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 didnít 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 itís just not my style of IPA.
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy deep gold with a foamy/rocky sticky white head. Sticky and earthy citrusy aroma with bitter earthy hop resins and grassy undertones. Earthy hop profile on the flavor with some earthy grassy and piney bitterness, built on a bland pale malt backbone. A tad bit boozy too.
Bricks (794) - Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sweet hops and some malt. Appearance is great, an almost opaque golden hazy brown with foamy lacing. Taste is exactly like the aroma.. clean, fruity, hoppy. Not too bitter or abrasive.
pictoman (828) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Orangey yellow with white head. Citrusy hops taste in the mouth, but overly powerful dry resinous finish with woody like character that puts me off a bit.
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle. The beer has a deep golden hue as promised by the label and a nice frothy white head. aroma of hops and a little malts.
Interesting first taste but leaves a very bitter after taste. Itís not the alcohol, rather something in the flavor.
It definitely keeps me drinking, but itís mainly to get rid of the taste
IntlAgBrewer97 (4) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Cardinal in Stavanger, Norway. Poured clear with good head. Dark golden color. Aroma was pleasant. Hop bitterness was a bit overwhelming, with not much balance IMO. It was a harsh bitterness that seemed to be a throwback to the hop / IBU race of the late 90s early 2000s. I often wonder if any delicate hop flavors / aromas were lost given the time to transport to Norway. Bitterness was too harsh to enjoy
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours light hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of fruity hops, resiny and piney hops, lovely and inviting. Taste is clean crisp resiny hops, well balanced with a long dry moreish clean aftertaste.
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Cloudy thin looking light yellow body. Mild fruity aroma. Very dry grass lemon grapefruit pine flavor with a high carbonation and a long dry finish. Alcohol level seems just right.
olsvammel (4691) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste with grapefruit. Strong and long bitterness. Medium carbonation. Not the cleanest hop aroma, but still a nice beer.
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Birreria Edelweiss@Alba Adriatica - quite clear amber-orange beer with a persistent beige foam; solid flowery and resiney hoppiness; full-bodied, some sweetness and a solid bitterness; quite dry and long caramelish, spicy and piney finish
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pine, citrusy hops. Taste is a lovely balance of hops and malts. Solid... and one of the better IPAs currently wasting away on a Safeway shelf.