simont1 (294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blind tasting, of Double IPAs & Single IPAs.
List of Double IPAs, in prefered order: The Crusher, Heady Topper, Pliny The Elder, Deviant Dale’s
List of Single IPAs, in prefered order: Focal Banger, Grapefruit Sculpin, Moralité/Blind Pig
A – Copper red, with a thick beige head.
S – Pine, some small citrus, quite caramelly but hop forward.
T – Super balanced, some malt sweetness to it, piney with some citrus input.
M – Medium, very good level of carbonation, and very mouthfilling.
O – Very good IPAs, would probably rated it higher if taken in another setting.
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall can to a tall Pilsner. Clear amber gold with lots of off white foamy head and residual lacing. Plenty of hop presence citrus, florals and pine. Mellow malt balanced flavors with dry bitter finish... This is a good one...
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Jyrsa (97) - - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an hazy orange amber color with medium cream-colored head. Nose has caramel, pine and citrus. Taste has pine with an nice, quickly dissolvin palate and a hoppy aftertaste. The model of what an IPA should taste like.
Supertrev (70) - CHINA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was poured from a can. It looks great with a fantastic head and great lacing. It has a fresh aroma and is pretty good.
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mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[5750-20130826] 1pt can. Citrus fruity aroma. Murky, dark orange brown body with a huge long-lasting creamy off-white head and lovely ringed lacing. Leafy grapefruit hops flavour has a bitter bite throughout. Full body is quite bitter and hints at a big ABV. It might be a little muted from age but it’s still very drinkable. (9/5/8/3/17) 4.2
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colored body beneath a white head with lacing all over the glass. Hoppy flavor comparable to many in it’s style. Flavor is of grapefruit rinds, a bit of pine, and citrus. It’s a solid beer, even though I feel like I’ve had this same profile many times previously.
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rust orange, filtered clear. Extreme grapefruit, resin, lemon aroma. Cleaning product dosage. Pool water. The future is crystal clear and the flavor delivers, with the clumsiest of pinesol and wood cleaner hop approximation. Chlorine-like clanging noise. Butterscotch, messy fruit sugars, and dirty caramel provide the unwieldy, slobbery malt notes. Only close to tolerable when ice cold. This is an example from the dark ages.
CelticBrew (863) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from pint can a clear, rusty amber color with a moderately full, white, fluffy, creamy head which settles to lots of drippy lace. The aroma is wonderful with earthy, resinous, some pine, some raw hops, light tangerine. The flavour is similar with a high, earthy, raw bitterness; other notes of tangerine, pine, lots of resins, and faint dry herbal. What a friken knock out beer! The beer is perfectly blanaced in every regard. It pours perfectly, smells like odd heaven, tastes even better, yet it still somehow lacks the intangible for a 5. Try it wherever you find it, immediately.
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from tderoeck. Many thanks! Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Dark orange colour, beige creamy foam. Aroma of honey, pine and tropical fruit. Sweet with bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced. Very good.
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange pour with ample white head. Smells like fresh wet hops still on the vine. Very aromatic the second the can opens. There is a strong malt backbone but the hop flavor is so so dominant. Piney resinous floral hop flavor and finish. Terrific beer if you love hops.