DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2010. Nose is malt with some hops, golden, small white head. Flavour has some hops, a bit of malt. Light bodied, balanced, slight bitterness. Good.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Excellent head retention and some lacing. A damn nice looking beer. Unfortunately the aroma is not so good. Very weak and faint with only subtle leafy hops. The taste is a resinous hop bomb with plenty of pine notes. Very faint notes of caramel and bread in the finish. Medium carbonated bodied with a good hop Zing. Don’t know if i’ll get it again for $10 but not a "Bad" beer
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle . A pale golden color pour with a two finger foamy whiye head , medium carbonation . Aroma is of earthy spicy hops and little else . Flavor is kind of a mess , same grassy and spicy hops as the aroma with kind of a netral malt backbone medium body, oily mouthfeel , short hoppy finish , light bitterness. Drinkable but just odd .
BeerViking (3102) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold with a red tint and a lacy white head. Very little smell, little pine emerging as the chill passes. Dry piney hops with faint notes of mango. Astringent long-lasting bitter-orange finish. Very interesting but not so satisfying.
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours clear light copper with a two finger white head. The aroma is of earthy and floral hops and malt. It has a light bready malt flavor with moderately strong hops and a lingering bitter finish. Pretty good. They’ve got a 400 lb monkey. I’m waiting for the 800 lb gorilla.
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC. Poured pale copper with a decent white head, little lace. Nose is earthy hops, sweet caramel malt. Taste is a little more like an english IPA, with a little of a earthy flavor. FInish is mildly bitter. Overall, a decent IPA.
ben4321 (4665) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 6/28/10
Aroma: Nose has some crystal malts, caramel, citrus, orange, and floral notes
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden colored beer with a lasting white head
Flavor: Taste is mildly sweet balanced by a light-medium bitterness to it
Palate: Light to medium in body with a clean, though slightly dull, feel to it
This is a pretty solid beer. It appears to be well-made and it drinks nicely, I find little if any fault with it, but it just isn’t really that exciting to drink either. A well-made but ultimately hardly memorable beer.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Sorbon, Bromma, Sweden. Pours out in a hazy orange colour with a small creamy white foam. Hoppy if a bit empty and sharp aroma of apple-skins, nectarines and grass. Medium-bodied with notes of apricots, Seville oranges, iron and grass. Medium-bitter finish of grass and orange-peels.
Lubiere (11011) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber ale with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, a big malt bomb with some light floral hops. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with nutty notes, grainy, British hops, medium bodied. Bottle at Mondiale 2010.
ExpendableHero (774) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting take on the style. Golden beer, minimal head. The aromas are weaker than the typical IPA, still grassy and floral. The taste is spicy, tiny bit citric, hoppy(but less than most IPAs), and there is even a tiny hint of banana in my opinion. I can see why some people gave it lower ratings for an IPA, but the fact that it is so unlike an IPA works out fine for me. An interesting beer, I would not mind having it again.