DrnkMcDermott (2961) - 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.
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 (63) - - 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 (780) - 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.
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight aroma almost no scent. Taste is sweet malty start followed by a nice hoppy fruit taste mainly mango pineapple. Finishs with nice bready malt finish. Flavor lingers for a sec then dissipates. Love the brew makes me want more. Loving the sweet flavor of this ipa. Way to make a nice ipa left handed.
Stuedmaster (325) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Pacific Liquor. Nice English IPA, pours light amber/honey with a slight, white, soapy head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, grass, bread, slight pine, herbs. Earthy hops, not too bitter, could be a session IPA. Low carbonation, medium body, oily texture, balanced finish. An accurate version of the style, would repeat.
SinH4 (1600) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, but not too fruity. Actually something unpleasant in there. Taste is similar, weird mixture between malts and hops, and something very off. Boozy finish and a bit metallic. Disappointing.
PabloZab (834) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (Hopfenreich, Berlin). Piwo o ciemno-zlocistej barwie, szarej pianie, niezbyt obfitej i nietrwalej. Aromat srednio intensywny, lekko slodkawy z nuta owocow tropikalnych. W smaku slodowe z konkretnym cialem, z nutami s?odkich owocow tropikalnych i nuta alkoholu przebijajaca sie z drugiego planu. Goryczka srednia, ziolowa, niczym nie zachwyca z reszta jak cale piwo.
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/7/2010 2:20:58 AM Bottle at Beer Temple. A nice amber body with almost no head. Sweet and spicy nose. Some hops too. The taste is pure hops and pine notes. Lots and lots of hops. Also a bit spicy with caramel. Very good for Left Hand I say.
Bulk_Carrier (3158) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a moderately hazy burnt orange color. Lighter colored hues of almost transparent burnt yellow grace along the sides if the glass. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess. After dissipation, moderate sticky lacing eventually slides into the beer.
The smell starts off with a sweet biscuity to breadiness rolling into a sly little bit of a grassy spicy hops. Gets slightly earthy as well. Soapiness of a normal English IPA is there yet tame.
The taste was moderately sweet. Low rolling earthy to semi-spicy hops slide into the aftertaste and into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable sweet to spicy feel slyly rolling over a nice low key carbonation.
Overall, for an English IPA, its extremely well done. Hats off to Left Hand for pulling this one off. Pass the fish n’chips!
pkbites (795) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with what they’re saying. Too many IPA’s are nothing but hop water. I like hoppy, extremely bitter beer. But there also has to have some hint of malt, barley, and maybe other flavors involved. This is a finger in the eye of the brewers that are just putting out hop water and puffing their chest out. It’s good and it’s making a statement!!!! On tap @ 3 Cellars Franklin, Wisconsin.