michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seriously underrated. Moderately hoppy IPA. Clean, crisp, relatively straight forward taste. Nothing stands out, but nothing to complain about. Seems like it’s not bitter enough for some, but I find it to be a reasonable IPA. Actually a pretty good beer for a 6.2 ABV brew.
AWISLguy (2326) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brennans. Pours a cloudy orangey brown with nice lacing. Small bubbles under the surface. Aroma is floral, citrus fruit and some pine. Taste is sweet fruit, some bitter citrus fruit, some woodiness. Slightly sour flavor. Somewhat sticky. Finishes almost non-existent. Starts solidly, shame that it fades away.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a solid copper tinged golden color with foamy off-white head. The hops aroma is sweet and floral with some mild citrus notes. The flavor opens up with aggressive pine and grapefruit bitterness along with some herbal hops and earthy caramel malt characteristics. The body is moderately thick with strong carbonation and a bitter, citrusy sweet finish. Overall, a simple and refreshing hoppy IPA.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 Pint, 6oz btl. Pours amber somewhat clear, with little to no head. Citrus and resin aromas electrify the nostrils. The taste was a little flat compared to a good number of IPA’s I’ve tested over the years; but better than most. I thought the drinking experience was flavorsome.
dchmela (3002) - 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 (1440) - 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 (2662) - 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 (9929) - 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.