Derek881 (1131) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a large bottle into a narrow pint glass to drink. The beer had a slightly cloudy amber-orange color with some sediment and an average-sized foamy white head with some retention and decent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a malty-sour caramel and earthy-citrus hops with a slight bit of grain. The taste was fairly sour and grainy with a slight citrus bitterness and a light bit of caramel and mash. The beer had a medium density body with low carbonation and a slight creamy body.
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A cartoon caricature of what I dislike about many American IPAs. Drunk as Rhinelander Boatswain. Can’t honestly remember where it came from. Trader Joe’s, maybe? Boozy, corny-malty aroma. Amber color with fading grayish head. Mildly fruity, sweet taste with a harsh bitterness. Thin and a bit hot.
raphael (1022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smell of cake but not sweet smell, fresh lumber. slightly hazy yellow amber w/ solid off-white head. seems more a pale ale than an IPA, given the malt/hop balance, but heavier in the mouth than most pales.. the bitterness stays atop the honeyed sweetness but just barely. clean finish
Ferris (8102) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - After trying their regular IPA I was hoping this would have the punch necessary. They don’t get it and I am tired of talking about this. At least this one is a bit bitter.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
$2 Bomber Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours orange, white head. No hop aroma. Taste is malt with skunk. Avoid.
dnstone (2370) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color with a decent sudsy white head. Cherry fruity, some banana and earthy hop notes in both aroma and taste. Taste finishes slightly soapy-bitter.
Bottle called Boatswain American IPA from Trader Joes
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour slightly hazy deep orange with light head. Aroma is citrus, bread dough and grass. Flavor starts sweet moving to a bitter and then sour note. Tine, watery texture and light body with moderate carbonation. Less hopps than expected.
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light coloured yellow with carbonation bubbles and lots of foaming head. Very mild hop aroma. Some hops there but mostly a dry gummy beer. Minimal drinkability.
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing really stood about this beer to me, other than it didn’t taste much like an IPA, maybe a pale ale. Had under the Underworld label.
clubber (4) - Milford, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First off, when you go in expecting an IPA, you will be completely dissapointed. That aside it wasnt unpleasant just not what i expected. It could have been old and lost some hop character. Had more of an ehglish yeast and malt character that an american IPA. It grew on me but feel short on style guidelines