JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Sicilianoís. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, malt and pine. Piney and malty flavor with some tropical fruit before a grassy hop finish.
dlihcsnatas (222) - Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent IPA. Lots of hops that gives a really great hop bite to it but with the extra malts keeping them in check it is not too overpowering. Grabbed a 6 pack and they really hit the spot on a hot day. Will be picking up a whole lot more next time I am at the store to get me through summer. This is my new favorite summer IPA.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Poured hazy golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of fruity floral hops with some nice peach notes and some light residual sugar notes. Taste is a good mix between some peachy and fruity notes with some bitter notes in the aftertaste and also some residual sugar. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Love the hops mix on this one with great fruity notes.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at gold nugget. Strange aroma. Beautiful, light gold that is mostly clear with beautiful sheet lace. Soft and creamy with lovely hop flavor. Alcohol burn. Excellent.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and light floral hops. Flavor is pine and floral hops, and toasted malt. Finish is fairly bitter, but doesnít linger too long. Medium body. A good beer.
meininger (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as bitter as some IPAs. On tap in Minneapolis at the Leaning Tower Pizzeria.
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wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium orange and clear. Frothy, white, standing head. Nose is fresh spicy citrus up front with a heavy background of sweet fruity hops and some malt sweetness. Flavor is grapefruit rind blended with some mild caramel malts, bready malts, and all kinds of fresh fruit complexities. Smooth bitterness but starts to linger on your palate. Enjoyed this beer.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark gold color with nice clarity. The head is a nice-looking three finger offwhite shade. It has a good frothiness to it, and also retains very well. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass.
S: I half-imagined this would be similar to a bigger version of Ranger, and the herbal hop tones mixed with biscuity yeast told me I was right. Thereís something not entirely right sitting with me aromatically that I canít put my finger on, so Iím docking points.
T: I donít like how the biscuity flavors interact with the hop profile; it almost creates a vague ammonia-esque flavor. Anyways, this unpleasant flavor fades away right before the middle of the brew, being supplanted with light piny qualities, a touch of citrus, and caramel malt. At first, Iím not enthused by the opening flavors, but they do fade away leaving a reasonable but unassuming DIPA.
M: Dry and crisp. The finish washes away some of the less pleasant notes well, which helps inspire additional drinkability. This is probably the best feature.
O: I was expecting an imperialized Ranger, and I got an imperialized Ranger...for better or worse. Like Ranger, I could see this one being significantly better on tap. The dry, easy drinking nature does an okay job of covering up its flaws, but there are still far superior options out there that you should pick up instead - and not even its price point can sway me otherwise.
Fatehunter (1066) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a big (too big) foamy head. Clear, medium straw colored body.
Nice aroma of pine and lemon; a little blunted grapefruit.
The taste is a dry pine bitterness throughout with an underlying sweetness that takes the edge off the bitter. Nice balance.
The texture is crisp with low to moderate carbonation.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and tan, big white head that had good staying power.
Nose has tons of sharp hops notes, very earthy, slightly solventy, slightly metallic.
Flavor is intense bitterness, lots of strong hops flavor, some tropical fruit, plenty of earthiness, and again, a slightly metallic note.
Body is dry, medium, with pretty good carbonation and a strong bitter finish.
Overall itís pretty good but doesnít really stand out. The slightly metallic notes and intense bitterness without a lot to balance it out. Itís not something I can drink more than one of in a sitting.