Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Seattle Taproom (Sea-Tac Airport) - 09/11/12.
Very lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head, lively carbonation evident (Great - Not!).
Nose is light caramel malt, touch of citrus, a little hoppage, a pretty muted nose all told.
Taste is caramel malt, some hop bitterness, a little candied sugar, citrus notes, light floral tones.
Medium bodied with prickly carbonation (badly done IPA!) leading to a bitter finish.
Below par stuff - not recommended.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine hops and honey malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Initially a honey malt flavor followed by a pine hops finish. One of the sweetest IPAs I’ve ever had - really works very well.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colored beer with a medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus, but not as much as many IPA’s. Body tingles a bit and has some carbonation. Flavor has a rich malt backbone with a nice bitterness to it that lingers - otherwise your typical tar and citrus with a hint more of the alcohol. Not bad - and probably their best beer, but there are better breweries.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coutesy GMCC2181. 12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with copper core and white head. The aroma is faint citrus hops and some malt sweetness. The aroma is pretty weak overall for the style. The taste starts with malty sweetness and builds toward mild citrus orange peel and grapefruit flavors. As it progresses the citrus hops become more and more bitter to about midway. For a moment the hops are met by a brief pulse of malty sweetness. Into the finish the citrus hop bitterness regains total control of the flavor. It leans toward mild grapefruit bitterness into the after taste.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber gold with a decent white head. Smells earthy and sage like with some floral hints. Tastes of dry malt and light pepper with a hint of hops on the finish. More subdued than others I’ve tried.
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid rep of the style, with a slighty soapy character to the dominant cascade profile, and a shorter-than-average finish. Nice bitterness though.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at pyramid alehouse. not such a bad ipa. some pine and lychee in the aroma and light bitterness. hard to believe it has 67 ibu’s
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. orange golden colour with a white head. Sweet malty, floral citrus hoppy aroma and taste. Medium body with a light sweet dry finish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Another acidic resin fest.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Fiery golden, translucent, large foamy white head, very nice lacing, lively carbonation. Somewhat sweet hop aroma, very slight foral aspect. Soft bitterness up front, a touch earthy and malty. Quite nice in body, moderate mouthfeel. Subtle bitterness lingers well after the finish. Overall a light IPA, but fairly well balanced and quite solid. Not agressive, but quite smooth. Took my by surprise.   I think this one is under-rated.