DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007
Hop aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured and hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can courtesy of sonnycheeba. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear, peach, and apricot fruity esters, pine and citrus hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthines, pine and light orange. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest, light pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is chocolatey with slight diacetyl and PNW hops. The flavor is of fuggle and/or willamette hops, sweet caramel and bitter grapefruit rind (judging by the commercial description, I was off on the type of hops, but I tasted what I tasted... they tricked me). Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes moderately bitter and grassy.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can acquired in trade with jjpm74 (thanks!). And I may add, what a cool looking can. Poured a deep orange almost copper color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and a hint of caramel. The aroma on this one was nice and hoppy. Tastes of caramel, pine, citrus and had an under laying chocolate and nuttiness. I expected a one dimensional hop bomb based on the aroma but found this one to be nicely balanced. The main downside I found in this one is that the body was a tad thin. Lacing left on the glass. The best IPA I’ve had out of a can.
FatPhil (8116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml can - gift from Rosenberg - thanks!
7 Classic US "C" hop IPA aroma, extremely sweet citrussy pine.
3+ Hazy pale orange, small tight head.
6+ Sweet cakey and caramelly retronasals, fruity and spicy because of the aromatic hops. Taste on swallowing is very sweet and cakey - lots of biscuity malts. Pleasant fruity and piney hops too. The combinations is reminiscent of sickly sweet nectary fruits. By the time I’m at the end it’s less good, more astringent.
3+ Smooth palate, gentle carbonation. Good mix of aromatic and bitter astringent hops in the finish, some tingle, some woodiness, some grass. Eventually, even some soap, and then papery. And that increased more and more as I drank it.
12 From my experience a pretty standard US IPA. Mostly hop-focussed, and the malts that back that up are absurdly sugary, and a million miles from "complex".
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Love the name, liked the beer ok. Pours an amber color. Aroma has a good dose of hops but the flavor is too malty and too sweet. Does finish with an ok bite of hops.
Sammy (7734) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Coasters in Melbourne. No can tainted taste. Fine, cascade and noble hops. Medium gold, with ome clinging lace and a soapy head.Average and decent IPA.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Cletus. Pours with a small egg shell colored head over a hazed orange. Aroma of floral and earthy hops, honey, straw and biscuit. Taste is earthy, herbal and dry with tea notes. Light citrus, caramel and straw. Medium to high carbonation. Dry.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can thanks to the CHEESEMAN. Caramel brown color, strange for an IPA, but clear and nice looking, with sharp clarity and a decent looking fine-bubbled head that then quickly dies. Sweet caramel and munich malt nose, douchy maple sugar and a light bit of an orange juice hop note. Chewy and lightly sweet up front, with a mixture of sweet orange hop flavor with maple sugar and pecan nut bread malt notes. Not exactly an IPA but a well-brewed beer.