kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale amber with a thick foamy white head that leaves moderate layer of lacing. Aroma of caramel notes and British hops... not all that powerful just from the nose. This IPA is more bitter and less hoppy than your run of the mill American IPA. It is a little bit like an amped up bitter I suppose.The hops have some straw flavor. There are some caramel malts. Leaves a minor aftertaste.
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8oz or something at Mondial 2010. Thanks to bobsy for this one.
Appearance : Clear yellow, no head.
Aroma : Fruity, floral and grassy.
Taste : Malt, floral and grassy hops. Herbal too and fruity. Finish slightly spicy, grassy and bitter.
Overall : A bit too herbal aqnd grassy for my taste. Nice fruits. Very drinkable and rather refreshing.
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly darker than an American macro. Huge fluffy white head that sticks around with plenty of lacing. The aroma smells almost exactly like skunky Moosehead or Heineken. Almost tastes like a noble hopped pilsner rather than and English IPA. Off the mark on style in my opinion.
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread/caramel. Light-medium body, some resin.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2011 Draft at Magic City Brewfest. Rerating from a bottle. Pours an orangey golden with a medium-sized, very dense and soapy, off white head. Aroma is bread and caramel and citrusy, grassy hops. Flavor follows aroma. Starts malty; nice sweet, biscuity middle; finish starts with grassy, citrus hops and ends with a lot of bitterness. More out and out bitterness and less hop flavor than a typical American IPA.
Vir4030 (577) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2010
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Medium brown with no head, bitter aroma and flavor. Strong cloves. I didn’t like this beer.
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mondiale 2010. Bright yellow with a quarter inch of bubbly white head. Some lace. A little yeast in the aroma. Tad of above average mouthfeel. Decent drinking, I like the style that the hopping is not intended to overwhelm the palate.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, sampled 2/19/10). Clear gold/light copper color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Light grassy hop aroma. Moderate spicy/grassy hop flavor. Long duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
CanIHave4Beers (3684) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden color with a very large very tight white head that leaves a bit of lace. Aroma is not particularly pungent, and certainly less so than is expected out of most IPAs. There is some caramel & biscuit toned malts are in there, some mango, some odd stinkiness, and some nice floral notes. This one is pretty damned bitter, which is a good thing but there isn’t a lot of flavor backing up that bitterness. There is some resiny and fruity hop character but really you kind of have to strain for it. The malt is one of the most defined things in the aroma. I generally like my IPAs on the bitter and dry side with very little malt character, there is little doubt that these deScriptors fit the bill with this one but I’m dying for a little bit more hop character beyond bitterness. It’s got the grapefruit without the fruity character. With minor tweaking I think this might be wonderful, this is of course wishful thinking.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Left Hand. Clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel malt. Flavors are about the same, some sweet malt and a medium hop bitterness. Finishes clean and bitter. This is a solid beer, different than most of the other American IPA’s out there and it hides the alcohol well.