jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source with Andrew and Ellen. Pours a bright golden yellow with white lacing. Aroma is soft fresh citrus hop. Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy with notes of citrus hop and grapefruit.
jkwalking05 (4360) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Hogshead. Gold color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of pineapple, oranges, fresh, light florals, tangerine and mango. Taste is of pineapple, fresh clementine, light herbs, and mango.
travita (4568) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. The look is clear, white head, and golden in color. The smell is reach up and grab you, floral, fruit, grass, and pleasant. The taste is pleasant, smooth, fruit, grass, pine, and good.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour, white head. Nice tropical fruits and some dank hops. Lightly grassy, finished dry and a touch bitter.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On CO2 tap at the brewery. Gold and clear appearance with a sticky tan head and active carbonation. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus/tropical fruits, floral notes, light pine and light earthy notes. Similar flavor, crisp, refreshing and lightly zesty with medium plus hop bitterness. Pretty dank.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Golden-amber, light haze. No sparkler on this one. Assertive hop, leafy grapefruit, lemon balm, very appetizing. Yeah, it’s a bit syrupy, no surprise there, but some nice floral and pithy hop notes, too. Finishes a bit too cloying- gotta keep it light for cask- but not bad.
Steve_0 (3584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the brewery. Slightly hazy golden with a big creamy head and great lacing. Big earthy, fresh cut grass, somewhat floral, oranges, honey, and doughy aroma. Taste is very smooth - grassy, floral, honeysuckle, snappy, doughy, an grapefruit with a medium bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Right on point - great mouthfeel - and very well balanced.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
onceblind (6101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold with a medium foamy white head. Aroma is nicely hopped (American?) but by no means acidic or heavy. Smells a bit like earthy fresh picked hops with grass and light grapefruit rind, balanced with a bit of toffee-ish tones. Flavor is creamy and balanced with a lovely fresh-hop grassy bitterness and crisp blonde sweetness. Earthy leafy hops and a grapefruit-like bitterness are subdued but play a wee part in the start of the taste. A nice balanced and restrained ipa.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the brewery (this is the Chinook dry-hopped version, also sampled the Galena hop version previously). Poured a clear, glowing golden color with a dense, creamy white head that left great lacing as it receded. Aroma of fresh, leafy hops paired with a bright citrus (orange, ripe apricot, pineapple even), some faint pine, and a light spiciness. Smooth, crisp entry with some delicate citrus notes (apricot, orange rind) that leads into a more agressive citrus hoppiness (grapefruit, orange pulp, pineapple) paired with a leafy, earthy hoppiness that follows into the moderately bitter, spicy, earthy finish that lingers on the palate. Crisp, smooth mouth feel that makes you feel bad about taking a break from enjoying. Overall, this bright, easy drinking IPA from an English style brewery puts a lot of "American IPA’s" to shame. Awesome work from Hogshead.