commonmac (97) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden pour from a bottle purchased at Surdyk’s. Little bit of head but doesn’t hold up well. This one really seems to own its claim to descend from England except the part of England where they produce poor beer. (that’s all of it though right?) Much to my chagrin it gives up without even trying to hop content to live in the doldrums of a less tasty Stella. Not good, Left Hand. Not good.
commonshawn (153) - - AUG 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden, nice head and lacing, but short lasting. Smells like cheap grain. Not much flavor, finishes with a classic british ale, which I don’t love. Not strong, might taste like a 400 pound monkey.
kapusil (433) - HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Decent amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but the body is clear orange with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel and grassy hops. Taste of caramel, biscuit, honey, orange zest and grassy hops. Quite bitter. Nice one.
jflopsu (276) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber. Has a light aroma of hops, grain and spices. Not a fan of most Left Hand beers and this is no exception. Has more of a pale ale flavor with yeast and malt with little hops. Slightly bitter ending.
Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sampler. Nose is hop and herb. Smooth and has hop come thru later to cut thru smooth bread notes. Good but not great.
---Rated via my mouth
mrlicata (1) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I’m sure this has been a beer rated and critiqued numerous times, but myself a man from the great state of Michigan, this one leaves me a little disappointed, as I know this beer most likely is mass produced. The hops just are not there, which is what I expect in a good IPA. Taste too run of the mill. Could have paid much less for a way better local brew.
Dorqui (2027) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0,33L. Clear amber/orange color, discreetly hazy aspect with discreet head resistance and medium bubbly presence. Aroma is light moderate grains and malty, modest fruity aged grapes and cellar. Moderate bitter impact, discreet alcoholic content, good prickly body, lightly fruity hop and very arid end.
allmyvinyl (968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog, Edinburgh. Didn’t expect a great deal, given the general tone of the review, but was pleasantly surprised. Pours clear pale gold with a good white head. Aromas of grassy hops, but some citrus notes. Good bitterness and finishes well, if a touch creamy. Solid, well made IPA.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Warm caramel butterscotch, grassy herbaceous hops. Flavor is bready, lightly hopped with floral and herbal accents, balanced finished. Lingering caramel and spice. Semi-dry finish, a little nuttiness perhaps, with a rising hop bitterness at the finish. Clean fermentation profile, it seems. Overall crisp and easy drinking, balanced. Light amber color, modest head.
closey22 (568) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with lacy white head; light aroma; Flava is softly sweet and subtly spic y with notes of oregano? or somethingy; feels medium and crisp; finishes dry slightly grassy and hoppy