint of biscuits, medium body, good carbonation, good balanced tasty beer, worth to try, 355ml bottle from Spar in Westkapelle in Netherland.
beerplace (605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blackbird Public House. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is some berries/fruits. Strange, but pleasant. Taste is not so rich, with the same notes though. Same berries bitterness aftertaste. Unusual, interesting.
bartzluke (587) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz pour from bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Orange-yellow, translucent, solid off-white head. Very piney nose. Medium body, a little sticky. Taste is bitter, malty, on the aggressive side.
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this several times all over chicago - Aroma has slight citrus, pine and is very dank. Flavor also has tons of pinyness and dankness. Slightly herbal/spicy finishes this beer off nicely.
andriesradu (664) - ROMANIA - JUL 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep gold with a moderate white head. Nice hoppy,fruity,malty aroma, all very well balanced. Moderate malty, moderate bitter with a nice hoppy/malty balance. Nice and refreshing.
KarlPopper (64) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light colour with some citrus and floral aroma which however could be more intensive. Quiet nice bitterness on a good level for this style but a hint of alcohol is discernible. Quiet good IPA but no one of the best ones.
Wixie (314) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange liquid, average head. Aroma of fruits. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is bitter, sweet.
milara (87) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
C’est une excellente IPA facile à trouver partout au Québec. Le nez soutenu est original pour une IPA, soit une base de malt caramel qui se dégage grâce à des houblons frais et fruités, très agréable. En bouche, c’est l’équilibre parfait entre le sucre et l’amertume, pour une finale rafraîchissante et facile à boire. Je savoure.
MrBeerFanatic (996) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium amber light head. Aromas citrus, grass, fruity. Flavors fruit, citrus, grass, light faint caramel. Medium bitter medium dry. A decent ipa.