Rastacouere (6058) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fair white head covers the cloudy, rather pretty darkish gold. Green, gently catty, citrusy nose with a certain dank aspect to it is not necessarily all that intense, but nicely accentuated by the malt which pleasantly remains in the background and merely serve a support role. Nice texture, it’s relatively thin, but punctuated by myriads of efficient medium-sized bubbles which all contribute to drying the palate out. Rather than being straight up bitterness, the finish feels bubbly and somehow diminished by hints of chlorine and soap - like the best flavor compounds were best delivered by the aroma than the post-taste in whic the negative aspects are flashing. A drinkable animal, but the finish seems a bit off and it seems that if they meant to take the minimalistic in terms of hops, they could have extended the boundaries a little further with their hop aroma extraction.
Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft beer tasting dinner at the Brownstone, round four: Clear light copper, nice foamy white head slowly settles. Fruity citrus floral hop aroma. Citrus floral herbal hop taste, pine resin, caramel malts and some spiciness. Pretty strong and dense. Soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, aggressively hopped. Closer to imperial status. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys) Complimented nicely with butter chicken and rice with cranberry and date chutney. (you can really taste the chutney!)
Lupulucid (29) - - JUN 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This seems more like an imperial IPA despite limited alcohol. It is slightly lighter than most DIPA but has more heft than many IPA’s. Enormous aroma and hop flavor with restrained bitterness. Very pretty and refreshing.
pras (293) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor is more of the same with a nice bitterness. Very enjoyable beer.
r464 (1476) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep coppery amber color with a foamy off-white head. Bitter hops with an earthy undertone, citrus zest and malt.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6th October 2012
Cloudy amber beer, goods cream coloured head. Palate is softish and a little airy. Mild fine carbonation. Nice soft creamy malt base. Good hops - rich tangerine and orange, mild marmalade. Whisper of aniseed. Finishes soft and creamy with mellow hop bitterness. A mellow and luxuriant IPA - very nice indeed!
Hopsclation (26) - Chicago, - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Worth trying if you see it around. Very sweet subtle ipa, almost more like an apa. Its defining thing to me, is that is has a sweet melon taste, almost like one of those melon vanilla ice cream things. I havent encountered that taste in any other ipas. However, it falls short of greatness because it just seems to be thin across the board.
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours clear copper amber with a great beigish head leaving lacing. Aroma is fruity malty hoppy citric soma caramel grassy. Flavor is malty metallic grassy citric piny bitter a bit pungent peppery, has some caramel sweet notes. Finishes longlived bitter malty.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle:   Amber with a slight copper hue, moderate to large frothy off-white head, very nice lacing.   Looks great!   Somewhat of a dull hop aroma, but moreso an old bread or stale wheaty bread aroma.   Not exactly
what I want to smell in my IPA.   Similar tongue, dull hop but moreso this musty stale bread like flavor.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Oh boy, this was pretty much a waste.   I was expecting so much more as some
of their anniversary releases are so tasty, but this IPA is just well below the standard.   Little hop aspect, but a lot of stale/musty/moldy bread.   A let down...
DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall loved this IPA, amazingly smooth and hoppy, nice amber hue with beautiful white head
raradel (230) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a staple IPA, so good. Solid citrus and really nice body. Floral, orange juice taste. Looks a little dark for how it taste, but who cares?