ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours copper with small white head. aroma of grass, some bready malt. tastes of bitter hops, but indistinct. palate is oily and thin.
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As IPAs go, this is a little light. Very balanced with caramel malt and primarily floral hops with some citrus. Very clean. Would score higher as an APA.
haukur (1185) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. coppar with a small but dense head. Weak floral aroma, over carbonated on the tongue, not very bitter for an ipa, more like a mild pale ale. Refreshing on a hot summer day in Boston but not really a good beer
JBPortland (407) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft in Boston 8/7. Pours copper color with small head. Aroma is very faint, almost non-existent, grassy notes. Mouthfeel is watery, low carbonation. Taste is bitter, grassy, faint lemon notes, faint pine, metallic notes, weak, flavorless, bland, this is an IPA? I would describe the flavor as "beer". Have to work at it to find any noticeable hop characteristics in nose or taste. Finish is small bitterness. Dull and boring.
Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 24.06.2013, tap @ Doyle’s Cafe Boston:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral and perfumed, hops, light malts, citrus, alcohol, leafs, grass. Taste is slightly dry grassy, hops, light malts, wet leafs, grass soil, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh. Fair enough.
Minderbinder (1536) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of sugar, some malt. Very low hop aromatics. Taste is of fruits, some tropical stuff, malt, bad fruit juice. Palate: Light body. Questionnable balance. Overall: refreshing. Not tthe best of IPAs, or well not at all how I fancy my IPAs.
deaconmike (300) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Clear gold with foamy head which leaves splotchy lacing. Aroma is floral hops with light citrus, grainy malt. Taste is mildly bitter with a dry finish. Very crisp; heavy carbonation. A bit soapy. The hops flavor is very subdued and the grain is prominent; along with the mouthfeel, I’m not sure I would have pegged this as an IPA drinking this blind.
ChrisFields (65) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- Pours amber gold, single finger head dissipates quickly.
Aroma- floral bouquet and light citrus.
Taste- Orange peel with a rounded light hops bitterness.
Palate- Thin and relatively smooth for an IPA
Overall- Meh, decent offering but pretty tame. Easy drinking starter IPA maybe.
Tstamba (199) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Nautica in Birch Harbor ME. Copper color with small white head. Not much going on here... Seems a commercial effort at an IPA, Trying to appeal to the masses... Just ok.
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Christpuncher (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely balanced ipa. Super fruity and tastes a little soapy. Has a nice bitter finish.
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