60minuteman (1144) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy recollection of this. Bond sesh/sex night. Standard stuff. Cool smell, wheat hop, Citra all the way, floral brought on strong by the citrus. Getting a lot of weed too. It tastes watered down, more metallic, not as complex. Malty hop overtone.
Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma is quite hoppy and evergreen. It pours clear golden with a fine-bubbled pale buff head. Flavor is hoppy and then some, evergreen and a little bitter, with citrus underpinnings and a malty hint. Mouthfeel features OK body but plenty of fizz. Hop to it!
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at GBBF, thanks to Paul I believe. Yellow, still, decent foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, flowers and leaves, passionfruit. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is floral, pine, salty, resinous. Quite nice.
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 01/13/16. Sounds pretty fresh for me for a session IPA starting with an ABV of 4.5.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy to semi-transparent transparent golden color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated barely leaving any lacing.
The smell started off with a sharp citrus somewhat bitter with an underlying sweet to bitter pine to blend.
The taste was moderately bitter with an underscore of bitter piney-ness. There’s a lingering bitter piney aftertaste leading into a slight dry sweet citrus finish. Different, but nice.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a nice harsh bitterness to pound my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good session IPA that I would have again.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2015 Tap @ Cellar 3, Poway.
Pours golden color with a small head. Citric aroma, pine, grassy notes and hops. Citric fruity flavor, grapefruits, grass and gooseberries.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cellar 3. Aroma has fruit candy and some tropical fruits. Flavour has biscuity malt, cereal, some citrus, mild menthol and grassy hops. Somewhat refreshing.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Cellar 3 Brewing, Poway, CA. Pours a clear golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh Citra hops, quite strong herbal notes and grains. Flavour of crisp juicy hops, a bit of biscuit, gooseberries and white bread. Nice and easy.
tiong (5603) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cellar 3, Poway, CA
Pours clear yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty citrus, pine and resin. Taste is grainy malty, hoppy and resinous with some grass and citrus. Finish is smooth, grainy and worty with some hoppiness. Okay, feels a bit raw though.
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Rerate on tap at CBM Awajicho. Bottle from Tanakaya. Clear gold with a small white head. Strong aromas of citrus and pine with a hint of cracker. Taste is similar, crackers, grapefruit, pine, lemon and orange. Fairly spiky bitter finish. Enjoyable.
umich03jm (3100) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is decent. Perfume pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Tastes pretty bitter and dank. Citrus and pine mostly. Not very smooth. Rough finish. Meh.