kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Henry Weinhardís IPA
Appearance: clear copper, fine sirty white head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with floral and earthy hops and a strong perfume character thatís not completely pleasant,
Flavor: crystal and caramel malt flavor, mostly dry except for a touch of sweetness from the caramel malt, plenty of balancing earthy hops, long lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a golden color with a light white head. The nose is earthy with some light citrusy hops and a light pale malt note. The flavor is medium bodied, middle-of-the-road hops in the flavor. Fairly low key as far as west coast IPAs go.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is predominately of pine and hops, but a little hay and citrus is there too. The flavor, while fairly smooth, lacks just a bit of character. The finish is fairly good, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Donít misunderstand--this is not a bad beer! It just has a lot of competition in the IPA market, so Iím being critical. Iíd like to pair this brew with some fresh seafood and a mixed green salad.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of hops, cirrus, grass, and chemicals. pours a golden beautifulness. the flavor is lacking the most, tastes more like a pale ale. overall, i believe that this is the best of the weinhards line.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not an overpowering IPA, very sublte flavors, just barely a step up from an APA. Light caramel maltiness, with thin citrus hoppiness, and quite clean, but never aggressive or exciting on the palate in the slightest.
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz freebee from riversideAK, thanks! Poured a golden amber color with fluffy head. Lots of lace on this IPA. Malty aroma with some hints of spices and pines. Tangy dirty taste at first then a malty caramel/toffe body. Not a bad beer.
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light hop aroma, citrus, clean. clear amber with fruity white head that lingers. watery in the moth. flavor more resiny with a little orange, but soon fades into the watery. hints of caramel, but overall thin. not overpowering but clean and well balanced.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchases at Belmont Station in Portland, OR--Clear orange-copper body with a thin yet frothy white head. Nutty, bready fruity nose. Sharp, tangy mouthfeel. Floral, creamy, bitter, oily, slightly cloying flavor. Surprisingly delicious beer.
Lizardking3 (57) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Pours a copper/amber color, with little to no head. Carbonation is distinct from first glance. Goes down fairly smooth, hoppy flavor is apparent but not near a strong level. There is a hint of caramel malt, could have actually been a little bit more malt flavor as the Northwest hops in this beer tend to taste a little skunky and more malt might have balanced that a little better. Very thin, but a good value because of the extremely low price. Average.
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK. Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of hay, floral hops, and earthy. Tastes were muted and consisted of citrus, caramel, and hay. Thin body.