Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14.
Very lightly hazed golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is orange squash, light pine, caramel, bread dough.
Taste comprises floral notes, tangerine, soft bread dough, pine, manfo.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, juicy hop rinse in the close.
Ok IPA but a little 1D.
heyden (65) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus nose and taste. Aromatic, not particularly bitter or dry, quite sessionable. Clear amber body, as it should be! Fairly thick lacing. Very moreish. Bittersweet aftertaste.
ACHops (844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a cheater pint. Pours dark golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma is mild nutty caramel malt, only light hops. Taste is oaky lighter caramel malt, again hops are quite light. Well balanced beer, and works well as an ’English’ IPA, but comes up well short in the hop department for a NW IPA. Nice as a pale though.
nealblind (957) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mid gold pour big head that stays. Aroma of big rich British malt, tangerine, slight peach. Tastes tobacco, moderate to high bitter. Not much aroma. Sorta gets stuck in no mans land between american ipa and british pale.
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Tillamook location. Pour is clear amber with a big white head and great lacing. Bready, caramelly, grapefruity, orange, bready and earthy hoppy aroma. Taste is cookie malt, grassy, orange peel, bready, caramel, and spicy hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium to high carbonation. Decent IPA.
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours bronze orange, clear, almost no head. Aroma is sweet earthy caramel hops. Taste is rough red malt, earthy hops, medium bitterness. Red ipa.
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Clear golden with a fluffy off white head.
N: Oranges, cracker, biscuit, pine, touch of pineapple. Fruit syrup, honey, lemon.
T: Medium level of sweetness. Bitterness on the back of the throat.
M: Alcohol burn in a beer this small? What is this? Stone? Medium body.
O: Some fruit loop in an IPA. Actually pretty nice if you like citrusy IPAs, as I do. Pelican does this style pretty well.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber golden body, cream hued head. Biscuit, herbal & malty aromas. Bready malt backbone leads to hoppy, lightly bitter finish. Tasty.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper, bright, earthy, berryish, fruity aroma, well-balanced, with blackcurrants and an appetizing off-dry finish and good malt complexity.
MrSquash (50) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a white head. Moderate hop nose. Tastes fairly sweet with a slight floral presence. No lingering hop presence.