Darkmagus82 (1827) - - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-12-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a moderate level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of an earthy and citrus hops along with a nice bready base. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of tropical fruit as well as a little bit of apricot.
Taste – At the start of the taste a bready and grapefruit flavor greets the tongue along with some more grassy hop flavors. Some flavors of a light fruit flavor as well as a little bit of pineapple flavor soon come to the tongue. These sweeter flavors disappear soon however as flavors of grapefruit citrus hop grow stronger in nature with them being joined by some hop flavors of an earthy variety. When combined with the rest of the flavors, a bitter and dry, hoppy and bready flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The beer was slightly on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was average. The thicker body was nice for the bready flavors of the brew as well as gave a chance for all the hop flavors a chance to e fully sensed by the tongue.
Overall –A pretty nice English style IPA. It’s on the drier side with a good blend of citrus, earthy and herbal hop. Well worth a try.
John25 (693) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Better than expected. Light hop character. Bready malt, light pine, toast, herbal notes. Malted gold color. Nice afternoon medium bodied ale
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been a while since having this,must have forgot to rate. Pours a clear peachy gold.Light head,some lace. Potent musty herbal hop with musty earthy mineral .FAirly strong herbal aroma-rated higher for its real-time value than really enjoying it emmensly. Caramel malts possibly under some toasty/roast malt tones. Smooth with bite with same aroma flavors. Toasty malt, herbal, spice herbal bitter finish.Smooth somewhat creamy with dry toasted malts, and some bittersweetness. Nice, different and pretty unique for ipa. English style is usually a mild ipa, not this. Very enjoyable beer all around, allways liked this one.
Bob_Boudahili (14) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber yellow with thin white head with moderate lacing with a citrus aroma. Nice and hoppy, with the British hops being much more subtle than what is typically found in American IPA's. Nice and drinkable.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow this is crazy hoppy. Lots of citrus pith and quinine. Slightest touch of cocoa bitters as well. Ok.
tnkw01 (1185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Funny I should taste this on after a Gubna. This one is even MORE bitter. You know when is everyone going to get over their obsession with IPAs? Gold. Aroma like an IPA. Taste bitter.
miggle (196) - Fürth, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Amberg golden color Good Head. Taste is very fruity of maracuja. Taste is also very fruity, but bitterness is not very balanced and a little bit disturbant.
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel and malty IPA. Golden pour. Earthy and sweet upfront. More malty taste, somewhat metallic and molasses tasting. Pretty light bit terming at end. Okay.
mstrcrwly (345) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..yellow/orange pour with white head..aroma of caramel,resin..Not much hop profile..disappointing..probably last Left Hand product I will try..Not s big fan of their stuff.
arnold931 (634) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden with very little head. Mild aroma of grass and a little caramel. Taste is mostly pine. Surprisingly long lasting bitter aftertaste.