r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold color. White head. Light aroma of hops. A very light flavor that is hoppy and crisp with a distinct bitterness. Not a full-bodied as most IPAs -- much more crisp and quenching.
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPA with a good aroma and flavor. Amber in color clear with a thin head. Liked the malt and hops balance. Hops seem to come through with good power to make this a good IPA.
GJF (1241) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange. Semi-sweet aroma. It’s a fairly straightforward IPA with the exception of the slighty bready malt flavor--definitely more reminiscent of an English IPA. I’m generally a bigger fan of American IPA’s but this one does a pretty good job with a British style.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is slightly hazed bright golden orange with a thin off white head that stuck to the glass well...smell is lightly toasty with some light hints of resin and grapefruit...taste is nicely balanced between some toasted bread and light bitterness...sadly there is a hint of cardboard in there too...this could have been a really solid IPA.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, medium amber with a moderate white head, Tasted a bit weak when cold. I accidentally left a full bottle open on the counter overnight. It tasted better at room temp.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy amber with a big foamy white head. Aroma is amazingly skunky, not what I’d expect initially from an IPA. Floral hops come out but it seems to be dominated mostly by skunked noble hops. There’s some bready malt behind but nothing that makes me want to dive right in. Taste pretty much falls in line with the aroma, but a bit of west coast style hops enter into the fray, but the noble hops just don’t do it for me here. Some caramel/bready sweetness, minor bitterness. The monkey is still firmly on their back, why not just make warrior the year round IPA?
mjs (4543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist) Poured pale amber and clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained hops, grass and mildly malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, malts, grass, toffee, lightly fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter.
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good beer from Let Hand but not great. I agree with another rater in that the finishing hops need some work. I like British style IPAs. The restraint and delicacy isn’t often shown in American IPAs. Left Hands’ attempt is a touch Extremely Boring. With some tinkering though, I think it could be great.
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good english ipa, not necessarily true to form however a very quaffable ale overall. Neutral flavor profile with no distinguishingly unique characteristics. I do not see any reason to go out of my way to find this beer. Could use a little more body and more finishing hops, however smooth malt is a plus.
gpekar (460) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lightly hazy golden amber waith a tall creamy white head. There was a good amount of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. The initial aroma was floral, then a good bit of malt sweetness followed by what I thought to be apricots. The texture of the beer was slightly creamy and it had a good bit of carbonation. The initial taste had a nice mellow hops bite followed by a malt sweetness along the lines of toffee that balanced well with the hops. The bitterness remained for awhile and reminded me of the white part of a citrus rind. The hops and malt married well for a nice smooth finish that faded away slowly. The head left a nice bit of lacing. A very nice IPA true to the English style.