ansermadide (1509) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love me a Hoppin’ Frog, and this IPA keeps my faith. Cloudy, bright thick yellow colored ale with golden hues, this looks serious. Seriously serious. The head is bubbly and mostly bright white, and the nose is simple. Piney and slightly resinous with a touch of sweet malts, there’s just enough malt to support the hops (and entertainingly enough to make the malts fun without being heavy or pilsey). It’s soft in the mouth, and the hops totally own this. The finish is great. I love the hops in this. It’s mellow and mature, but delicious in hop presence. The finish issues great bitterness and flavor without requiring total submission. As serious as this is, this is so mellow that it’s sessionable. It’s a deadly combination.
RRistow12 (219) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with white head that lasts a while. Nice lacing present. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Taste is a nice clean fruity bitterness throughout. Good malt backbone. Orange, lemon, grapefruit and some floral notes. Very good IPA.
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glennmastrange (2208) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of roasted, caramel, pine and orange, light dough for the yeast, with date and dried cherry in the background. Head is small to average in size, frothy/fizzy, light tan with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a carbonation between soft and lively. I think I can say that this brewery knows how to make their IPAs.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer under a solid creamy beige foam; long lasting; nice lacework; very fruity hoppiness (apricot, peaches and melon); light yeasty and with hints of marzipan; very tasty and lively, full-bodied, subtle yet fair carbonation, fairly bitter and very dry; long fruity hoppy finish again with some flowery tones - great beer
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico (London) - hazy gold amber with a huge white head. Citrus hoppy, orange, fruity, pine and grass. Very bitter, very nice taste; grapefruit, malts, pine, orange, marmalade. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice, very good IPA.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Chuck. I didn’t get the off components that he did. The beer was a murky straw colored body with a white head. Grassy and some fruity hops in the beer. There were spicy components too. The mouthfeel was medium-full bodied. I actually liked this beer.
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une belle bouteille partagée avec slovak. Un liquide orange avec une mousse mince. Un nez d’agrumes, d’alcool et de de sucre roux (semble vielle). Une bouche amère, forte mais agréable. Un classique de double IPA dans le registre sucré.
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off orange cloudy pour visible carbonation with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is tropical fruits some pear a touch of booze some light grainy almost corn sugar sweetness. Average palate. Flavor is evenly bitter balanced with a light grainy sweetness something just a little off. OK IPA.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Kind of golden hued and hazy. Off white foam. This is floral with soft bitterness. Malty and yeadty. This is as much a saison as it is an IPA. Some citrus. Decent stuff.
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and pine with some caramel. Grapefruit and tangerine flavors with some pine and sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.