WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pleasant surprise. Not dazzling, but just an excellent IPA with the PERFECT finish. Some finishes can be too bitter, some can be too weak, but this one was nice and full, which is what makes a good beer in this style for me. The non-finish beer was pretty average, caramel and citrus. Sorry if I’m going backwards here haha.
reebtogi (4967) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles quite quickly leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasantly adorned with hops with some light caramel notes. Taste is dominated by the hops with some light caramel malt sweetness. Could be better balanced. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A decent IPA, but could have been much better.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a reddish amber. The nose is sweet floral, grapefruit, and clover honey. The pallet starts with floral grapefruit hops and finishes with clover honey. Overall a very sessional smooth IPA.
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RumRunner101 (894) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet with toffee and caramel. Body is a little thin and initially sweet. A bit of bitterness comes through mid palate and finishes with sweet caramel malts. Not bad. Not great.
dfearnley (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL room temperature bottle into a tulip
This is my kind of aroma, flowery, spicy, caramel, and mango. It pours a beautiful clear amber colour with a nice sized tan head. After letting it sit for a few minutes, the head shrinks to 1/2 a centimeter and remains for a long time. Starts sweet but ends bitter. Some of the caramel and floweriness comes through in the taste. Light and thin body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Compared with the beers I can get in my local area, this is a fine IPA, perhaps a session beer, but in no way is it outstanding.
thb (765) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish amber with lingering film of white head. Tropical hop aroma - big time passion fruit, backed up with peach. Taste is quite impressively bitter and aromatic to open, moving to a dry bittersweet finish. Pleasant drink with very nice fruitiness - could benefit from a bit more malt presence.
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Dark orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of caramel, pine sap, and candied orange peel. Caramel and pale malts upfront on the palate, along with notes of black pepper, lemon, and wood. Moderately bitter finish. Too malt heavy for me, but not bad overall.
cards04 (2419) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting IPA. Pours a maple syrup colour with creamy white head. Smells like pine, grapefruit, a touch of juicy tropical fruit, and some interesting smoky/woody/ savory aromas. Nice smooth palate. Malty start, not too sweet, milder bitter finish...all around interesting ipa that I enjoyed.
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber- very clear copper, one finger fizzy white head and lacing. Nose- slightly surprised to find some resinous piney notes- has potential. Mixed in with that nice hop is cracker and caramel. Taste- caramel and toasty cereals. A bit watered down. That hop nose doesn’t carry forward all that strong in taste and is more in the background. Certainley a very well balanced ipa, but not to my preference. Slightly sweet finish. Sessionable yes, depth of flavour and mouthfeel - not so much. Decent.
dreamflower (702) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the sort of IPA I like. Not crazy bitter, but with plenty of sweet malts and honey. Aroma of grapefruit.