lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Rated on 16.10.2012.
Pours a copper orange colour without a head. Aroma of grains, metals and some fruitiness. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, grassy hops, metals and some alcohol. Harsh on the palate with a bitter grainy finish. Alcohol comes through in the finish as well. Not very good.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pine, almost an oaky vanilla, and an orange citrus. Pours orange and frothy like a solid IPA. Taste is smooth citrus and slight grass. Too much malt makes this light but lame. Not.impressed.
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some liquor store in San Diego: Pours a darkish orange with a white head. Aroma is rather nice and is better than the taste. Taste is earthy and piny, with less citrus than I would have expected. I also found that the sugar seemed to be a little bit unbalanced, as this beer was a bit too sweet. Hops are not sufficiently bitter and hardcore.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle in San Diego. Pours a beautiful orange with solid 1/2 inch rocky off-white head. It collapses into a persistent film that hangs around throughout. Aroma is typical of a mainstream "hoppy" IPA with its somewhat citrus + pine resin hoppiness along with wafts of sweet caramel malt base. Taste is pretty similar with that mainstream bitterness-offsets-sweet-malt nature. Nothing special although it’s a lot better than many others I’ve tasted; still, it falls well short of what it could be. It would be so much better if it had more of a prominent citrus aroma, but I’m left wanting. This bottle has a unique metallic flavor that’s rather unpleasant in the final aftertaste. Not a bad example but there are many other west coast examples that I’d rather go for.
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of crackers, floral notes orange zest, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp., Flavors of biscuit, floral notes, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp lingering bitter finish.
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. Pine resin and flowers on the nose. The taste is dominated by hops as you might expect. Good malt backbone underlies pine and citrus flavours. Assertive bitterness typical of the style is present but doesn’t overwhelm. Dry finish but a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste lingers. Fine example of a West Coast IPA.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) amber with white head. Floral hops aroma. Flavor is floral and citrus hops reasonably balanced with caramel malt backbone.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 7%. Clear golden amber pour with a lasting foamy white head. Nose has notes of pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Creamy mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation and a big bitter finish that lingers. Taste is very piney, with the fruit notes much more subdued and a solid malt profile that has hints of nuts, wood and caramel. Overall a fairly decent IPA, a little unexciting, bland even, but still quite drinkable.
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with weak hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish.
KeefOz (968) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a translucent golden amber colour with a near-one-finger head of white bubbles that diminished quickly and left OK lacing. Moderate carbonation. Bitter hops on aroma. Taste of bitter hops hits first up and lasts to finish. Medium body. 7% ABV. Short strong bitter finish.