dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Belmont Station. Pours amber with a thick white head. Huge citrus pine aroma, very resiny. Smooth malt sweetness, with the cask keeping the carbonation light, and balanced with a nice hop bitterness.
JoeinDahlem (1365) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic US IPA nose with grapefruit and touches of caramel. Deep hazy red-orange. Big fruity hop flavor with firm, reasonable bitterness. Dry zesty finish. Nice surprise.
Brandman (2288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange body, small white head. Sweet malty aroma, bisquit and very fruity hops. Cookies, some herbal flavour, salty smoked salmon in taste. Dries your mouth.
rosenbergh (8014) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. From Seattle, WA, USA. HHOK8.
Slightly hazy amber colour with small creamy off-white head.
Sweetish somewhat dark hops, bread, biscuit and caramel sweetness in aroma. Flavour is bitter dark hops, some sweetness and caramel malt. Thinnish. Rather short bitter aftertaste. Not overly hopped.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Decent IPA. Nothing notable about this one. Decent and drinkable, but hardly distinguishable.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Slightly hazed amber orange pour, small white head. Hop dominated aroma with floral and earthy notes, some mandarin orange. Has a slightly caramelly malt flavor to it and a denser body than a lot of IPAs, though hops still dominate the flavor. More earth and citrus notes with some tropical character. Overall, I find it dominated by sweet tangerine when colder, becoming more resiny as it warms. This beer seems to vary a lot each time I have it, but it’s generally a good affordable standby.
mcberko (8496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Taphouse, pours hazy light golden. Standard IPA here - hops, pine and toffee. Pretty good.
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky dark brown with orange hues. Aroma of molasses, dried fruit, toffee and pine. Flavor is molasses and dried cherry with some woody hints. Not too bad, a little malt forward for my taste in an IPA, but good nonetheless.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, grains and faint stale hops; flavor is about the same, only with a metalic aftertaste. This is not very good at all...maybe i got a 6 that had been sitting around for awile.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of biscuit caramel malt, some roasted nuts and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is medium to full bodied, nice balance of caramel malt and grassy hops, and a touch of fruit. Finish is semi-dry with a biscuit and mild bitterness. Definitely more malt than citrus flavors and a short lived bitterness. Seems to be much tame compared to the Mongoose IPA I tried back in 2007.