GraffitiVandal (106) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ENG: 650ml bottle from Liquor Mart Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Orange, opalescent color with medium tan head and a bit of lacing. Heavy citrus aromas mixed with pine and herbs. Tastes like a sweet grapefruit with hints of herbs, but very balanced in general. Very pleasant, long bitter aftertaste. Medium to high carbonation and medium body. Overall a bit balanced and smooth IPA, a bit sweet. Not really strong in terms of mouthfeel, easy-drinkable.
PL: Butelka 650ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Pomarańczowa, opalizująca barwa, średnia piana i nieco lejsingu. Mocno cytrusowe aromaty dopełnione nieco sosnowymi i ziołowymi. W smaku przypomina słodkiego grejfruta, z nutami ziołowymi, ale w smaku ogólnie mocno zbalansowane. Bardzo przyjemna, długa goryczka w posmaku. Średnie do wysokiego nasycenie i średnie ciało. Podsumowując nieco zbalansowana, łagodna IPA, nieco słodkawa. Niezbyt mocna w kwestii odczucia w ustach, łatwo pijalna.
bytemesis (4136) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours hazy orange, small off-white head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is lemon, pine, citrus zest, herbal. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, lemon zest and herbal notes - definitely unique. Medium body. A different take on an IPA>
MarcoDL (2611) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Golden beer, big head. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste of grainy malt, some hops and sweet yeast. Too sweet for my liking.
paintedmaple (499) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap...maybe the keg was bad as this stuff was awful...deary yellow pour with little to no aroma. The taste was even worse than the smell, but I can see where they got the name from as this stuff tasted of urine. Straight up nasty.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow with a nice dense of white head. Strong pine and mild malt sweetness. Medium body and dry with a prickly hop bitterness. Not a huge hop head but I’m always in for a six pack around the holidays each year.
samsmith33 (512) - - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth IPA. A touch low on fragrance and mot as tasty as Rogue’s Brutal IPA. Dtill a good beer.
Love the name.
joejames (294) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy golden, nice two inch off white head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma of pink grapefruit, mango and cereal. Taste is high medium bitter, lightly sweet. Medium body, lively carbonation, resin oil, soapy mouth feel. Finishes dry and bitter. Tasting notes of bread, lemon rind, grapefruit, slightly metallic. Rogue’s ale yeast has a distinct flavor that I recognize from past samplings. A good chewy IPA.
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz brown bottle with cool label from Whole Foods into a Spieglau IPA glass. It poured a clear golden amber colour with persistent off-white foam and lace. Very nice appearance. Aromas of black currants, cereal grains, honey, pulpy orange juice, hot tomato garden, pumpkins and grape kool-aid (strange but true.) Intense American high-alpha bitterness, pleasant but not exactly smooth. Flavours: suitably malty, but undeniably balanced toward the strong hop characteristics: grapefruit pith, tangerines, black pepper, dandelion leaves, chicory root, radish. Light-medium body, average carbonation, long-lasting hoppy aftertastes. An aggressive American IPA for sure. Perhaps not my favourite, but a very good one, and not the same run-of-the-mill profile at least. I didn’t realize until after tasting it, that Yellow Snow IPA is an Amarillo single-hop brew. Obviously, this is a bold American hop possessing the predictable grapefruit/pine/black currant traits, but so much more as well. Great stuff, I’ll gladly drink this again.
bennetporter (228) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle. Aroma was covered by a thick white head. Flavor is grapefruit and pot hops, with a balanced bitterness and sweetness. Good beer.
andrepintado (1795) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Dark gold color with thin but very persistent white head. Medium body. A little bit sticky. Aroma is hoppy, light fruit, malt, pine. It’s nice.