gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the Head of Steam in Norton. Pours amber with a frothy white head. Annoyingly a couple of months past its best before. Nice resinous pine aroma. The taste is pine also with some citrus orange and a touch of underlying caramel. Decent.
MadRobin (2661) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, gold-amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pine resin, orangey citrus and caramel.
Taste of orange, grapefruit, pine, pineapple and malt.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ForlornHope (337) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale amber with a thin head. Nice aroma - rich hop, floral, almost peach-like. Taste is slightly sweet to start, then very bitter. Firm sappy malt base, tastes of wine gums and soft fruits (peach again). Long dry and bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Very tasty.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden, light tan head. Tropical fruits, light resin, honey. Quite bitter, some solidly malty biscuity sweetness. Medium body, medium length finish, some oiliness. Good.
skazhy (8) - LATVIA - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After numerous times drinking this one, making a formal review. Bottled. Pours amber & with small white head. Light citrus nose. Well balanced (it hides the 7% pretty well) with a bitter finish.
Rhombic (87) - SPAIN - JAN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355ml. [After a great experience with their porter, heading off to the next beer with this brewery, let’s see if it is as good as I imagine] Pours amber with foamy head, mostly lasting - great lacing. Aromas of citrus and resin, some caramel, quite strong, hoppy and very floral. Immediately tons of flavours, especially dry resin-like ones, a bit woody, citrus, fruity-estery. Not bitter though. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and astringent finish. Very good. By the way, extremely well balanced alcohol!
BazScott (44) - - JAN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper apearance, with a small head. Flavours of hops and malt, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
weordie (648) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours burnt orange with a thick head. A hoppy, fresh aroma. A nice, hoppy flavour with a full mouthfeel.
monkeychugg55 (1007) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper with s small head. The aroma is spicy, floral, citrus, and rich caramel malt. Mostly traditional ipa hop aroma. The flavor brings our more caramel, reminds me of two hearted, but with different hops. Full body and some balancing bitterness. Not bad.
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt golden amber color with a one finger sustaining white head. Bubbles roamed in and out of the head, but it still looked nice for the most part. Tired bubbly lacing clings to the glass nicely.
The smell starts off with some sweet ruby red grapefruit pulp. Light citrusy-rind like bitterness runs into the blend. A little bit of pepper spice charms the underneath part of this.
The taste was moderately bitter with a nice dry sweetness of the grapefruity hops lead into the aftertaste and cherish a dry citrusy sort of finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable feel to it. Carbonation feels good for an AIPA as a good amount of bitterness from the hops hits my tongue in a good appropriate harsh feel.
Overall, nicely done AIPA that I know I would have again.