dnstone (2335) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-copper in color with a light, light haze and very light, white head. Moderately malty meets floral hopped aroma. A bit sweet with a breadiness and slightly floral-hopped, a bit soapy taste.
Jow (2443) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite cam from the variety pack and since my brother inlaw doesnít like ipas they are all mine. Pours orange with nice fluffy head and pleasant tropical fruit aromas. Tastes plenty hoppy, with caramel, malt, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Dry on finish.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A vigorous pour into my Bruery Tulip produces a two finger thick, pale tan tinged head that leaves lots of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper / gold-tinged hue when held up to the light. The aroma is peppery, menthol like, with lots of pine, and a green woodiness, as well as notes of herbal grapefruit-zest, and a touch of tangelo zest. The end has aromas of cracker like malt and a hint of hay like grain.
The beer is fairly light bodied and quite quaffable. The beer has lots of tangelo zest, Curacao orange peel, nice lychee notes, and even some kumquat zest. A solid, but smooth bitterness gets a touch green and herbal in the finish, but the bitterness of this IPA is on the low side for an IPA. Slight menthol notes, a touch of pine, a definite woody peppery note, and a hint of hemp oil. There is a touch of malt character here, it contributes subtle notes of cracker like malt, and round pale malt flavors.
This is a nice IPA; it is interesting how herbal the nose is, but the flavor is much more fruit focused in its hoppiness. A pleasant surprise that I would be happy to drink a few more of. This drinks on the light side for an IPA, which is certainly nice, and I would guess that it isnít much more than 6% abv.
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet fruity hoppy aroma a hoppy sweet fruity bitter taste with a sweet bitter finish
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Medium orange amber with floaties and an average off white head. No lace. Aroma is quite malty, bread and caramel, with soft piney hops. The palate delivers the same in flavour and balance. This checks all the boxes for an IPA, but doesnít really excite. Itís okay but not great.
Ratman197 (10650) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, citrus and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hazy golden color with great head. (Not black ;-) Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Sweetness and fruity bitterness.
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Heavy hoppy aroma and light malty aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. NIce beer.
Rasmus40 (12682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 210312
saxo (14430) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, malt, hops, flowers and notes of fruits. Nice bitter finish.