Erzengel (4502) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing this!
Very great nose with lots of mint, floralness and chewing-gum. The beer starts as it smells - great and aroma-full. Very intense and very great hop-combination. I like it but the mintiness of the Polaris-hops is a bit too much and too pushy.
The aftertaste is long, intense - and minty.
ThirstyBird (1880) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with a slight haze with a cream colored head. The nose is mild mint, citrus, grain. The taste is as it smells ending dry and crisp. Light+ in body with fine carbonation. The mint sort of throws me off a bit.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Normally I don’t include bottle labels in appearance, but this one deserves mention. The bottle art is awesome. The beer is just as good. Highly recommended
JockPhillips (18) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 12 fl. oz. bottle 5/14/2014. Sightly amber pour, minimal head. Citrus candy. Dank cantaloupe pine. Different. Good.
scarletfire65 (1029) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Thai Rock. Floral, bitter, piney, malty. Lingering bitterness into the long finish. Average.
obxdude10 (2093) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice IPA on draft at the Railroad House in Linfield. The pour was light gold with small off-white head. The nose was brimming with bright and spicy hops, as were the flavors. The hops were bitter, dry and fruity with a nice malty backbone for balance.
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber ipa with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with nice citrusy floral hops, catty notes, nice. In mouth, a nice crisp caramel malt with smooth citrusy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, alcohol warmth, nice.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a small head. The aroma is very fruity. The flavor also has a fruityness to it as well. Dry and refreshing.
PriorL (2316) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind tasting with the S&G Tasting group. THX to Mathieu87!
Only wrote down some small words and the score.
Rather unknown IPA for me again. Liked it quite a lot though!
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for the bottle of a fine West Coast IPA. While not the standout that exemplifies the style it is still a solid release. Typical of many Long Trail beers there is room for improvement but not much.
Aroma / Appearance - A bronze semitransparent base radiates warmth and calm. A crisp white head balances gracefully on top. Orange creamsicle, vanilla ice cream, and light sweet malts are almost like a hop forward dessert sundae.
Flavor / Palate - The creamy mouthfeel immediately hits the tongue then begins to stick like paste. Slowly unfolding over the course of a few sips it builds to a bitter crescendo. For a nearly 8% ABV IPA it is well balanced. The gravity makes it tough to drink more than a single bottle. Even so this would be a good fallback if you do not have any local alternatives.