BucannonXC5 (1305) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Trader Joeís in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 4, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 11, 2014
Poured a caramel orange semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. Tons of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.
First smells reminded me of a stronger pilsner. Overall got corn, lemon wheat grass, spruce hops, lemon rind and some pine. By the end was thinking of a stronger regular Blue Moon. Also light floral notes.
The taste was similar to the nose. Got lots of wheat, grass and corn, but also honey, sharp grapefruit rind and lots of bitterness. Not too solid.
Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
Just an average IPA. Nothing exceptional at all.
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice looking amber color with small white head. Aroma of mild citrus some sweetness in aroma. Taste is pretty sub par compared to a lot of other IPA s Iíve had.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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.
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of mint, some fruitiness, some herbal notes and some floral notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness and herbal notes. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (10487) - 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.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botte, 12oz. It pours a lighlty hazy body, dark golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick light beige head leaving lacings. Itís citrusy and lightly hayish on the nose, with some resiny hints. Rather malty. That goes for the flavor too, where thereís also a nice bitterness. Full body, pleasant carbonation and quite dry. Lasting bitter finish. Sort of boring this one, but quite nice anyway. 131231
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured to duvel goblet
A: eggy single finger whipped head sticks around. Golden ale with excellent clarity. Consistent runs replenish the head. Nice lacing sticks to the edges.
S: sweet nougat, resiny, piney. Not really what you expect from a CA IPA, a bit weak.
T: sweet and bitter. Well balanced with piney hops.
M: lovely and bubbly. Bit of a burn. Light.
D: decent beer. Pretty average.
Serving type: bottle
gam (3906) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium head amber gold pour mild carbonation with aromas citrus grass stonefruit the flavours woody peach grapefruit medium bitter grassy honey or toffee taste not that crisp and rather a one way in taste seems dull and boring to the palate no real mix of tastes not a good IPA at all
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SuperBest, RÝdovre. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, caramel, malt and bitterness.
downender (7627) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Pale gold with a decent white head. Sharp lemon fruits, some balancing malts and a lengthy, bitter finish. Fine.