GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good IPA. Aromas of citrusy hops and lemony tea. Flavors of hops and tea. Mouth coating and resiny finish. Cream head with nice lacing on the glass. A little astringent bitterness on the back end. Yum!
halfonit (1209) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark golden color. Aroma is of hops, malts, and some type of musty scent (almost like yellow snow). Taste is hops, bitter, and malts. Has a bite in the end.
phillybeer28 (19) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A bit hoppy, but tasty and smooth. Enjoyed, but not memorable.Tastes similar to other IPAs.
after4ever (6489) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a crystal clear coppery medium amber. Thick and sudsy off-white head with some loose stringy lace here and there. Nice dark piney nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb that’s almost, but not quite, prickly. Very much a solid PNW IPA so far. Toasty, biscuity mid-palate, with the pine notes rolling in and taking over pretty quickly, washing into a long, crisp resiny bitter finish. Refreshing and forceful. Not bad at all. Taste is a little closed-off, and this recipe feels like a million other IPAs, hence the B+-ish score. Well-made, though, for sure.
Joakgust (1064) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 65cl - Hazy orange amber beer with a large but brief head. Aroma is malty with notes of dried fruit, dates, spices and dry grassy hops. Flavor is sweet with notes of dried apples, dried apricots and dusty hops. Balanced solid IPA.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a brilliant orange with huge dense slightly offwite head. Aroma are a little subdued but show some biscuty malt and citrus hops. Flavours are just brilliant with initial malt sweentess followed by a huge kick of resiny hops. Bitterness lingers well after the finish. Great beer.
SSSteve (3899) - - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
220z bottle. pours a hazy orange under a small, creamy, off-white head. mandarin orange, citrus hop dominated aroma. bitter flavor. very hoppy with some tea-like notes. light bodied and dry. lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.
smith4498 (3213) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy golden orange color with off white head. Sour old grapefruit aroma. Slightly sweet malty flavor with bitter grapefruit rinds. Medium body with average carbonation.
Trev (1980) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange-gold pour with a thick white head.
Aroma is citrus and resiny hop backed by some fruity dried apricot tones and light biscuity malt.
Flavour is pretty bitter, herbal-floral hop. very light fruit.
SaintMatty (5754) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (as OT Jorgen Ale, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Amber in colour. Hoppy aroma with tea and apricot. Hoppy taste with tea and peach standing out. Rather tasty.