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.
fkoolen (904) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster @ Mout Bierfestival, Nijmegen. Clear golden colour, offwhite creamy head. Resinous, spruce, grapefruit, caramel sweet malty backbone. Nice crisp, building bitterness in the aftertaste. Good body, low-medium carbonation.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Golden color, just hazy, with compact head. Nice resiny hops aroma, but mild. Dry mouthfeel, the malt has straws and some cereals character, the hop has a herbaceous touch, some hop resins in the final. Total lack of fruit, in case you are looking for it.
Ok IPA, nothing special.
beerplace (596) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Aroma candied tropical fruits, citrusy. Taste is hoppy piney bitterness. Same aftertaste. Not bad.
borre_m (1242) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, pine and grass. Taste is hoppy, lots of grass. Lacking balance.
Pyrmir (5398) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Kalmar Ölfestival. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is citrusy, pale malt, pine and slight caramel. Taste is similar, pine more present in the mouth. Moderately bitter finish .
SHIG (4385) - 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 (3772) - 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 (9255) - 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 (4085) - 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 (11399) - 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.