riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hoppy nose, lots of citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, earth, light pine, pepper. Like a party of hops. Malt base adds light caramel and a touch of sweetness. Pours hazy golden orange light brown hues too. Tons of hop flavors - pine, citrus, floral hops, orangey sweetness, wood, pepper, leafy dryness. Malt base is medium sweet caramel and light sugar. Medium bitter, balanced with a hint of garlic in there too. Carbonation moderate high. Toned down, all flavors throughout, but I like the showcase beers better. Still solid and well done.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a very fancy label that made me smile... I’ve tried several of the stripes, so this should be interesting. Pours a coppery orange with a big head that laces a bit on the glass. Aromas are sweet malt with grass, citrus, pine, tropical fruit, etc, but the hops are kind of washed out. Flavor is similar, but the hops are a little more robust. It comes off as a little soapy, but it is still pretty darn good stuff. Wish this (and all Mikkeller) were far more reasonably priced in the U.S.
patrickfannon (1201) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vin. Pours a glowing orange haze with a thick, bubbly white head. Initiallay very sparkling and champagne-like, but settles out quickly. Aroma of juicy, complex hop, bitter-sweet resin, light malt, and sublte notes of citrus and caramel. Medium bodied with a moderately tart, bitter palate. Nice crisp, hoppy finish. Very good IPA.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, best by 24/03/12. Large beige head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/spicy, some pine, light grape, alcohol. Medium body, some resin, light acidity. I admit I’m surprised by how well this came out.
hirigalzkar (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange. White head. Mango, melon and caramel notes in aroma. The taste has a lot of tropical fruits. All the different hops makes it a little too complex for being an otherwise quite relaxed IPA...
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit and pice aroma. Pine, grapefruit and light earth flavor with malt backing. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light earth.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange, smooth offwhite head.
mild hoppy and flowery aroma.
flavor is quite hoppy, quite some bitterness, good malty base, good balance. a dry ipa with a good hop bite. Could be more aromatic and interesting.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, grapefruit, pine, resin, tropical fruit, slight citrus, slight peach, and some sugar. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, tropical fruit, melon, pine, resin, slight citrus, sugar, and a touch of caramel. Medium body. Oily, slick texture becomes dry. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter, hops, pine, tropical fruit, and resin finish is dry.
JohnnyJ (3893) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Gold pour, slightly orange, with white head. Citrus, piney hops, grass, and rough bready malt. Not that amazing of an IPA, but still quite drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Zack-11.2oz bottle-pours a tight white head nad gold color. Aroma is dry pine/citrus, secondary light malt. Taste is dry pine/citrus, secondary light malt, dry yeast.