Berard (94) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with thick white head that lingers - unusual for an ipa. Piney hop aroma. Nice ipa flavor with complexity.
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jd10 (66) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cloudy gold with some orange hues, and a tall, slightly off-white head. piney hops and a touch of tropical fruits in the aroma. taste is piney hops up front followed by mildly sweet fruits, predominantly pineapple, mango, and apricot. there are some floral notes as well, and an understated malt backbone to provide some balance. clean flavors and easy to drink, but i was expecting just a bit more.
czar (3295) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cloudy golden orange with a nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. big citrus and dank hops along with a bit of resin, chewy and lightly toasted honeyed malts, hint of sweetness, pepper. bright carbonation, light body, nice but almost harsh piney-citrusy finish.
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bitter hop citrus...the dryest finish I’ve ever experience in an IPA. Great scent...great palate...dry dry dry dry finish
brystmar (984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/21/13. Not the freshest, still tasty. Sweet malt, hops, straw aroma. Prickly carbonation. Malty and pleasant on the palate, finishes hoppy with a bit of lingering bitterness. Tasty.
regspeir (196) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this from Capone’s and saw the much-appreciated bottled by date right away.
It poured a light lemony-orange with a generous, two-finger head which held to no less than a coating until finished. There was proper lacing throughout, as well. Nose was floral and citrus with lemon up front. There was also some pine, grassiness and apricots. Taste was well-balanced with citrus, pine, but with the malt background evident and pleasant. Mouthfeel is creamy and dry but not overly bitter. Finish did not have much bitterness or hop bite either. This is a well-balanced offering I will absolutely try again.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent amber, thin white head, lasting with moderate lace. Nose is dank and earthy, Maine co blast of hops, lightest cheese. flavor is too rich, alcohol brings heat and residual sugar drowns clean hop profile of mo and Peeper. Too thick and hot, most noticeable in papery finish and coating palate.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thnx to PP from de Molen for sharing. Hazy yellow color, short head. Aroma of hops, some tropical fruit, hint of pine, some pineapple. Not as much caramel or bready malts present which you see a lot in IPA from American origin. Not that outspoken, although it’s just 6 weeks old. I did expect a bit more to be honest. In taste it has a really nice balance between the soft malts and medium bitterness. Overall I’m a bit disappointed, but that’s mainly because of the high expectations I had before.
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin head. The nose is round. Clear colour. Taste a bit simple flowery. Smell is better developed compared to the taste.
jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the De Molen July 2nd Tuesday tasting. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big grassy hops, nettles and pine needles with some floral notes. The flavour is medium bitter, spicy hop, pepper and some grapefruit citrus on the palate. A very refreshing summer beer.