GoufCustom (1407) - HONG KONG - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle bought at Liquid Assets in Central.
Translucent amber colour with trunks of yeast particles; Half finger head and off-white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with light grapefruit, strong caramel, strong molasses, toffee, raisins, dark fruits, faint alcohol, bread, yeast and faint grass; Medium sweet taste of Ale malt, with metallic, strong molasses, light grapefruit zest, light dark fruits, strong yeast, strong lime, sharp bitter hops and strawy grass; Mid to light body, slick palate; Mouth feel is sweet Ale with moderate maltyness and body. Zesty grapefruit and solid light plums / dark fruits. The rich caramel aroma was not carry onto the taste.Metallic was faded eventually. Booze is slightly biting. Loads of yeast but not too bready. Hmm…Hoppiness is zasty grapefruit and raisin / light dark fruit nose and taste. Bitterness is sharp strawy grass for a lasting and nice bitter finish; Dry aftertaste, Bitter and sharp grassy to mouth.
Comments: I think this one is a bit shaky and not as solid as other fancy craft brew IPAs. From aroma to taste, it’s strong but kind of fragile, trying hard to be a top dog with limited resources. I salute the effort, but that’s not good enough. Worth a try, though.
emojams (9) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not crazy about this IPA , has little aroma , bitter aftertaste, it went down ok but not a buy again berr
crossovert (10647) - 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.
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice tasty IPA. Aromas of tomato, cherry, tropical fruit. Taste ends with long subtle bitterness.
matty (324) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head that settles to a thin film. Aroma is mostly piney hops. Medium body, taste a little more of malt than hops with a slightly dry, slick finish. Not great, but I’ve had worse.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a very good IPA but very cheap and from traderjoes, drank on new years, okay
TomTron (450) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour with a sudsy white head. Big time citrus aroma. Comes off a tad underwhelming but is I could see this as an entry level IPA.
rondphoto (3547) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Nearly clear medium amber, 2" frothy head, lots of swirls of lace. Taste is sweet malt that adds moderate bitters in the finish. Not complex at all, but palatable. 7% seems a bit high for the taste.
Christpuncher (2547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very smooth ipa that has a soapy aftertaste. Nice balance of hopps and citrus roun out the beer. Pours a deep orange incolor. Had at world of beer
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Beer5000 (5633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Slightly unclear deep golden body with a medium sized off-white head. Nice aroma of citric fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, caramel malt, biscuit, citric fruit and decent bitterness. Medium body and bitter aftertaste. A well-made, straight forward old school American IPA with malt balance. Nothing special but nothing wrong either. A decent thirst quencher.