Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A under-malted and over-hopped abrasive piney and grassy golden IPA. Hard to drink
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Clear golden body topped by medium off-white head quickly dissipating to a small persistent layer of foam
In long: Nose is rather piney but also with plenty of dry grass with a spicy twist. Taste has elusive malts, light body, residual sugars without backbone. Balance is obviously not the goal here. Hop profile was like a hefty dose of chinook-like high alpha acid sandy piney hops with also a whole lot of Saaz-like dry grassy hope with a spicy edge. Iím almost certain no Saaz went into this American IPA but thatís what it tasted like. There was also a soapy edge I could have done without. Very looooonnnnnggggg after-taste. This beer didnít work for me, abrasive, not refreshing, hard to drink despite the light body, couldnít take big sips without making faces. I was very much disappointed by this one, and it is the all those disappointments caused by all the boring beers I buy that drove me into drinking, and that makes perfect sense to me.
mikedR (1455) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid DIPAs. Is there anything that calls out this solid DIPA from any of the others? No. But, I enjoy this one.
Padron4KM (611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle.
Light amber, creamy one finger head, spotty lace.
Aroma hops up front; dank, juicy citrus, piney, floral, with some crystal malt backing it up.
Flavor is citrus hops (orange, tangerine), and sweet malts.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orangish pour, white head. Some juicy citrusy hops, and light sweet malt keep this one fairly balanced. Nothing outstanding but a very solid beer.
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, orangey amber. Thin, lasting, white head. Fusty orange. Pine cone. Pine resin. Ginger biscuit, sweet malts. A bit of black pepper. Taste is light sweet, light, woody dry, and mostly, piny, bitter. Airy, soft, but full palate. Finishes long, dank, fusty bitter. Very nice.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine and citrus wit some weedy stank to it as well. Had it brewery fresh and it was quite good. Not a wrecker, but not far off.
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Golden amber coloured with rich orange marmalade flavours, tropical fruit notes and a creamy pine and citrus finish. Awesome!!
SilverfoX (544) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty pine cone aroma, pale gold body with white lacing, creamy pine cone flavour with the malt coming through for a relatively sweet finish
batneil (406) - - JAN 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at a Concord beer festival. Not bad, but not the best IPA Iíve had.
Scouser (285) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange gold with no lacing or head. Aroma of lavender grapefruit and other floral notes, one of the best smelling beers! Taste of rose hip, berry, grapefruit. This is a really good beer.
ElCapitan22 (195) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange/gold color. There is next to no lacing or head retention. Smells floral as hell. Lots of rose aroma here, along with nice grapefruit notes. Tastes floral and hoppy, most related to the grapefruit notes in the aroma. A delicious beer that I would seek out again!