superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/24/2015. Pours crystal clear deep golden/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.2%. Overall this is a nice IPA. all around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink for the style. Would be a good entry level IPA. Not too bitter; but still has nice hop complexity, with a bit more malt presence. A nicely enjoyable offering.
PanMarek (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy dark golden pour with quick, slightly beige foam. Balanced hoppy and malty nose with touches of caramel and pine. Light body, light fizz, slightly watery. The hops come out in the taste giving it a bitter, resinous finish. Good balance of hops and moderate bitterness overall.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14-OCT-2016, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Michael.
Slightly hazy golden with a low White head.
Sweet hoppy. Not all that bitter. Cascade - really?
Godfather50 (197) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Middle of the road IPA. Bottle in Florida. Cheaper than most and it tells. Little zing in the taste. But better than cold tea.
thellgren (830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Kitty’s Public House, Helsinki. Appearance is amber and cloudy with a nice head. This is quite bitter, no citrus flavors or any other fruits from the hops. OK in a way but a bit boring just lots of bitter hops and that’s it.
L_Lovecraft (263) - - OCT 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy profile, floral, golden with a good white head not very persistant, light body, medium carbonation, floral again...a good apa for me.
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky apricot with low white head
Aromas of card board, grass, mango, apricot, bread
Taste has notes of caramel, butter, tropical fruits, grass, hints of pine
Robeperse (63) - - SEP 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33- Colore dorato, schiuma cremosa sottile. Al naso aromi floreali ed erbacei. Al gusto I luppoli sono in primo piano ma più che una IPA mi sembra una APA. I luppoli americani si sentono ma sono molto armoniosi e rendono la birra se pur aromatica molto armoniosa. Quindi sentore di agrumi, erbaceo e resinoso, con finale amaro, corpo e media carbonatazione, fine a secco, retrogusto corto e amaro. Buona APA rinfrescante e ben bilanciati gli aromi.
Chopper925 (463) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear deep red-golden color, thick foamy head. Piney, resinous and citrusy hop aroma. Dry, high bitter taste. Crisp, somewhat sweet and very mighty hop flavour. Malty notes at first, making room for a long piney and resinous aftertaste. Nice thick mouthfeel paired with a fresh carbonation.
veceo (1275) - Pula, CROATIA, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma is sweetish with some fruity notes. It seems it’s not fresh. Taste is, again, sweet and malty, light tropical fruits and oranges mixed with overripe feel. Yeah, it’s definitely not fresh, but considering other votes, freshness doesn’t help it all that much...