woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I was long of the opinion that Pac NW ales were generally overhopped.. this was before I really got into IPAs, now I think I might have been wrong. I havent had RedHook Long Hammer IPA in forever and what I find is a very light, mild IPA that is much more of a light Pale Ale than an IPA. It is light in color, has a nice citrus and straw aroma but has very little distinct hop taste. It will fool you with its 6.5% alcohol content because you cant taste it! If you would like an IPA that you can drink a bunch of with no lingering traditional IPA bitterness then this is for you. If you want a tasty lip smacking IPA, why not try one of Stoneís IPAs.
mjs (4168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottled on Nov 13 2013, at Gastropub Soho, Tampere, 20140308) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, fruitiness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. This beer was like a hoppier Bitter.
LwaIPA (18) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Nose is fresh meadow and floral. Taste is pine and and slight soapy with lingering hops on the palate.
SNL (117) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light golden pour, small white head.
Nose has a lot of citrus, hops. Taste is hoppy at first, then long bitter malty finish.
Light body, average carbonation.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Publix, Sarasota. Golden colour, off-white head. Nose is light malted, flowery hops, bit of pine. Flavour is malty, light hopped. Subdued bitterness. Finish is slightly bitter and dry. Not too impressive.
Llcoole83 (1) - Cadillac, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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BOSSbrewer (1244) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orangey gold with a thin off white head. Aroma is heavy with pine. Slight sweet malty aroma. Flavor is bursting with pine and very little maltiness. Bright. Hoppy. Very dry. Light bodied and slightly overcarbonated. Nice beer.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Bier-Bienne - hazy dark blond beer with a long lasting white foam; fairly grapefruity and light spicy hoppy aroma; a good malt body, pretty tart and quite astringent; solidly bitter with long notes of bitter oranges, apples and pineapple; very dry
minihame2 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright orange colour and thin white head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. Watery mouthfeel but a very nice bitter IPA taste. Itís a bit thin but an alright IPA.
MartzMimic (37) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very light gold with a minimal bubbly head. Smells of pine and grass, but not a big aroma. Taste is similar with a bit of lemon. Sweet with just a touch of bitterness. Light mouth with some carbonation. Itís not bad, but somewhat unremarkable.
EdKing (1704) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On keg in Drafthouse Northcote. Clear pale amber, medium white head. Not entirely what I expected as itís not bursting with citrous and grapefruit. Fairly subdued citrous, orange, grassy notes, grain husk, caramel and biscuit malt. Taste is orange citrous, grassy, slight soapy, caramel malt. Nothing to shout about but decent.