OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
A - Pours a hazy golden amber with a rocky 2 finger white head that retains well. Nice blots of lacing.
S - Smells like an herbal evergreen forest with lots of floral ground cover. Some caramel malt and hints of astringent lemon as well as some dirty dish rag smell....maybe the yeast.
T - A train of herbal and evergreen hops creates a dry bitterness that scrapes your palate dry of everything. The caramel malt is mixed in but slowly shows up in the middle and progresses through to the aftertaste. Some doughy bread like characters try to come out. Finishes first like chewing on dry bitter herbs then switches to some bready flavors.
M - Light to medium.
This beer actually holds a special place in my heart. it was my first IPA back in I think 2001. I didn’t care as much about beer as much back then but remember almost pouring it out. I had never thought of pouring any beer out before. I never forgot that name or that beer.
So I was excited to try it again after all these years and having more knowledge about IPA’s.... It seemed to be as gross as the first time. There’s a non-diluted medicine character about it that I just can’t enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
eluosiren (118) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought it in a very cozy place in Moscow as a very tasty beer but actually was disappointed. The beer is ok, but no more. Too flat and way too bitter
zacgillbanks (2728) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
6.5% bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with orange marmalade and citrus fruity flavours, malty and pine with bitter grapefruit on the finish. Superb!
chribban (238) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, amber beer with an almoust two finger high head.
Nose: Grapefruit, citrus, ornge and honey.
Taste: Grass, butter, herbs, grapefruit and orange.
Body: Medium body with a light carbonation. Oily texture. A bitterness that kicks in at the end.
I enjoyed this!
Tonkun (940) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Clean copper / light team pour with a big white head. Grapefruit, pine, mosquito repellent, spice, herb. Medium body. Warm, soft body with slightly bitter sweet finish. Really nice
GraffitiVandal (52) - 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 (3827) - 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>
RobertLiley1 (40) - - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beeston Stout, Chariot Pils, Melanoidin, & Cara Foam Malts, Amarillo Hops. 15.5º PLATO, 70 IBU, 76 AA, 14.2ºL
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MarcoDL (2503) - 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 (471) - 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.