blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz trader joes.This is a decent IPA and there is nothing special or unique about it. The taste is pretty much right in line with all the other IPA’s of the world, with more hops than the average beer. If you are rating this beer against all other IPA’s it would be right in the middle of the pack. Not great, not aweful, just decent.
HuldgaardRJ (170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(7) Drink again. A fine hoppy good fresh beer. Wonderful aroma. Fine crisp taste.
jmohno (1346) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks: Dark gold/ light amber. Light average head. Rich overripe fruit and malty.Sweet caramel. Same in taste heavy ripe fruit and malty caramel. Yeast. Mineral. Rich. Pretty sweet but not quite too much. Like the abv. Pretty malty fruity overall. But a pretty decent IPA. Full body.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. (Food Pantry) Honolulu, HI.
Hazy golden color with a small off-white head.
Sweet dark fruity hops, mild sugary sweetness, prunes, some unfreshness and maltiness in the aroma.
The flavor is harsh herbal hops, moderate bitterness, unfreshness and dryish maltiness.
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - OCT 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden with thin white head. Very hoppy and pungent aroma. Tastes of tropical fruit at first and it gets very bitter after the first sip. A typical IPA. Not bad.
TorbenJensen (1395) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Potent rich aroma of exotic fruit and citrus. Taste of light caramel malt with a hint of orange peel and pine needles and citrus. Medium malty richness with dry aftertaste where the aforementioned flavors dominate and give an IPA which is very kind of real, balanced and tasty.
Boutip (5347) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus hops notes with light dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also a mix between some citrus hops notes with some dry caramel malt notes with medium bitterness. Body is average with good carbonation. Average old school IPA.
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours as light gold with a finger’s worth of foam. Nice lacing ensues.
The nose has good balance to it. Flowery hop mild bitters mixed with caramel malt.
The bitterness from the hops is sharp but tempered by malt. It’s actually more bitter, flowery-herbal, than I expected from the smell. There’s grapefruit hitting my palate but it’s sharing duties with herbal and flower like bitterness.
The malt comes across as lightly sweet with some biscuit.
Good mouthfeel, good drinkability. Good IPA.
tsd08460 (380) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: citrus, caramel,
Appearance: light amber, hazy, white foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish,
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: citrusy and dank, with hints of musty basement, apricot, orange, and Budweiser. Taste/Palate: starts sweet, and finishes bitter and a bit tart.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma has an apricot nose to it. It is a bit watery and doesn’t have any strong/present flavors. Flavor is definitely a stone fruit type flavor with a bitter and slightly metallic finish. The beer looked chewy with all the floaties in it, but really was surprisingly thin. Not bad - a decent every day drinker. Masks the 7% pretty well!