gdubu493 (27) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thirty-two ounce growler from dívines in Washington, DC. Poured into a a glass I like to drink beer from. Floral, hoppy aroma. Clear, golden appearance. Tastes like your average IPA, nothing special. Iím not sure how a beer "made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts" could be so one-note with not much more character. Balanced on the palate. Overall, Awktoberfest said it well, "Nice base ipa...staying in the box on the dance floor" #RespectBeerBrethren. However, I cannot vouch for Awktoberfestís metaphors.
mixer006 (16) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught a few times. Itís a great ipa, not as hoppy on aroma as others, has a nice bitter finish.
Banksiz (33) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mid-to-light amber. Nose is a resinous-piney with some malt, very different form the usable cascade-accented west coast IPAs. Sweetness and maltiness nicely balance the hop bitterness. The hop flavor isnít as complex as one of the very best IPAs, but this is quibbling. Pleasant bitter finish with no harshness in the aftertaste. This is a terrific IPA. And itís available in 24-packs at CostCo.
Ozckr (270) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
citrus, amber, hazy, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, light body, oily feel, lively,
markas101 (1883) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Clear gold, sweet honey-pine aroma. Sharp hop flavour, honey sweetness, then a long mellow pepper citrus finish.
Martin243 (794) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
O.K. My on -off relationship with Wetherspoons takes another swing:. Having paid £4+ a pint for some fairly ordinary "craft " beer in Newcastle, we called into the Tilley Stone, Gateshead on the way home for a last one, and they sold me a 355ml bottle of this for £2.50p. Now this is not the greatest IPA ever brewed, but itís certainly up there in the premier league, ticking all the boxes. Robust, a goodly dose of hops proper ABV: Unless íSpoons have something Iím more curious about, my default drink there from now on. However, I HATE the commercial description and wish terrible things on the sun-kissed Californian bubble-heed what wrote that shite. And yes, I am a cheapskate.
FestDecBeet (203) - - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a darker golden color. White head. Very clear.
Smell: cat piss, citrus fruit.
Taste: hop forward. Cat piss. Grapefruit, lemons.
Feel: medium carbonation. Dry, leaves u wanting more on every sip.
Overall: nice ipa. Well done. Makes you want more each time.
First drank: 11/19/14 Sol Bistro Dexatur, IL
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: High hops.fruity, grapefruit pith, Medium-high spicy, Medium, floral, grassy.
Appearance: Body: Clear, gold. Head: Medium, white, good retention. Lacing!
Flavour: Medium-high hops, spicy, Medium floral, fruity. Medium malt, biscuit. Medium-high bitterness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-low carbonation, creamy. light astringency.
Overall: Wonderfully complex! Amazing beer.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
14A. English IPA
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Crown Rivers, T5, pre US warm up and one Iíve had many times but never got round to rating 07/11/14.
Clear golden orange with a decent off white head that collapses to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is floral, juicy hops, pine, bitter citrics, grapefruit, straw.
Taste comprises orange pith, pine, floral hop, grapefruit linger, tangy citricana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with semi aggressive hop bitterness.
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle, pours clear light golden brown, small white head. Aroma of caramel malts and resiny hop with light citrus notes, floral and spice leading into a long dry bitter finish. Tasty
clincomedic (5) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good hoppy flavor but falls a little flat on aftertaste. Low carbonation . Good color.