saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is deep golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, lightly burnt caramel and malt.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a golden brown color with nice some orange tint. The head is surprisingly minimal.
S: A lot of pine and citrus notes from the hops, with only a slight touch of wheat (not that Iím complaining). This is more of an IPA or APA from the nose, anyway.
T: The flavors are very similar to what the nose would indicate. Good citrus (orange) and bitter hop flavors, a touch of sweetness on the finish.
M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body with a nice crisp, refreshing finish.
D: A much better take on the Pale Wheat Ale than the usual "hefeweizen" that American breweries make. The hoppiness really makes this a great refreshing brew.
popery (1218) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a relatively pale, bright golden liquid with a good white head that sticks around for quite awhile. The nose has a strong pine/grapefruit aroma. Itís a bit like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo mixed with a San Diego-style IPA. I always find hop bill descriptions hard; itís a fairly unique flavor with many variations. At any rate, this beer is aggressively hopped. It has a good level of bitterness. The grain does not get in the way of the hops all that much. I believe that thereís wheat in there, but itís not a strong presence, just background noise at best. So, why not throw some wheat in your IPA? Iím not complaining.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, grass, peach and citrus. Flavour is malty and hoppy, citrus and peach.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into snifter. Orange amber pour with a bit of airy off-white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma but not a hop bomb. Good hop notes in the flavor but mostly dominated by a caramel sweetness with a touch of alcohol from the abv. Kind of dry finish with a strange aftertaste but another enjoyable offering from Lagunitas.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Little Sumpiní sumpiní ale--Limited Release 2009--12 oz. Bottle. 7.30% ABV-64.2 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial? Lacy dense white head. Clear bright soft gold color. Creamy floral hop soft malt front. Cloying creamy mellow sweet malty caramel sourdough mild fruit body. Smooth hot hop spice cloying bitter malt end. Tasty & smooth, but Odd malt notes like a cream ale? Sampled 11/5/2009. 6-Pack--$9.29
Lagunitas Brewing Company--Little Sumpiní sumpiní ale--Limited Release--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 64.20 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale. Thin thin lace white head. Clear bright thin gold color. Lagunitas standard hop profile mild floral flowery front. Mild sweet slightly creamy rich golden cream ale pale ale tangy fruit hint crisp body. Tangy mild hop spice end. Hoppy Cream Ale? Sampled 8/25/2010. 6-Pack $9.79.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 6/3/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Cask Ale. Citrusy floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange golden with small white head. Citrusy floral hop flavor over moderately grainy caramel malt. Finish is dry and bitter.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep gold pour. Flavor and aroma of light malt and soapy, citrus peel hops. Pretty tasty!
Gr0ve (2082) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Clear amber. Thick fluffy white head that clings to the glass. Nice floral and caramelly aroma. Notes of lemon. Body is surprisingly thin and I would suspect sugars were used to dry out its body. Nicely balanced with caramel and hops. The finish is light and not really bitter. The hops do not shine through as much as one would expect. Still this is a nice and very drinkable beer. It does not really match the average IPA though, for many reasons.
patrickfannon (1205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours slightly hazy orange with a relatively thin, creamy white head. Aroma of honey, raisins, lemon zest, hops, and a slight touch of pine. Medium, simple body with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Good IPA.