chalicemaster (111) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice enough, but not quite right. To begin with, the texture is sort of oily which is just off-putting. Then, it doesn’t help that it’s a weird combination of sickly sweet and unpleasantly bitter. I know, a hop-heavy IPA will always be bitter but there has to be something special to balance it out. I’m being harsh, I do think this has all the elements of a very nice IPA, but the balance of nearly everything here is just not quite right.
djoeye (2226) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a near clear body with a persistent light fawn hue. Inviting caramel-piney aroma with roasted notes and almond dust. Soft herbal slightly roasted malts, thin grass, wooden resin, making a fine blended move towards a herbal wooden resiny soft lingering finish. Soft carbonation, good body, roasted malt-juicy incl hops. 33cl tap @Hildr Gastrobar
R4N5H (219) - SINGAPORE - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
35.5cl bottle at Brewerkz, Riverside Point, Singapore on 10/05/15, poured into a tulip glass. Clear amber in colour with a thin white head. Medium carbonation. Hoppy citrus aroma. Fantastic flavours on the palate - floral hops, tropical fruits, malt and caramel. Long bitter and dry finish. Excellent. A well balanced IPA.
kustie (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@rattlenhum,NYC. Golden color with small head. Aroma has caramel, fresh grape hops. Taste is bitter with quite dry long aftertaste. Flavors of grape, spices, grass, fruits and salt.
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated based on notes taken 15 Apr 2012 -- Drank from the bottle in Pueblo at IFS. This is an outstanding IPA. More of an American earthy variety, but extremely well done none-the-less.
IPAgutten79 (706) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gylden farge med medium høyde på skummet. Aromaen er sitrus. Smaken er mild karamell og grapefrukt. Medium konsistens
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355 ml from New Beer Distributors, NYC. Shared with JFK10000 and Miro. Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Lots of hops, very grassy, bit piney. Maybe bit salty. Long and strong bitter dry finish. Loved the hoppy character, bit unusual and different probably due to grassiness.
Reconqvista (316) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange colored beer witha frothy lasting beige head that goes away quickly. Aroma is malty with strong hops and some grass. Flavor is dry, crispy, sweet. Bitter long end with nice carbonation and average body.
borre_m (588) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deeo gilden, not much head. Aroma has a nice hoppy balanced. Taste is balanced hops with pine but also lots of malts.
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of delicious fresh citrus hops. There’s just enough malt in there to balance things out and it goes down nice and easy.
visionthing (3395) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Smelteverket, Oslo. Clear deep golden to amber with a moderate, off-white head. Hoppy, fruity and slightly piney and spicy aroma with caramel, citrus and hints of honey, grass and cat pee. Sweeter than expected and probably not the freshest one, but flavourful and quite well balanced. Tasty, but would like to try it fresher. Certainly a decent IPA.