jgb9348 (4817) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall off-white head and a nice rich bronze glow. Aroma of fresh grassy and resiny hops, a lot of apricots, some sugars and a little bit of malty earthiness. Medium-bodied; Assertive piney and floral hoppiness up front with a good bitter malt earthiness and some light caramel noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good blend of hops and malt, some lighter caramelised sugar flavours and a pleasant fruit flavour to finish off the beer. Overall, a decent beer - not amazing, but wroth trying if you can find it - the balance between the hops and malt were great. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased earlier today at K&E Beverage Center in New Paltz, New York sampled later in the evening at home in New Paltz on 21-July-2012.
Mep3222 (542) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt aroma with some piney hops. Taste is roasted malt balanced nicely with the hops. Bitter dry finish. Descent shmaltz beer but nothing mind blowing. Good all around ipa, but more on the malty side with the piney resinous finish.
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cheap (4172) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
another ipa on tap at my local bar. fresh and pungent, not mouth coating but certainly on ipa style. not as viscous as most yet retains much of that ipa bullshit thing for the whole session. fresh smelling with a little b/o in there. of course, like most ipa, could use a few more manners. yes, comes across fresh on this tap and therefore is a little more enjoyable compared to many run of the mill eye-pahs.
steview (1026) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay. Not my kind of IPA. I prefer a simpler, lighter grain bill so the emphasis is much more on the hops. There are malt flavors that taste well, but battle the hops. Overall, I like it, but simply don’t prefer all those different malts.
malrubius (1818) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Clear bright copper with lasting offwhite head and lace. Floral citrus and spice aroma. Mild bready toffee sweetness with assertive rind and pine bitterness with a reprise of melon and biscuit sweetness in the finish. Medium body aggressive carbo. Very good.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
I must have gotten a old bottle of this, because this thing was cheese-ified to the max. No resemblance of an IPA whatsoever. I will definitely re-rate when another bottle is purchase...if another bottle is purchased. Blech.
yrock (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hugely hopped beers are either unpalatable or they make to the other side and transcend the bitterness of hops and enter into a new flavour profile which can now longer be called piney or citrusy.
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574deadzone (1074) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a new 12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange-golden with a thick off-white head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving lots of spotty, soapy hanging lace. Nose involves some dank herbal earthy stuff, some caramel, plenty of pine and some tropical fruit. Pretty sweet flavor, but also quite bitter. Medium bodied, oily, sticky, resinous, finishing on the dry side. Very nice, a beer I’ve walked past many times but digging the new format. Not a huge citra bomb, but it’s in there and I like the blend with the less trendy cascade and centennial.
commonshawn (424) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at yard house. Copper with small white head and good lacing. Piney and floral, resin aroma. Slightly sweet taste for an ipa. Floral and crisp. Pretty Tasty.
AdiBeer (1432) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: intense flowery hopsm, tropical fruits. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, medium, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensifym, flowers, some resin. Overall: very nice IPA, well-balanced aroma and palate. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
beechner224 (738) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to some kind of glass. Pours a golden with white head. Aroma is mix of malt and hops. Mostly danky aroma, but some citrus in the background. Taste is lite, dry, danky, finishes dry. Pretty tasty beer.