mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. average khaki fizzy (lasting) head into cloudy brownish-orange body. initially overwhelmed by hops. It stays powerful but mellows a bit as I consume...but finish lasts and lasts. sticky mouthfeel. As I continue drankin’ I notice that there is a good malt backbone present (caramel). Well done...good IPA.
shakespeare33 (201) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of my fav IPAs while still living in San Diego (06 to10).. Sad to see it retired. Thought I had rated it several times but I guess somehow it slipped through the cracks. Anyway, simply stated this IPA is one of the epitomes of San Diego style.. zesty, powerful but also real laid back.. This was a regular order for me from draft houses.. Oh well.. looking forward to trying the next in line...
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.4.2014. Hazy orange, thick lasting head. Fresh aroma, grapefruit. Taste is citrus, dryish bitter, maybe a bit too dry for my taste. Good US IPA anyway.
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Top of the line IPA. Ben a favorite for 3 years now solid. Pisses me off that it’s sold in a 4 pack. It’s good but doesn’t need to be priced so much higher than something like a Stone IPA. If they sold this as a 6r or in a case for a reasonable price I’d buy a lot more. Nevertheless, very pleasantly piney, beautifully hopped, and a bit more on the dry hopped end.
Erzengel (4716) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating from 2012. The beer starts fruity and smooth, fresh, but way too sweetish. Nice, fruity-floral, sweet.
cbohl (7) - - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great full flavored IPA - great appearance, very piney and hoppy but fullness smooths it out a bit. Very much in the Sierra Nevada Torpedo range and that is a much more affordable alternative.
Abrakarl (372) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tropical beer with plenty of hops. Typically the aroma is better than the bitter taste.
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from bottle is auburn in color, aroma is floral and hoppy, taste is initially bitter slightly sweet on the front of the tongue, finish is bitter, solid IPA
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - DEC 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana, shared with JFK. Pours cloudy dark orange with off-white head. Very hoppy, citrus, floral, pine aroma. Sweetish malty, caramel with great hoppy bitterness. Full bodied. Very balanced. Was really impressed by this brew, for me this one has it all.
RickReallyBrew (43) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Last night I had an Avery Myrcenery Ale from CO. It was as good as it gets for an IPA. Well, I have to report that this brew is equally delicious and satisfying. And I’m not easily pleased. Thus beer has a wonderful hop nose, balanced malt and hop bittering flavor. A cornucopia of IPA goodness!
RuneStumo (2292) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.11.2014. 0,355l Bottle. Bougth in Sweden at Systembolaget in Gøteborg. BB August 2014. Dark orange colour with white head. Unclear. Very strong aromas of fresh aromatic hops. Spruce, herbs and pine. Kind of rich with both a malty body and alcohol that gives strength. Aftertaste is bitter with lots of aromatic hops, its not bitter with that dry bitterness. Kind of oily at the end with a kind of softness. Very nice!