rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a clear darker gold with a one finger white head. Really good head retention with decent lacing.
Aroma is much better than many other IPA’s I have had. Lots and lots of pine along with a touch of citrus. Really a nice blend of earth and citrus here. A little bit of light wood too with pinecones.
The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. More pine than citrus but not nearly as strong as was present in the aroma. Moderate to high bitterness throughout along with some more wood and pine resin. Finish is moderately sticky with bitterness lingering long after all flavors have subsided.
Overall, a better than average IPA. It is definitely hop-centric with malt being nearly undetectable but the hops in this really work well. One to pick up every now and then.
tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a smooth head. Aroma of crisp caramely malts, fruits, grassy hops and resin. Taste is caramely malty, sweetish and resinous with some citrus, grass and pine. Finish is hoppy, caramely and sweetish with smoe caramely malts and resin. Okay.
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh floral hops, resin and mandarin orange. Flavour of crisp citrusy bitterness, biscuit, mild sweetness, grass and resin. Medium bodied. Quite malty.
olio (7956) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Very resinous aroma, sweet fruity notes and pine. Flavor has our amber, resin, pale caramel malts and juicy notes. A bit different but tasty IPA.
laiti (7642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. Aroma as sweet fruity tones, caramel and tropical fruits. Flavour has resiny malt, some tropical fruits and grapefruit. Also fruit candy. Easy to drink but still quite rich.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 29 July 2012 -- A nice brew. More of an earthy IPA than the citrus I prefer.
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft poured a light orange color with aromas of light hops, cotrus, malt and a touch of pine. Flavors are light grain and malt with some cotrus light bitterness in the aftertaste decent but doesn’t cure the hop bite I’m looking for.
BREWMUSKCLES (2403) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big citrus hop and full of resin like rye. fragrant flowery and sugary with enough tang and backbone to remain respectable. chewy mouthfeel and a bit of zing.
decaturstevo (5490) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and medium malt. Flavor is sweet bready malt and resiny hops. Solid resiny bitter with notes of lemon zest. Bitter grows as it goes. Medium body with just a touch of fizz. Solid ipa
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle, no dating on the bottle that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops, along with some bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some wheatiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating and a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I liked it OK, but I didn’t think it was one of the better IPA’s I’ve had. Since this bottle was given to me from one of my friends, I really have no idea how old it is. I’d like to try this again in the future.
tightslice (468) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a light amber with a very frothy head. Aroma is hops, hop resins, earthenware, something chemical / moth ball-y. Taste is moderate bitterness with a bit of metallic / tinny taste. Wonder if I got an older bottle.