beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus pine aroma in a golden pour. Hop forward balance with a restrained fruity body that leads to a sustained bitter finish. A pleasant brew - but one that doesn’t stand out from the crowded field.
mdgraber64 (31) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy to drink IPA. Not a heavy floral or citrusy aroma. Does not have a bitter finish. Good taste. For the beer fan that doesn't like a bitter IPA finish.
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Chalumeaux (1008) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from draft Legion 227 deep copper color with a nice one finger white head. Aromas of bitter hops floral tones and dank citrus. Taste is caramel bitter hops and citrus.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy amber, white head, some lacing. Nose is mildy fruity with floral notes - not too much alpha acid here - very mild. Flavor is very nice with a great blend of soft barley malt and lightly piquant hop resin. Very good for an old-school US IPA.
Seannpc (134) - - MAR 11, 2016
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light aroma. Golden color with no thickness or cloudiness. Light start with hint of malt. Clean finish
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Heidbummer (170) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schooner from keg at Draft House Tower Bridge. Pours gold/orange, minimal head. A bit too carbonated for me. Nice bitterness, but perhaps needs more citrus to it. I have had this at source in Boston and it was awesome, so perhaps it doesn’t travel that well. Still a good IPA.
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz from Bier-Bienne (CH). Orangy India very bitter but with tropical fruity, floral notes, compote and resin. Well done.
Beerhunter111 (15463) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klare goldene Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch mild hopfig, grasig, Heu. Geschmack mild hopfig, grasig, getreidig, okay!
VastActiv (5495) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Seasons & Grille Bar, Portland. Originally rated 20160219. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, some sweetness, some hops and malts. Some strange bad flavours. Dirty taps I think or otherwise this is very bad beer.
UXO (1406) - CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: floral, bready malt, grassy, pine, hint of citrus. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry finish. (3/5)
Definitely a more English-style IPA, with the hops, any least on the tongue, being less well-defined and sharp than the typical American versions. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not in ESB territory or anything, and there’s a little bit of stone and tropical fruit coming out as it warms, but it’s definitely a milder implementation. Not unpleasant by any means, and I don’t think being a week after the best-by date hurt this too much. (13/20)