asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is strangely musty cookies and cream with some pine, faint strawberry, and biscuity caramel. Hazy reddish bronze under a lasting, flannel blanket. The flavour is spicy melanoidins balanced perfectly with grapefruit and orange peel bitterness. A bit of tingly sweet malt tickles the palate. Apricot accents. Light to medium body, assertive bitterness that fades out, medium carbonation.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a golden orangish color with a slight off white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is a earthy citrus hops with slight caramel malts. Taste is a nicely balanced hop citrus richness with a gentle and persistent final bitter bite within a present lightly sweet malty base. Smooth and medium bodied with good fizzy carbonation.
rejtable (1296) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The last in a long line of big hoppy beer for the day. This was tasty. Certainly a strong hop presence, but you could also taste the grapefruity citrus. Good stuff.
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely cloudy orange color. Head was creamy but dissipated quickly. You can really smell the simcoe hops in this one. After tasting this one the malt backbone doesn’t seem to mesh well with the hops. Flavors are grassy, lemony, and a good amount of spice character. This one finishes overly bitter. Although Portland is known for their breweries, this one is a weak spot. The nugget hops make this one a bit uneven. Enjoyment: 2/5
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It’s an almost clear one, golden in color and with a small, white head. Citrusy, piney nose with some maltyness. Flavorwise it’s much the same, citrusy and piney and slightly malty sweet. Nice bitterness, but maybe a bit weak. Medium to full body, quite dry. Nice and lasting finish. A straight forward tasteful and pleasant IPA. A beer I could drink a few of. 110621
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours golden with a white head.Aroma of grassy, grapefruit, pine and caramel.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some caramel and floral, pine and grapefruit.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice hoppy beer.
sailracer (401) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at a tasting. This is my favorite style of IPA- a strong citrus flavor and not too bitter. The flavors seemed to mellow some as it warmed up. Not quite the best, but very good in my opinion.
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: This had some of my favorite hops. While it wasn’t overwhelmingly original at first it was rather complex. Very nice for an organic beer. It was almost mouth-numbingly hoppy. There was an ever so slight Belgian quality to the yeast. I did not expect to like this, but it was very nice.
TECHNICAL: The label on my bottle clearly stated 7.1not 7.2 % ABV. Poured a cloudy, dark, slightly brownish, orange with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel malts; moderate to heavy pine grapefruit, orange, apricot and earthy hops; a hint of minty hops; and light to moderate yeast. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderate to rather bitter; while the finish was slightly sweet and heavily bitter with an average to long duration. There was caramel, orange hops, grapefruit hops, a little pine hops earthy hops, yeast, pineapple and floral hops. The light to medium body was slightly watery yest also a bit syrupy with fairly fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent, slightly alcoholic and dry finish.
Reynolds314 (2324) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Im not sure why they call this an IPA when no bittering hops are used. The flavoring hops were mild and fruity/floral. The taste was light and sweet and almost resembled a weak cider. Not very impressed.
Ernesto987 (3708) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had at a tasting, he said we used no bittering hops. Yet they call this an ipa, what the fuck?