sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Saint Archer Brewing Company, San Diego, California, USA ***
Beer: Saint Archer IPA (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) ***
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) ***
ALC.VOL.: 7.0% ***
"Everything you’d expect from a great American IPA: Hop-forward, yet civilized. Bitter but balanced. Cascade hops ring loud and clear with citrus/pine notes and are backed up by a chorus of our other favorites - Apollo, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Crystal, and Simcoe. " [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Bright yellow, slightly hazy. Big, frothy white head. ***
Nose: Sweet lemon, pinewood, herbs, grass. ***
Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. Moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Bitter pine and herbs dominate the start. Mixed citrus fruit. But mostly pine. The middle increasingly so, with resin added to the mix. Finish is only marginally less bitter; hoppy, resinous still. And so is the after taste, with a more generous citrus note there, too. ***
Impressions: Very much a hardcore American Pale Ale, with bitterness conquering everything. I like that, but lovers of fruity or maltier APA’s/IPA’s should probably abstain. This is a hoppy, pinewood-dominated beer.
acearl (442) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From memory, can by the pool on a hot day, smelled crisp lemon citrus, medium body, not overly sweet, crisp finish, solid
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light citrus hoppy aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, very bitter finish.
PorterPounder (6519) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Santa Clara, Ca - Santa Clara Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Sparkling, light golden pour, soft snow-white head, decent film of lacing. Resiny aroma with a hint of cat urine, some spruce accents. Solid IPA flavor with some resiny citrus bittersweet notes, some light caramel sweetness, a bit of saffron - like spiciness. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
tarmok (646) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of mango citrus. Taste: grapefruit, mango, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour. medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long bitter finish,
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lean and blah, no real hop aroma for iPa clear orange. Very fizzy. Taste astringent and bitter but not in fresh hop way. Not good in my opinion.
ken1 (1436) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity hops with sweet malt and caramel.
Flavour: Fruity hops and malty sweet with notes of caramel and citrus. A fairly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Colour: Cloudy amber with a white head.
From: 50cl bottle gift from Rasmus40
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can.
Aroma is fairly hop forward with a medium light, pale cracker malt backbone. Hops are citrus with orange and grapefruit and tropical with pineapple and mango. Some light stone fruit notes too.
Pours a pale, yellow straw color with a small, white head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers. Medium light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a medium light pale cracker malt note, some of which lingers in the finish. Medium high to high bitterness. Hops are not as pronounced as in the aroma but there is some grapefruit, orange and mango with a light resin note.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty good IPA. Nice hop aromas, good malt malt presence, good bitterness, nice dry finish. Could use a bit more hop flavors though.
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe
BBE 23.01.16 :( - Pours clear yellowish golden with a foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, caramel, resin and grapefruit. Taste is hoppy, citrusy, grassy and piney with loads of resin, grapefruit, tropical notes, hay and sweetish malty notes. Finish is herbal, hoppy, grassy and resinous with some tropical fruits and sweet malty notes. Quite nice and surprisingly tasty despite it’s not very fresh.
Linnet (1384) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney, citrus, resin, bready malts. Golden colour, medium white head, lacing.
Big bite, mid-sweet, grapefruity, piney hops.
Medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish.