ration (1886) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
150712. Tap at eastside club, olympic WA. Pours hazy copper with a nice head. Aroma hops, grassy citrus. Slight soapy feel. Medium bodied. Not Bad.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A yeasty, coniferous and caramelized IPA. Just decent.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh approximately 1 month after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Opaque murky dirty orange body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The medium intensity nose is spruce, some grapefruits. Taste is fluffy crème caramel, very yeasty, coniferous hops. Bitterness level is medium. The beer is very yeasty (somehow I usually don’t like in an IPA) but somehow it doesn’t feel too muddy. There is an alcohol bit in the finish, more than expected for a relatively low abv. All in a all, an decent IPA but in this area (west-coast) it is easier to find a better IPA than a worst one. Beware of the Supergoose, the next man-made evolution of the regular goose, and in case you didn’t know, all birds are actually genetically engineered rats created by a consortium of the hat and car wash industry.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dante’s.
Pours clearish yellow with two fingers head. Smell is sweet malt over the hops. Taste is grassy, but not particularly bitter. Decent, but nothing special.
davidd (7) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy amber with nice white head. Intense hops, a little pine, mostly just bitter. Just enough malt sweetness to take the edge off. Stronger than it tastes, wonder why this isn’t billed as an imperial?
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Clear light amber with an off white head. Aroma of pine, cat pee, citrus and light malt. Flavor is very bitter with some light malt for balance. Medium body with average carbonation and a long, dry, bitter finish. This is a very good, very bitter IPA, I like this a lot.
ACHops (563) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Roanoke. Pours dark orange with thin lacey head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and light malt. Taste is bitter piney floral hops with a well balanced caramel malt base. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is. Really just a solid IPA. Funny, I remember when this used to be considered a double IPA and was hard to come by - now this is frequently on tap and you rarely see Mongoose on tap any more. We’ll consider that an improvement.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft pour at the brewery. Hazy orange color with a nice white head. Citrus and pine in athe aroma. Nice citrus taste. Very drinkable for the alcohol content.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with a thin white head. Great nose of pone resin and orange zest. Medium bodied with an almost rich, yet bright mouthfeel. Fresh hoppy finish.
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden hazy color unfiltered with a nice thick creamy white head and leaves a nice lacing. Smells a sweet citrusy herbal scent, with a little bit of piney grassy notes. Taste is citrus pineapple sweet little bit of pine and ends with some bitterness. Overall another great summer time ipa.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle) Pour is hazy orange..Nose is citrus, honey, pine, hops..Taste is Pineapple, pine, bitter,..Palate is smooth with bitterness