DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 US.fl.oz. bomber poured into a pint glass...
Appearance - Light amber body, with a very rich creamy beige head. Great head retention and amazing lacing! Looks very good for an American IPA!
Smell - The aroma is not very intense, but then again, the bottle I had was fairly old. Grapefruit, oranges, pine, a bit of flowers, and some nice bready notes on the nose.
Taste - The taste starts out with quite a good hop bite, with grapefruit-like bitterness and some pine. Then comes a surprisingly nice mild sweetness. Some caramel, some bread, and some toasted malts are also present. Finishes in a slightly dry and bitter after-taste.
Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium body to it. Low in carbonation. No real hints of alcohol, yet it may give a warming sensation to your body.
Drinkability - Goes down smoothly. For an American IPA, this is a very sessionable beer. Drinkable enough for a beginner hop-head, yet not too light or lacking on flavour.
PugUglyBrewer (36) - - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In my opinion, this is the gateway IPA for newbies to the style. An oldie but goodie that is always a reliable fallback choice. The malt shines through more than the hops making it a PG-13 IPA by today’s standards. Mildly herbal, spicy and mostly biscuity to slight toasty malt on the nose. The flavor imparts a friendly hop bite that is citrus and floral enveloped in a toasty sweet malt character. Seems more English style inspired than west coast.
Kosmokrator (846) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alla spina. Una IPA classicissima, vellutata e dissetante con un marcato uso di luppoli "americani" che ne fanno un complemento dissetante e perfetto per accompagnare una bella cena in un pub.
sjogro (2445) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark golden, thin white head. Sweet malts, citrus fruity, grassy, resiny sweet and medium vegetal bitter, some grapefruit zest. Full malty body, heavy oily/gelly texture, soft carbonation. Nice but not amazing. Less fresh hops and more malt than expected.
bonev (212) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piwo klarowne w kolorze bursztynowym z dosc obfita piana ktora pozostawia ladny lacing na szkle. W aromacie owoce tropikalne, cytrysy i ananasy. W smaku zywiczna goryczka na srednim poziomie. Czuc slody karmelowe i troche biszkopty. Wysycenie na srednim poziomie. Piwo dosc gladkie i przyjemne ale przydaloby sie troche wiecej chmielu zeby wszystko zaostrzyc.
MrHangover (3895) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ GMDH. Pours a hazy darker copper beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of moderate citrus, zest, grapefruit and a big malty, bready sidenote. Flavor is light bitter, grassy with hints of cookies and very easy drinkable and sessionable. Carbonation is fairly high, aftertaste is long and light bitter. Very decent stuff.
Thomatito (11) - - AUG 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home. BB: 17.05.2017. Nose: Some sweet maltiness and floral hops sith some pine. Taste: malty hoppiness, with a big bitter lingering finish. Quite drinkable and very balanced and solid.
Vighals (3036) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klar lys brun med høyt hvitt skum. Lett fruktig lukt, sydhavsfrukt, fersken og grapefrukt. Lett til middels fylde. middels pluss i bitterhet, grapefrukt, druestener og noe søtlighet mot fudge. Middels lang.
explosivedog (176) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Shacklewell Arms. Just hops for the nose, and a good malty hit in the taste. Perfectly fine but not very exciting.
andrepintado (2673) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beermerchants. Light hazy orange color. Medium white head. Taste is medium bitter, light sweetness. Medium body. Aroma is orange, pine, hops, grass, pineapple, mango.
mariuspoenari (1375) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Paas. Hazy bright orange pour with a decent white head. Notes of caramel, oranges, honey, tropical fruit. Medium body, medium to low carbonation and a bitter-sweet and hoppy finish.