durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the Saxapahaw General Store after a fine dinner and before a great Drive-By Truckers show at the Haw River Ballroom. Fuck yeah. Pours lighter orange, sort of hazy. Not too much head. Pretty much a slightly maltier but spicier Two Hearted Ale. The hop profile was similar, but with a bit of a peppery kick. I dunno, it was alright, but something about it just didn’t impress me. Maybe it was a weird follow up to the delicious Sinebrychoff Koff Porter I had with the fantastic local pork/beef meatloaf there, but I think it’s just not my style of IPA.
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a golden with white head. Aroma was light hops. Taste was malty and hops mix, pretty balanced.
stevoj (3536) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Boise Co-op. More earthy and dirty than the norm for West Coast IPAs. Musty, funky hops and malt. Lightly hazy golden pour with small creamy head. Gentle Fruit overtones, not overly bitter, great gateway IPA.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery, served in a flight. Pours a clear bright gold with a small white head that leaves spots of lace in the glass. Notes of lemon citrus, grass, pale and sweet malts, tea, herbs, and grass. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, bright mouthfeel. This was the biggest standout of the bunch - a good West Coast IPA.
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is citrus, light pine, and a caramel backbone. Lightly hazy yellow orange with a medium heavy lacing off white head. Flavor is moderately bitter with some white pepperiness.
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/1/16] Draught at Moylan’s Brewery in Novato. Golden. Citric hops aroma. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, and moderately bitter citric hops. Medium-bodied.
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Moylans. Clear deep golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, light grain, mango and light caramel. Taste is very light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of citrus, grain and tangerine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.
djd07 (8011) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is pine and citrus. Medium mouth, pine, resin finish, good.
mR_fr0g (7837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear bright golden orange coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is decent orange rind, pine and orange rind, american c Hoo. Little biscuit on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of sticky hop, burnt pine and toast, lemon rind. Palate is grainy, moderate carbonation, sticky rein. Assertive slightly rough hop bitterness. Decent IPA.
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear, bright gold with a creamy white head. Some juicy citrus in the nose, minerals, pine. Medium sweet flavor with light alcohol, floral hops, pale bread, bitter grass and pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, somewhat warming, with more floral hops and grassy bitterness. Just OK.
imdownthepub (12590) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Hazy gold with white head. Straight into a hoppy mix here, the hops tasted a little like Nelson Sauvin with gooseberry hints along with a fair dose of orange zest. Tangy throughout and a pleasant crisp finish. Very nice.