ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 11/17/07
Bright peach-golden body is full of carbonation, leading to a two-finger white head that is well-retained and laces quite well.
Attractive fruity nose showcases cherries and nectarines up front which quickly evolve in to a more profoundly bitter tangerine-grapefruit sharpness. Pale and caramel malts impart an appropriate backbone of sweetness, with a touch of sweaty/catty wet-hop notes on the finish and some lingering toastiness from the medium malts. Alcohol is well-concealed and I detect no flaws. Pine emerges, drying things (maybe a touch too much) on the finish, with breathing/warming. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma.
The flavor is where this one really shines, with a fantastic array of vibrant fruits, deep ruby red grapefruit sweetness and crisp, lemony-orange bitterness that helps curtail the sweet malts. Carbonation is rich and soothing, imparting an almost creamy, tight texture and further helping to disperse any unwanted malt sweetness. Some sweet/sour toastiness develops from the malts and there is some, rather inevitable, cattiness from the hops, but other than that, this is really well done and not overdone in bitterness at all. Quite complex hop flavors (grapefruit, pine, floral notes, nectarine, lemon, orange). Alcohol well concealed in flavor, no flaws noted.
AndySnow (3061) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Hops, citrus, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, citrus, grass, some caramel.
minihame2 (198) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown body, tan head. Faint aroma, mostly hops and some citrus. Soft mouthfeel, carbonation is not very strong. Soft taste with some bitterness. Quite an easy IPA. Not that interesting but alright nevertheless.
Pyrmir (3306) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. Amber color with whiteish head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, tobacco, marmalade and slight resin. Taste is resin, marmalade, caramel, high bitterness and a resiny, piney finish
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber (best by 01/04/14 - a little old but hopefully well worth the 99 cents I paid plus tax) into Le Listermann - nose is caramel and pine. Sip adds citrus and the minty raw hop smell from a freshly opened package of hops. Light body with grapefruit aftertaste. Well worth the 99 cents plus tax. Enjoyable bitterness that is mildly checked by the maltiness.
Nische (669) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was sweet, malty, caramel and somewhat hoppy with pine and citrus. The taste was quite sweet and a little bitter.
FetMule (96) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bärnstensfärgad vacker öl. Mycket malt och humle, kraftig IPA som jag kommer dricka fler gånger.
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Jorn69 (897) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan 7 mars 2014. Knäckig och rejält maltig, en aning humle, grapefrukt, karamell, hög beska, torr.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber body with a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange rind, toasted grain, dough, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Average.
Crille (83) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color with a large white head. Lots of fruity aromas here, grapefruit, pine and citrus. The taste is as it should be, the fresh hop notes is very good. Caramel, some spicy hop flavor and some biscuit in the background.
Senap (343) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kraftfull och fyllig ipa i mitten av den amerikanska craft beer traditionen. Helt ok, men kanske inget som utmärker.