hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, deep golden brew with a white, large, rocky head. Mostly lasting with spunky lacework.
The nose contains honey, evergreen, black pepper, whole grain rice and hearty white bread. Warmly bitter from start to finish. Numbing and pleasant experience.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish!
Benzai (9771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Slightly unclear orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste moderately malts, hops, moderately fruity, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured with a medium yellow color with a very small head. Hoppy piney aroma. Not as bitter/hoppy as other IPAs Iíve tasted. Somewhat of a sour aftertaste. Tastes of lemon, pine and citris. Iíll pass on this one in the future.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
355mL thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Clear orange, nice white webby lacing. Nose is sweet artificial orange, flashes of odd chemical. Taste is harsh stomach acid, eating a penny. Oh gross. It takes skill to make beer taste this badly.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One good thing about Mendocino is their bombers are significantly cheaper than other brands. One not-so-good thing I can say is you can tell why. This brew pours a light golden orange color with a medium thick eggshell white head that lasted pretty well. Thin lacing. The aroma is musty and mildly hopped, with a faint hint of citrus. Possibly the thinnest body on an IPA in recent memory, with a very one-dimensional flavor. Straight hops without a whole lot of taste, and a bit of grapefruit is about it. The finish is somewhat bitter but again not too flavorful. I was frankly bored with this about halfway through which is pretty rare for me when it comes to IPAs. Worth trying, but I wonít revisit this.
Meilby (8920) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Golden orange colour. Thin head. Sweet aroma, caramel and medium crystal malt with some fruity/woody aromas. A bit of orange and light pepper. Flavour is quite woody. Light spice but mostly leafy UK (Fuggles) types of hops. Fairly well-balanced and pretty tasty. Slightly prickly mouthfeel. Lingering herbal/leafy hop flavour. Decent, but not great.
crossovert (8815) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A foul west coast IPA. Thin in body no sign of any type of west coast hops. Just awful.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very hoppy aroma to this golden/copper coloured beer with a nice white head. Taste is very hoppy with lots of grapefruit notes. Not like some American IPAs Iíve had recently in that itís not a thick beer - this is more European. Very nice.
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clody orange in colour and mine had no head. Aroma is sweet honey with pine needles. Flavours are mild pine and smooth rather than overly bitter. Spicy and decent but I was disappointed.