fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy golden color with medium sized head. The aroma is pungent, with resiny hops and some fruity hops too. The mouthfeel is rather dry, lean, with underlying toffee malts, and above an explosion of fresh resiny hops; piney and citrusy.
Very easy to drink, the pleasure of an IPA.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours amber gold with a decent foamy white head. Aroma is mixed citrus/resin. Med body. It’s very hoppy stuff. It’s earthy, floral, citrus, pine - sort of in that sequence. The malt holds the hop, but very, very gently. This is an ale that suggest there’ll be a hop burn. Finishes earthy bitter for me. Just excellent.
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange colored beer with a white head. Sweet citrus and candy on the nose. Sugar, caramel, and pine. Maybe a touch of kiwi (the one really nice thing about the beer). Flavor is sweet and malty. Sugar, caramel, and bread. Pine, some grapefruit, and a hint of bitterness.
GT2 (8370) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stone Escondido. Clear orange. Decent lace. Red fruit and melon nose. Clean body, not as abusive as the other IPAs on tap today. Butterscotch adds some density and needed sweetness. Still, quite heavy on the bitterness. Solid.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jackl at the April 2014 Charlottesville tasting. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, floral, citrus hops. The taste is caramel malt, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, decent balance.
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the hotel room, SD, from Surf Liqour, SM, 19/04/14.
Almost clear golden with a good sized off white covering.
Nose is bitter grapefruit, orange pith, pine resin, bitter hops, grassy.
Taste comprises mango, bitter orange, grapefruit, juicy hops, toasty malt, light pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with punchy hop bitterness.
Solid IPA !
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Bomber, $4.99). Pours with a clear golden hued body and a larger, fluffy white head that leaves good lace and is well retentive. Aromas are of floral hops, a bit muted. Lightly sweet, honeysuckle, biscuity malt. Moderate citrus, fruity esters and grapefruit pith. Flavors are hoppy, dry, fruity, medium bitter. Lightly chlorine like. A hint of pine. Low bitterness vs high hop flavor (a good thing). Fuller carbonation, dry. Medium bodied. A light resiny cohumulone bite in the finish.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Big grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light summer fruit lingers with caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours with a deep crystal clear gold body that supports a modest dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up an initial note of grapefruit like citrus hops and then it gets into a pleasing array of dank onion and shallot like earthy hoppiness that swirl around the citrus notes. The taste is similar with a tasty rich mix of grapefruit and tangerine as well as bitter hoppy onion dankness and slivers of pine hops. These notes come together very well and lead to a semi dry finish that creates a fairly sessionable sort of drinkability. Solid IPA.
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Nose brings out earthy funk, piney and floral hops, and dry biscuity malt. Flavour is rich and robust, with a load of pine and floral hops. Super dry and flavourful, with exceedingly high drinkability. Excellent stuff.