DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Among my New Year’s Resolutions is that I will try better to enjoy IPAs as soon I buy them and not make the excuse of "seeing how these age." So I just got this loose bottle at Binny’s. Has a friendly, hoppy smell right under the cap. If I’m not mistaken, both English earthy bitterness and a bit of American pine in here. Pours a puffy head over a golden, slightly amber beer, well-filtered, with a swirl of bubbles. Taste seems to have malt and hops running on separate tracks here. By now I think the Pacific hops are in the majority, focus on pine flavors, but with some extra bitterness besides. malts are quite distinct, with just a bit of light toast to them. Probably much sweeter than I’m tasting here, thanks to the extra bitterness. There should probably more distinct hop character beyond the mere bitterness, but I guess that’s the profile they want to achieve, so go right on ahead, guys.
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed golden color with a smallish, but stable off-white head. Light citrus and yeast aromas. Hints of sweet wheat and malt. Fairly dry from the start. Mild grapefruit zest hops lead the way and charge to the finish. Some spiciness, but not a clean, clear zip, but a mix of old spices. Some woody malt in the linger. I done know if this one survived the voyage. 6/10
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange big fluffy head. Aromas of fruity hops and piney hops. Astringent mouthfeel with alot of hops throughout...
Msgriffi (41) - - MAY 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mouthfeel because bottle carbonated. Head dissolved fast. Great hop aroma. Bread like malt with caramel have the malt of and English style, then gives way to strong citrus hops. Lemon, grapefruit, a touch orange, grass, a touch pungent finish. A bit sticky but with lighter body. English style up front but finishes bitter and a touch acidic and spicy to me.
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KamGoPro (218) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright green nose when pouring then disappears. Darker yellow pour. Bitter and dull, toasted malts with the hoppy bitterness
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Shaw’s, best by 4/2/16. Pours a hazy yellow with minimal head and some light lacing. Citrus aroma, lots of malt, balanced nicely with a medium hop finish. Pretty easy drinking for an IPA, more malt than hops.
justinz91 (34) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey IPA poured from bottle to glass. Definitely could tell this is an IPA by the bitter taste and after taste. Very good mouth feel great carbonation, Taste is very bitter, Aroma is coffee, Color is golden, minimal head, lively carbonation, and bitter finish.
Padron4KM (797) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale golden, thin soapy head, nice lacing.
Aroma is biscuty malts, floral and citrus hops.
Flavor is bready, toasty, grainy malts, spicy, grassy hops. Nicely balanced English IPA.
BeerAnonX (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight aroma. Clear golden color with little foam with white lacing on the glass. Good beer for trying it out. But not so exciting or flavorful to be a personal favorite. A little bittery aftertaste.
triplehopped (64) - - DEC 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium, beige head; moderate lacing. Aroma is a fruity hop, bready malt blend. Taste is moderate to high bitter with a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of oilyness; light bitter finish. Overall, an interesting beer, worth the try but nothing too exciting.
RickTheRick (923) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bière blonde et voilée est surmontée d’une mousse mince mais entêtée. Plutôt pâle pour une English Pale Ale (selon l’indication sur la bouteille). Un léger caramel soutient des effluves de fruits jaunes et de céréales mielleuses au nez. Ces mêmes céréales sucrées reprennent du service en bouche, avec des saveurs de marmelade sucrée également. Une fine amertume finit par se pointer le bout du nez. Très agréable à boire, c’est assez différent comme "IPA". Mettons.