Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma is hoppy and grassy with some bread malt scents. Taste is mildly sweet and not overly bitter, it’s quite balanced. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a good IPA.
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden color, thin. Malt smells present. Just a hint of hops with good malt flavor and aftertaste.
Thechasm442 (685) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. The beer is a clear golden orange with an inch or so of white head that shrinks to nothing and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is fairly malt forward. Caramel, biscuit, and floral hops are most present, although the aroma is fairy faint all the way around. On to taste. Sour citrus, bready malts, and a little caramel and toffee flavors. There’s really not much else there. The flavors are sort of muddled and underwhelming. As far as palate, the beer goes down pretty easy and is feels fairly light. Overall not the best representation of the style, it’s more like English IPA light.
Pyrmir (5398) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bishops Maria. Golden with white head. Aroma malty, ashy, grapefruit and light cat piss. Taste is similar, bready malt and ash tray dominates
willisread (2212) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mitsuya’s. Pours an amber with a nice off-white head. Malt forward aromas with hints of citrus hops, floral and tea aromas present as well. Fairly balanced with the malt sweetness and caramel pairing nicely with the citrusy hops and some pepper on the palate. Nice dry finish.
Travlr (20907) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light citrus, caramel. Taste has burnt caramel.
Koskela (500) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grassy hop aroma with a slight maltieness come from this clear pale golden brew with white bubbles forming around the glass. I get the classic english bitterness followed by the malt then the flor taste of the hops come in leaving. Bitter note in the aftertaste. This beer is mediumish bodied and has good carb. The label says it all. An English ipa.
mR_fr0g (8505) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up from Cotteridge wines and drunk at home. Aroma is ok wet hop, tea leaves, biscuit and light caramel malts. Nice mostly clear golden yellow coloured pour with a lasting sticky white head with big bubble and lace. Flavour is composed of biscuity, pale malts and little caramel, spicy hop, wet hop, hop matter, tea leaves. Palate is medium to lifght bodied with a little malt sweetness and moderate carbonation. Maybe not as fresh as it could be.
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden amber coloured beer with a thick and frothy white head. A light hoppy aroma, grassy and herbal with hints of pithy grapefruit and lime. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a hefty hop hit, loads of citrus fruit, grassy and herbal, but this is soon tempered by a slightly sweeter, caramel malt flavour. The final brings back the hoppiness into a lengthy end of the flavour.
YigSvartka (274) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent golden orange. Minimal head. Pleasant, but mild caramel, malt, honey, and spruce aroma. Light bodied and smooth. Potent hop characteristics are present immediately upon sipping and they remain for quite some time following the finish. Underlying the hop exists the pleasant caramel malt present in the aroma. Tart grapefruit accompanies the hop as well. Enjoyable.