Rulymel (198) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale colour with a thin head. Low carbonation.
Lightly fruity and hops aroma.
Taste is soft fruity and hop without special notes. Watery body.
Too poor for the style.
ShaneJ (670) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Wellington Airport. Clear darkish-golden, quite muted aroma, some mild grassiness, smelt very "grainy"/"worty", tasted a bit better with some piney hops and sweetish caramel malt. Ok, but nothing special.
jgb9348 (4986) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear, slightly hazy orange coloured body with a bit of a bronze glow and a thin, half a centimetre tall white head. Aroma of grass, medicine and a hint of stale malt - no hops at all, and a very mild scent for sure. Light-bodied; Grassy and herbal flavours up front with a strong dose of perfumey hops and a little stale malt and alcohol flavours noticeable. Aftertaste shows only stale malt, odd funky notes and no complexity and more importantly - no hops. Overall, a pretty bad offering and nowhere close to an IPA, APA or anything with hops in it. Definitely pass up on this, even if it isnít horribly expensive - itís not worth a single US$. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$3.98 sampled at home in Washington on 20-June-2013.
DylansDad (394) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a real IPA. Itís like a reasonable macro lager with a touch of artificial bitterness powder added. I never thought Iíd say this, but, it would probably have been better without the added bitterness.
tejonno (11) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Was a bit disappointed with this one, hoping it would have more of the hoppiness found in a good IPA, but my first impression was íindustrialí. Vey pleasant on the eye, nice clear ale, but little aroma and very bitter aftertaste. Reminds me of Tui, unfortunately
cancino45 (3) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much of a nose, not much of a backbone of the hops and a slight bitter finish. Color was golden, clear and minimally carbonated. The body felt thin and light nearing flat.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A pale amber beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of flowers, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, flowery and spicy hops, leading to a bitter finish.
bytemesis (4133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a small white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is spruce, pine, grain. Flavor its the same, kind of lagery actually, medium sweet with very light bitterness. As a hot summer day session beer this isnít bad. As an IPA, meh.
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Green bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of skunk, bread, earthiness, citrus and a hint of pine. Palate wass light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light citrus and light pine with a crisp moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Pangaea Bottle Shop. Pours hazy light golden amber with a transient white head. Aroma is roast caramel with some floral/citrus. Flavor is roast caramel with some sturdy citrus/grapefruit rind. Itís very pleasant. Itís very bitter. Fruity and floral. Quite a hop mix!