migwell (102) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have always understood that an IPA was, by definition, a higher ABV brew meant originally to withstand lengthy travel to India by ship, but here we have a low ABV ale calling itself an IPA. Odd. Never before seen this brand here in Massachusetts, so I gave it a shot. Poured into an English pub glass, it smells good, retains a head, tastes good enough and has a nice hoppy finish. Decent, but undistinguished APA. Might be tempted to buy this again if it was cheaper.
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a golden color with a decent white head and some great clingy lace. The aroma is big on the citrus and floral hops. Tropical fruits come through on the back end and the smell is just great. The flavor is a bit more malt forward than the nose would lead on. The floral hops and tropical fruits are definitely relaxed. The mouth feel is a touch thin with a good carbonation and a quick fading, albeit mildly bitter hop finish
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Bork (443) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinctively an IPA but unlike any other. Lighter body, milder hoppiness, more rounded fruitiness. Highly drinkable and quite refreshing. Kudos for the relatively low abv.
CObiased (103) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copperish/rich gold color with a minimal head leaving some lacing. Great aroma of well blended citrus and piney hops, sweet malt and a hint of biscuit. I enjoy how the hop combination compliments the light caramel malts. It's not a huge IPA but has more body than a typical IPA.
willisread (721) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a copper amber color with a thin off-white head. Floral hops, pine needles, tree sap, caramel on the nose. Taste is fairly well-balanced with the malts and hops working together. Low ABV but nice resiny flavor.
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker amber beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is rahter floral, some herbal, leafy hops, grassy notes and a malty touch. Flavor is mildly bitter for IPA standards, yet full bodied and hoppy. Guessing it must be an older bottle, most hop characters have faded a bit, but it’s stlll nice and hoppy and certainly enjoyable. Decent.
Elnaer (9) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid IPA. A little bit less hop bitterness than I would like, but for the low ABV it’s pretty solid. Very dark amber IPA here...and very malty too. This is a good session IPA in my view. Not my number one, but a very good beer.
bennetporter (316) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark amber from a bottle, aroma is a dank pine cleaner, flavor is a slightly malty, rather vegetal taste. But a good beer.
malkyore (277) - - FEB 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is like a log cabin built by Abe Lincoln. Solid, and frill-less..... And cold.... Very hoppy for the abv, I am a fan.
BroSpud (1834) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber with an off white head. Mild hop aromas with notes of citrus and pine. Nothing over the top but a pretty decent IPA overall.