tia (1476) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Ahhh, cat piss. A little grapefruit sneaking in. Golden with white dissipating head.
kassner (1471) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fat Heads in Pittsburgh. Not huge in hops but really fresh and complex. Like a really hopped pilsner. golden look, very slightly cloudy with not much head
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at beerfest Sacramento. Color is copper. Taste is slightly hoppy with a bitter. Really nice finish
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Euston Tap, London. Slightly hazy golden colour. White head, lace. Aroma is loaded with piney hops. Taste opens with caramel malt before a hop assault takes hold. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Pretty decent on the whole but hard to grasp what it’s trying to be. Seems maltier than a DIPA but not malty enough to be an American barleywine. Enjoyable though.
jhamp9 (1458) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour with a nice white head that fades down to thick ring. Really nice lacing. Aroma is strong tropical fruit, pine, herbal, and a bit bready. Taste is a sweet citrus and caramel, with some resin and grapefruit. Nice bitterness with a sweet balance. Slick texture, medium body. Really enjoyable beer.
beernbourbon (1452) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is thick with citrus and floral hops. Also some light pine notes. Flavor is also loaded with citrus and floral notes. A light sweet malt backbone present as well. There are so many good IPA’s out these days. This is a great one as well and at a very competitive price. Solid beer. This bottle tastes slightly past prime but still very good and very worth trying.
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean brew. A smooth malty backbone lightly hopped, semi-sweet finish. It’s not as strong or full-bodied as I expect an American strong, but what do I care?
Linnet (1446) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit, citric, resinous, bready, caramely malts, tropical fruits, pine.
Amber colour, medium white head, lacing.
Big resinous bite, mid-sweet, grapefruity, noticable, but not overpowering maltbase, ABV well integrated.
Medium/fullbodied soft carbonation, bitter finish.
Very similar to a little sumpin’ sumpin’
Hair6a11 (1442) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear, light golden, with a frothy, fine bubbled, two finger white head into this glass. It retains fairly well, with a ton of cobweb present. The nose is floral, piney, caramel, biscuits.... The flavor profile is clean initial ; it moves to bread, cereal, tropical sweetness presents itself with grapefruit notes and light grasses - Bittering notes are modest, with cracker crust and pine rounding things out. I found my tastebuds wanting more out of this one - a more robust version, basically.
deekyn (1441) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours clear apple juice golden, with 1 finger white head of tight bubbles that disperses quickly. Some lingering.
S - aromas of tropical fruit, guava and passion fruit, followed by tropical/citrus hops, lightly grassy and spicy notes.
M - light medium body with some carbonation. Lightly oily. Fairly short lived ending.
T - citrus and piney hops on the nose, subtle tropical fruits and lightly spicy hops on the palate. Tropical fruits and caramel malts on a brief end. Subtle basic notes throughout( slightly soapy notes)
O - very good ipa, with nice tropical fruits.