oh6gdx (22478) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@fonefan. Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, some mild herbs, a bit spicy too. Flavour is very similar. Nice citrusy and sweet malty finish and aftertaste.
Rasmus40 (13770) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 200615
Idiosynkrasie (4905) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma with fruity hints of mango and peach, a herbal touch. Taste is bitter hoppy, hints of mango and peach, a slightly mineral and chalky touch. Not a gamete of the world-wide IPA dissemination.
kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange pour from Open House in San Diego. draft with white head. Wheat and fruits. Fruity and grassy citrus flavor. Really good
Fashawn (430) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma carico di fiori d’arancia, molto dolce sulle prime. scorza di agrumi,parecchio pompelmo, ed un po’ di pino nel sottofondo. Attacco di pane dolce, watery come tessitura ma non slegata. Amaro da scorza di agrumi, leggermente il pino. Un po’ di ritorno alcolico, l’unico difetto di una birra che piace e si lascia bere. Molto ben fatta. Carbonatazione ai minimi termini, liscia, ben bilanciata.
olio (7508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. BBE 06.01.2016.
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Piney, grassy aroma, mandarin and orange peel too, floral hops and faint resin. Grapefruity, citric flavor, subtle caramel sweetness, some hops, pale malts and distant toffee notes. Juicy fruitiness on the aftertaste. Very easy to drink, a decent juicy IPA.
fajry (1108) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vycap Camel, Shanghai. Tmavsia zlata farba, biela pena. Vona sladka, citrusova, chmelova. V chuti stredne plne a ovocne telo, citrusove a grapefruitove tony. V pozadi trosku prazdnejsi dojazd, ale prijemne horky.
Rex_Remes (80) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 12oz). Aroma: nice hoppy nose, can smell the Cascade hops. grapefruit. A bit herbally/soapy. Appearance: good looking beer. Medium amber in color (a bit lighter than expected). Light head that does linger and holds on to the glass. Quite bitter. Flavors of hops, grass. Creamy and oily on the palate. An above average IPA.
Good points: Hoppy nose.
Areas for improvement: More complexity in flavors. It seemed to be mostly a bitter beer with green/grass/herb flavor and hard to discern much else.
One2remeber (186) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle code 12:04, 0705.
Light body, crispy malts like a weak pale ale. Light hops, some pine, lemon citrus. Not too much flavor going on. Clean brew. Bland, would not recommend to someone expecting a typical West Coast IPA from San Diego, put in same class of a Red Hook IPA.
Bloke (18) - Wei Hai, CHINA - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was example of another IPA flooding the market that doesn’t match my standards for an IPA. It wasn’t nearly hoppy enough, lacked bitterness and tasted more like a Pale ale.
Perhaps it was disadvantaged by the fact it was being tasted while at a bar with 250 beers and I was working my way through a few but that’s when the top beers stand out.