olio (8785) - 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 (1398) - 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 (102) - 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 (245) - 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.
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a gold color just off of clear. Short lasting white head. Decent amount of pine and citrus hops in the nose. Flavor follows with much the same but with an alcohol component that doesn’t quite fit in. The bitterness is more astringent than bitter, per se. Still, a nice beer despite it not quite gelling together.
Beerhunter111 (14701) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klare goldene Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht grasig, bitter hopfig, malzig. Geschmack sehr bitter, malzig, Citrusfrüchte, trocken.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good standard IPA, not too big on hops but ok, as it would distract from mellow malts. Defiantly bitter, hoppy very nice example of a west coast IPA.
VertBaconStrips (2279) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Absorbed through eyeballs quickly at California Adventure. almost thickness, very fruity, orange, peach, pine and rrgf. Finished while standing in line for another beer.
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma shows a very pleasant lemon hoppy aroma, the palate is very clean, light. Shows great length, but all the while drying, which encourages you to the next mouthful. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.