KansaiBeerLvrs (1661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geez I was sure I’d added this rating already. Had this served in champagne flutes for my birthday dinner. Beautiful clear gold pour with a fizzy white head. Nice fruity pine/resin hop nose. Medium bodied, I find the carbonation a bit rough/aggressive. Quite bitter taste, grapefruit, pithy citrus & some pine with a green pine needle kind of finish. Tons of hop flavor in a sessionable IPA make it quite nice.
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from CBB. Tropical fruit nose, light bready malts. Clear golden color like a pils. Low head. Crisp citrus and tropical fruit flavor, grapefruit, stinky mango, high bitterness. Clean and tasty, though a bit plain overall. Got somewhat too bitter and stinky (mango) as it warmed.
Maltser85 (241) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine, big citurs with a sweetness to it that resembles light toasty malt and tropical fruit. Taste is just as complex. Nice bitter lighter body, crushable, awesome session. Thanks to mashmaster for this!
tectactoe (1527) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Thanks, Jeff. Hazy straw body, a little white collar rests at the edges with no real head formation. Aroma of heavy pine needles; I’m picking up a mild cat pee / urine aroma that sometimes comes from Simcoe overload. Not sure if this uses Simcoe or not? A little pungent, abrasive, but still not as off-putting as it sounds on paper. Taste is a little more watery on the palate than expected (then I realized what the "S" in SIPA stands for, & this is only 4.5% ABV... oops). Crisp hops over a lightly toasted, grainy malt bill. Mild pine tree with a little bit of resin in the finish. Crisp, clean, slightly wet. A decent beer to tide you over, but better & more available Session IPA options exist nowadays.
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light gold with white head. SMell is fruity, bright hops, clean and inviting. Jenna said it smells like raspberry sauce. go figure... Taste is crisp, hoppy, fruity and refreshing with a citrus and earthiness. Medium body and nice carbonation. Refreshing and flavorful without a heavy body or overly syrupy feel to it. Very nice session IPA.
UDBeernut (1625) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pours gold, translucent, some floaters. Tropical nose. Pineapple, mango, oranges, generally sweet with just mild bitterness. Light to medium body.
hawthorne00 (2375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy gold with a fluffy white head that laces well. Aroma of grapefruit and other zesty citrus, hay, mango. Light bodied, fairly high carbonation. Citrus and tropical fruit - maybe some rambutans and makrut lime. Moderate bitterness. Good.
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at my brother's wedding. Hazy, light gold. Sweet fruit and mango with mild hops.
HKdIPA (216) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Tacos Perla in SD. Light hoppy but lots of flavor. Bitter finish. Citrus hops. One of the best session IPAs I've had - doesn't taste sort of empty like many do. Would definitely have again.
TheEpeeist (3295) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can. Misty yellow with a bumpy white head. Nose is catty with tangerine and dough. Crisp yet substantial with a lingering tingle and some resin. Taste is orange peel, pink grapefruit, grass and mango. A perfect example of the style.