Rastacouere (6103) - 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.
rgf001 (52) - München, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wonderful aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Clear dark amber with nice head. Flavor is too dank for me, overpowering everything. Finishes dry.
Handypaul (102) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. bottle. Pours clear orange with a rocky slowly dissipating white head that leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is primarily floral and citrus hops with faint notes of caramel. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, medium to full body, oily texture, average to lively carbonation, and a long dry bitter finish, sticky in the far finish. Pretty good but not my thing.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, pours slightly clearish orange, notes are orange hops, toasty malt, wood, and light sugar. Lighter to medium body. A little bitter and sticky but I’m cool with it.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/13
Aroma: The aroma has some nice hops, citrus, a little earth, and some caramel malts
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber color with a nice, cream colored head and average lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet with a nice malty flavor and a mid-heavy hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a decent feel, soft carbonation, and a dry finish
I have found this one to be a really nice example of an IPA. Good stuff. It hits nicely on most of the marks that you look for in the style.
Nejhleader (1150) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a bit of a bitter citrus aroma. strong upfront citrus pine hop taste. Good body. Nice Stuff.
canary dog (623) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-dark amber hue with a nice head of foam. Slowly dissipating head. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, almost like soda. Smooth and easy drinking, never full or cloying or sweet. Tastes like a really good draft IPA. Very similar to Finch’s Threadless IPA. I really enjoyed this beer.
DialSquare (2051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from ABC on Apalachee. Copper pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel, honey, floral. Tastes are sweet crystal malts and then pine, resiny bitter. Tea vibe. Little dry in the finish.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. It poured from the bomber an orange-amver. Beige head. Lots of lacing. Nose of grapefruit. Medium body. Resinous mouthfeel. Flavor of grapefruit and pine hops. Dry bitter finish. Classic IPA.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. This is coming across as slightly oxidized. Pine, resinous hops, hints of citrus. There is a firm bitterness and some bready maltiness. Meh.
brewballs (115) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Passable brew. Thin head. Notes of hop. Traces of citrus. Semi-smooth wash down. Ok. But not earth shaking, Definitely will not rock your world.