beerwolf77 (42) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After reading the bottle I’m excited to get this one into a glass. It pours a bright burnt orange thats very clear. The head was minimal but left amazing amoutns of sticky lace all around my glass. The aroma was hoppy but I got plenty of malt sweetness as well. The flavor was delicious. Almost perfect balance of biting hop bitterness and malt sweetness in every gulp. A vicious piney wallop hits on the finish. The beer has a medium body with mild carbonation. On par for style. I really enjoyed this beer. My tastes have started to come around to the bigger hop flavors so this was right up my alley. I can see myself picking this up again.
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 it’s certainly up there in the premier league, ticking all the boxes. Robust, a goodly dose of hops proper ABV: Unless ’Spoons have something I’m 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 (193) - - 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 (9606) - The ’Sham, 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 I’ve 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.
GRM (3051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: amber, tiny sheet of off-white head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, light fruity, slight malt; mouth: resinous hops, light fruity, slight malt, finale in hops with slight presence of pine, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, barely harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : ambrée, petite couverture de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, léger fruité, très léger malt; bouche : houblon résineux, léger fruité, très léger malt, finale en houblon avec très légère présence de pin, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture à peine râpeuse; en résumé : bien
rodric81 (3) - Pontypridd, WALES - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle . Golden pour with a thin white head. Quick to disperse. Strawberry nose. Astringent citrus strawberry flavour
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden beer with a thin head. Not much aroma, just very light sweet fruit. Flavour is quite mellow too with a bit of sour fruit and hop. It’s not especially exciting but it’s rather drinkable.
liquidhedonism (121) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, citrusy, and resinous, with hints of bread and barnyard. Taste/Palate: sweet throughout; starts crisp, and finishes creamy with a long bitterness. Not perfect, but pretty damn close.