TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Bottle from 99 and tap at 1702. Clear gold pour with a short, off-white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is lightly roast and sweet with some pine hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a mouth feel slightly heavier than expected. Pine, tea, walnuts and some caramel. Hop profile was disappointing and balance was not very IPA-like, especially considering that this is a West Coast IPA. Finish is longish and with a sweet balance and very little bitterness or umami. Not a fan.
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mostly clear golden color with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of mandarin and butter. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
Arve_Christian (2675) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Sælen. Deep golden color, ok foam. Immediately hoppy aromas, pine then caramel also some fruitiness and citrus. Medium body & medium/high complexity. Light sweetness, then good bitterness- good balance. Very enjoyable
Peter_L (435) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska@SB. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska med gräddigt fingerhögt skum. Dofter av honungssötma, lakritston och lite choklad. Lite oväntat hos en IPA. Beska med en strävhet som matchas av en välavvägd mängd sötma. Något eldig munkänsla.
mjs (4202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20140226) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, buttery toffee and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, sweetness, buttery toffee, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was had hops, toffee and bitterness. A beer at some point between ESB and American IPA. A confusing one but not bad.
tiong (2960) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Malja, Kuopio
Pours copper orange with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops, malts, caramel, toffee and mild citrusy notes. Taste is malty, dry and slightly grassy with a touch of caramel, toffee and citrus. Finish is sweet, malty and earthy with some bitterness and hints of grass. Quite malt heavy IPA, decent but quite onedimensional.
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5cl bottle from Systembolaget, Sälen. Pours almost clear amber with an off-white head. Medium hoppy aroma with pine, fruits, herbs, caramel and pale malt. Medium sweet and quite well balanced, with fruity, hoppy and caramel flavours. Finishes pleasantly bitter. A bit too much on the sweet side and a bit mild in flavour, but certainly a decent IPA.
VastActiv (2050) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hints of citrus, bitterness, hops, dryness and malts.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,355l fra Systembolaget Luleå, Storheden. Drukket som aperitif i Skibotn 24 Des 13. Aprikosfarget. Litt uklar. Lavt skum som flater raskt ut. Veldig god fruktaroma. Plommer & fersken. Smaken det samme. Litt tørr frukt i avslutninga. En velbalansert & god IPA.
Jay_Dubbz (53) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from 12oz bottle at The Granville in Burbank CA. Taste seemed off and not appealing whatsoever. Not a beer I would try again.
--you've been Dubbed.
bergstaden (974) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with a white head - Good hoppy aroma with some fruity notes - Good malt body with some hints of caramel, and a very good hop flavour with grass and flowers with a nice bitterness to go along with it - Good finish with malts up front and then a good hoppy finish that lasts for some time with bitterness - This was quite good