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 (315) - 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 (17277) - P´Castle, 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 (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - 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.
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light golden-orange color with a big billowy head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather quickly, leaving a light level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a floral and pine hop nature with a great showing of a bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a more citrus hop smell as well as some light earthy hop smells. A hint of a caramel and light fruit aroma are there as well, giving a rather nice and balanced, somewhat drier IPA smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly doughy taste mixed with a little bit of a caramel taste as well as some flavors of a light fruit nature. The hop is very light upfront, with it only having a little bit of a grapefruit citrus taste. As the taste moves on, more and more hop comes to the tongue with a surge in the citrus, but also a coming of some pine and herbal hop tastes. The pine ends up surpassing the grapefruit hop at the end, and with a coming of some earthy hop tastes, one is left with a rather pleasant semi-dry, but rather flavorful hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average to slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average to average. Overall the feel was pretty decent as it was thick enough for the dank hop, with the carbonation all while supporting the malt and sweet nicely.
Overall – A quite easy drinking and semi-drier IPA with a bit of a more piney and dank taste. Overall fairly nice.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with small off white head. Aroma of resinous and grapefruit hops. Light body, resinous and grapefruit hop bitterness, not much malt notes, and a bitter finish.
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy amber (although it looked almost yellow when the beer was gushing out the bottle), head is nice, stays long and leaves beautiful lacings. Aroma has some grainy malts there but is definitely hoppy. Oil, pine and resins also there, something lager-like too. No idea what it is. Taste is nicely bitter, not too sharp but very full and also malt focused bitterness. Doesn’t have too many layers but is a good West Coast IPA, satisfying your thirst for hops.
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alluring aroma with golden colour. Is be an excellent example of the Southern California take on the hop forward American IPA.