oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on my birthday last year. From the backlog. Clear yellow. Peach, pine, resin. Super soft malt character with an earthy finish. Solid!
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th May 2015
Almost clear yellow - gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy with a fine minerally crispness. Very light malts, not that sweet. Hops are smooth hop skunk with a nice dose of pine. Finishes light and crisp. A bit thin but certainly hoppy.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 6/7/15. Bottle from Alisha. Drank from a Spiegal IPA glass. A very nice floral aroma with a nice light body that is great for summer.
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tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 30 April 2015 (importer label) - Pours clear golden with a smooth white head. Aroma of hay, grass, vinous tropical fruits, citrus, hints of resin and caramel. Taste is sweetish, grassy and citrusy with some hay, resin, tropical fruits and lemon. Finish is crisp, sweetish malty and citrusy with some hay, grass and lemon. Okay.
Idiosynkrasie (5026) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Clear, pale yellow-ish golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious hoppy aroma, fruity hints of pear, apple, peach, minmally bready pale malty background. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty, initially relatively plain bitter hoppy, later slightly fruity, hints of apple, pear, peach.
RichTheVillan (4689) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, straw and slight lemon aroma, taste has refreshing citrus action backed up with some bread, some grapefruit and a hint of gooseberry.
GarrettB (1239) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 25th, 2013 - Everyone knows the IPA, but the IPL is a rarer treat. What makes an IPL? An aggressively hopped lager? The label doesn’t say, but that’s my guess both before and after sampling this version of the beer from Ironfire. The scent is dominantly piney, and recalls images of walking around a copse of pine trees in the Rocky Mountains. There’s also the fibrous scent of twine and the bitterness of lemon pith. But there’s a heavy layer of hops too, which is dry and resinous, and a handful of spice. My mother was a fan of arts and crafts fairs, which were often packed into church gymnasiums, and that heady smell of freshly cut wood, twine and other art supplies shares some aromatic genetics with the Nühell. As textured as the aroma is, the palate is smoothly carbonated. The hops is predominant here, with a dry hop or compressed cop bitterness taking the lead, though it’s a reserved leadership - mild and subtle. The aftertaste is strangely hoppier than the flavor itself, leaving each sip at a high-note. I like it, and hope to see IPLs more widely.
BeerFunGuy (849) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a nice floral aroma. It has a lot of flavor for a lager but is more mild than your typical India pale. A great balance.
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Clownoisseur (367) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Brokensail. Pours a light golden-yellow. Two finger fluffy head. Aromas a light lagered yeast sweetness and sharp grapefruit hop bitterness. Taste is a bit sharp upfront. Grapefruit galore. It settles into a lightly sweet malt backbone before some light floral hop bitterness to round it out. Solid.
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours with a clear perfectly gold body that supports a near white head of foam. So I thought this was an IPA tick and had I noticed when I bought this it was a lager I likely would have passed on it. The aroma offers up some sweetness, some lagery yeasty fruity esters, tart hoppy grapefruit and then a light peach cotton candy sensation. The taste delivers firm hop notes like grapefruit citrus hops and a peach to slightly mango note. Well behind the hops lurks some soft sugary notes mixed with some lagery yeasty fruity esters. This has a nice bitter hoppiness up front to keep it light and refreshing well above the lagery sweetness. Very glad I didn’t notice this was a lager at the time of purchase.