LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good IPA courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was average. Could pick up some floral hops and grass. Wasn’t very strong. Pour was a nice bubbly dark gold with a one finger white head. Taste was much better than the aroma. Fiercely bitter with notes of passion fruit and ginger. The hops really drown everything else out which is fine by me. Nice carbonation round this beer out. If you don’t like one dimensional hop bombs stay away. For the rest of us, enjoy!
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Growler Guys Meridian. Hazy orange Amber with a thin light tan soapy head floral Woody bitter bite. Dry finish.
beertholomeus (1566) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber color with a cream colored head. Floral hop, pine, caramel, fruit and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium body and somewhat lively carbonation. Pine, caramel and biscuit finish. Not bad, just a little boring.
Bule (1679) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. Low carbonation from the can. Fruity dank hop flavors, but a little thin in the maltiness.
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20 day old can purchased from The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this has notes of pine and herbs and grapefruit. Light tannic notes, too. Transparent copper-golden body with a medium, whitish head. Fair lacing. Starts with an herbal hop flavor before this becomes mildly sweet with a chewy caramel body in the middle. Finishes with herbs, earth, and onion bitterness. Rather bitter, but not overly so. Balance is good, but I am not a fan of the New Zealand hop flavors.
GarrettB (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 11th, 2014 - Mother Earth’s Kismet gives off a strange and unearthly vibe when it is purchased from the very unspiritual and spacious confines of a Costco, but even if the branding seems incongruous, the beer itself is aligned with itself, in perfect harmony, but in a very curious and orthogonal realm of scents and flavors. On the nose I catch dandelions and bitter greens, but what I find most vexing is the squeeze of lime. What hops accounts for that? Unsure, I dip into the foam, and through to the clear, amber broth underneath, immediately picking up on a complex array of flavors. Light and citrusy and hoppy at the start, but also sweeter than I am expecting, giving the introduction with the bitter greens. The body is also thinner than I expected, but the carbonation adds the missing buoyancy, further accenting the lemon and lime notes, already somewhat prominent. The aftertaste is neither short nor long, but enough to give a last fading glimpse at a fascinating hop profile.
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Casa De Oro. Fairly dank up front with a pretty good hoppy flavor. Some fruitiness in the finish. A little thin on the palate. Good clean drinkable IPA. Not as good as some of their others though.
krumbum (881) - truckee, California, USA - APR 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very earthy hop aromas. Deep Trish copper frothy lasting head. Smooth deep flavor that the hops nicely complement. Great medium body. Great balance.
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another expensive average IPA. Kinda sweet on palate and hop flavor and aroma is average. Ok.
jamestulloch (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Hazy golden/amber body with a huge off-white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, straw and blood orange. Flavour of caramel, burnt orange and candy. Long, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel and light fizz. A solid, well made IPA.
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, apricot and honey. Bitter flavour, sweet malts, honey. Bitter hoppy finish.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’ Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Ansjelaah!)