SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color pour with a thick off-white head that lasts and laces nicely. Roasted caramel malt comes through in the aroma more than the floral and citrus hops. Flavor is a bit sweeter and less hoppy than I prefer in an IPA, but still is not bad. Medium bodied, with a slightly bitter finish. Good, but not great.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a modest head yet keeping it’s hat on with a slight bit of lace around the edge. Aromas of sweet musty herbs. Medium full nectar with good carbonation creates and almost creamy sensation. This brew is round and fat, rich and creamy. Mildly sweet and moderately herbaceous this IPA is soft. I don’t really think they got what they were looking for. The astringency is the only U.S. trend going on here. The aroma doesn’t tell the story very well nor does the flavor. The finish is a bit bitter and unbalanced, very musty like aged Limburger cheese and old worn socks.
haukur (1741) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber, almost orange. small head. Hoppy nose as expected, some citrus and pine. Very well balanced, incredibly well I might ad considering the style
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Orange color, small head. Smelled like a decent amount of hops. Taste was watered down and the hops were there, but just not that great. Over all a little let down. If you are expecting a typical IPA taste you will be let down as well. Thanks robert for sharing.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Non-IPA aroma of caramel malts and dark fruits. Murky brown color, body is sedated. Slightly hoppy flavor, mainly sweet malts.Easy drinking for the most part, a touch of heaviness. Classic English ale, feature a ’Hoppy Otter’ right on it.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma promises hops by the truckload. Its looks like a beast. Flavor is strong. Hops are everywhere, they can’t hide in this brew. No balance whatsoever, but that is not really a bad thing. This beer tastes stronger that its ABV. I like it.
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle.Misty brown with a small head,aroma of hops biscuit and alcohol,taste of hops,pine,toffee malt and alcohol.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very clear amber body, nice dense large white head with lasting lace, hops, yeast and malt in the nose. A lot of crystal in the malt, a fair amount of PNW in the hops, and an assertive yeast character make for an interesting beer.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
How can I pass an IPA with this name and label up? Poured hazy orange-gold with a frothy white head. Thick lacing. Beautiful pine and orange nose. More orange/orange peel than grapefruit. It doesn’t "pop" like other IPA’s and is kind of dusty. The taste makes up for it. Big citrus bite, less resin, with the rye bitterness that others have pointed out. Kind of gives it a roasted hop feel. The citrus gives way to an herbal hop bite that is kind of sweet. Creamy mouthfeel lends to its drinkability. Nice surprise.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours hazy amber in color with off white head. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Taste of malt and citrus hops with grapefruit bitter finish.