Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: An archetypical clean golden-blond IPA. As drinkable as it is not memorable.
How: Tap at Nectarís, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear golden-blond body topped by a small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is leafy and citrusy hops, nothing very aromatic here and not exactly bursting with freshness, this is more like dried fruits and sun dried plants. A pleasant aroma nonetheless. Taste is very crisp crunchy pale malts, a bit of dried honey, sun dried flowers, fruit skin, white grapefruits, lemon zest. Moderate bitterness accompanied by a lemony acidic-tartness. Finish is rather dry. Nothing really exciting here but I canít fault it for anything either, this is a really basic session IPA, a beer that doesnít really try anything, very clean, very drinkable. A beer that has been done one million times before, a reminder that there are people out there who unfortunately donít have any creativity, like ratebeerians with numbers at the end of their usernames.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouing in the tasting room at Just Beer. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Spicy hops, malt. Earthy hops, spicy malt, toast, long earthy grapefruit on the finish.
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lighter golden color. Aroma is of malts, hops, wheat, grain....just about everything that you would have found in the Buzzards Bay IPA. Flavor is the same. There might be a little bit of toffee or caramel malts used, but besides that, this is the same recipe as before. I liked it then, and I still like it today. It makes me feel like I did back then when I could just relax and not worry about all of these bills. Now that Iíve said all of that, let me hit this kush.
MaBeer1972 (1508) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent easy-drinking IPA. Medium honey color with frothy light tan head and wonderfull freshness. Slightly sweet honey malt notes but with a good bittering backside. A bit sticky, but not too much.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light copper color with a small frothy off white head. Leaves nice lacing. Nose is light piney, honey, toast. Palate is sticky and filmy with a light velvet touch and a light bitter swallow. Flavors of pine, toast, honey, apricots.
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop aroma with some nutty malt undertones. Good copper color with foamy white head. Good balance, nice and hoppy up front with a sweet malty middle and a clean hoppy finish. Medium body, a good drinkable beer.
auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at the brewery. A nice and juicy glow, with citrus heavy, piney and minty. Certainly not balls-to-the-wall west coast style, but getting there. More, midwestern in an Amercian IPA aroma hopping strategy. Flavor profile is fresh and bristly with hops. Crisp hop cone minerals, pine resins, and citrus zests, bound to a well built lightly chewy malt base. Clean, fresh, affordable and well-hopped.