crossovert (8705) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off, awesome name for the brewery. Second this was my first IPA in months so it gets a bias, but I LOVED it. Nice mango in the smell and taste.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml. Hazy, golden body. Fizzy, white head. The aroma has notes of stinky cheese, grass, toasted grain, flowers, rotten fruit, citrus, earthiness and lacquer. The flavor is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and lively carbonation. The beer is aggressively hopped. But the aromas and flavors are not appealing. The rotten fruit flavor gets overrun by bitterness which is a plus because bitter is better than rotten. Unpleasant.
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Keg at the Euston Tap. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a creamy, white cap. Aroma holds a lot of buttered bread, some vegetables, hints of ripe orange. Flavor is quite sweet, honey and cakey bread, grassy bitterness, subtle pine, dank hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warmish finish, some dry toastiness in the throat, hints of yeast, light pine. Seems like this beer is still trying to find itself. Alright. (10 June 2011, Score: 3.4)
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear yellow with a white foam head. Nice. Some cleansing minerals, citrus peel, moderate sweetness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Gritty mineral finish with pale malts and rindy citrus. Not bad. (Score: 3.4)
ElDesmadre (2018) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy golden, frothy and quite durable head. Aroma is strong citrusy hops with a lingering graininess that resembles that of a Czech pilsener, plus some hay. Also a bit flowery and some faint strawberries. Great, fresh and rustical aroma. Carbonation slightly above moderate. Taste is lightly estery-malty at the front with a heavy and broad citrusy-grapefruity bitterness at the back, accompanied by that rustical grain-hay collage. Fantastic!
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at 6% at the Euston Tap. It pours hazy light straw yellow, with a very thin off-white head and high carbonation. The nose is sweet orange, hay, bread and straw. The taste is lemon, lime, sweet orange, metal, hay, grass, sweaty socks and cardboard. it starts out quite sweet and finishes with a citrusy, moderate bitter taste. Too much metal coming through from the carbonation. I agree with the previous suggestions that this is more like a hoppy lager.
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pivotéka Zlý Časy, Prága. Rosszabb pontszáma van, mint a sima ipa-nak, pedig azok közül amiket én kóstoltam, ez egyértelműen jobb. Az igazi narancssárgás ipa-szín, kemény habja piszkosfehér, és jó sokáig csúcsosodik az ital tetején. Az illata nagyon ott van, rengeteg gyümölcs: barack, mangó, dinnye, na meg persze virágillat és egy halvány mézes beütés, igazi nektár ez. Az ízéről hasonló jókat lehet írni, a komlós keserűség azonban nem olyan erőteljes, nem szárítja ki a teljes tápcsatornánkat, ettől kicsit más jellegű, mert nagyon jól lehet inni, picit édeskésebb is a szokottnál, nagyon hasonló a Serforrás IPA-hoz. Kellemesen testes, jó száraz és a szénsavassága is nagyon el van találva, bármikor jólesik egy ilyen sör, feltétlen érdemes kipróbálni.
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit hazy liquid with thick head. Aroma is grassy with herbal and floral essences. The taste is a bit premature in my opinion with notes of sweetness and biterness too. Aftertaste is hoppy, bitter. A nice IPA all in all.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured yellow with a white head and some lace. aroma was citrus and florals. flavor was citrus, florals, and slight grass. body was light with high carbonation.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from a friend. It pours a cloudy gold color with bits of yeast and whatnot floating around. It forms a decent sized, chunky white head. The nose has notes of grass, light lemon, and perhaps some coriander. The flavor seems a little acridic in an aspirin sort of way. Weak up front though. Still, it has some grassy hop notes and some malt thrown in more for body. Average carbonation. Dry finish. My buddy got this as part of a BOTM club and it reminds me of the mediocre fare you would typically get. Not atrocious, just not very noteworthy either.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer, bitter, citric hops, citric hops, drenched in citric hops. Truly. Lovely color (light gold/yellow) and great conditioning. Reminds of sharp sourdough bread and cheddar cheese. Relatively clean and fresh even when warm. Unidimensional and strongly flavored, though.