ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed 2/18/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is a nice-looking two finger offwhite shade. While it fades rather quickly, it does leave nice splotches of lacing down the side of the glass.
S: Fairly typical for a middle-of-the-road IPA. Caramel malts counteract the earthy hops. This one seems to be pretty pine forward - normally not my cup of tea - in its aroma. I’m a bit disappointed that the German hops used aren’t more prevalent here.
T: Put simply, it’s mellow and inoffensive to a fault. Slight caramel malts to start give way to a slightly piny/earthy finish with a slight grassy linger. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this one, just that’s it’s devoid of bold flavor or interesting characteristics.
M: The somewhat thick, creamy body and weak carbonation overwhelms the lack of strong taste provided on the palate. Nonetheless, it’s quite easy to drink on the grounds of ’there just isn’t much to it’.
O: This is an IPA with training wheels. It won’t offend any senses...but neither will it impress them. Hard to return to this one when there are so many excellent IPAs on the shelves.
chucklemation (1031) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light pale copper with a long-lasting white foam head. Aroma is citrus, earthy, and pine hops, though very light on the nose. Flavor is caramel, and earthy and citrus hops. Has a light sweetness, and a crisp finish. This is pretty much an under the radar drink that’s not in your face, but refreshing and enjoyable anyway.
pivnizub (9724) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille: Copper to light amber coloured, almost clear, hardly medium-sized, but creamy and stable off-white head; cough-syrup, soy sauce and nutty traces in the dryish-bitter nose; moderate to solid dry bitter flavour with some sweetish malty spots; medium bodied and still soft, even though a certain tartness is still detectable, no doubt; lingering - hops sticking to the palate - cough-syrupy and herbal hoppy finish, accompanied by toasted malt; warming alcohol in the aftertaste. O.K., but a bit too "cough-syrupy"…
yy0pp (1068) - - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color with white head. Aroma - Caramel, citrus, malts, pine. Taste - Bittersweet, orange, caramel, spice, pine.
ElDesmadre (2756) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Excellent balance with an old world flair despite the US-hops used. Medium, caramelly body, soft mouthfeel, notes of tea, hoppy-floral but also pervded by red fruit esters. Sweetish, light to medium bitter. Lovely malting. Really awesome stuff, they managed to coin together an English tasting IPA that actually is exciting.
DrNosha (1003) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Flasche. Klare helle Bernsteinfarbe mit schönem Schaum. Fruchtiger Hopfen, grapefruit mit verbranntem Zucker. Schöner runder bitterer Geschmack. Tolle Citrus Frische. Süffig und lecker!
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(5) Average at best. Low hoppy. Not so interesting. Low ball. Too commercial. You know what I mean - where is the soul Samuel?!
PapaVillum (764) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kobberfarvet, rolig og filtreret amerikansk IPA med fin offwhite skumkrone på 3 cm. Svinder til gardiner, kant og overflade.
Humlenuancer af harpiks og græs i næsen sammen med maltnuancer af hø samt citrus-noter.
Rigeligt velsmagende IPA og masser af humlebitterhed. Fint balanceret med en mindre sødme. Smagen tynder dog lidt ud i slutningen, mens den endelige afslutning er næsten besk.
Mellem fyldig krop og blød mundfølelse. Karboneret på et middel niveau, mens konsistensen er tynd til olieret.
Denne øl kunne sagtens være min nye everyday-IPA. Fin øl både alkohol- og prismæssigt.
355 ml, flaske, 6,0 % ABV, BB: 08/2016, købt i Kvickly på Falkoner Allé på Frederiksberg.
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markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sample at a bar. poured a murky dark yellow colour with a white head. first notice is some weird kind of minthy, eucalyptus notice. wich i mean in a bad not tasty way. followed by crispy malts, presse dcitrus, and grapefruit. pretty refreshing but a weird taste.
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Boston Beer Company, Boston/Mass., United States ***
Beer: Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA (bottled, 330ml) ***
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) ***
ALC.VOL.: 6.0% ***
"Brewed with a select blend of hops from top German, English, and American growing regions all located close to the 48th latitude within the “hop belt” of the Northern Hemisphere. The combination of hops in this beer creates a distinctive but not overpowering hop character." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Deep, slightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head. ***
Nose: Caramel(!), herbs, pine, whiff of citrus. ***
Texture: Medium- to full-bodied, not watery at all. Modest carbonation. ***
Taste: Herbal and pinewood notes are dominant at the start, together with some unspecified citrus notes and chewy malts. Spicy, too. Medium is a bit resinous, with citric, pine and herbal essences rivaling for dominance. Finish is malty, only modestly bitter - in contrast to the after taste, which emphasizes pinewood. ***
Impressions: Very good IPA/APA with a nice balance of hoppy and malty notes. Not a hop monster to be sure! But the malts add flavour and depth, and the herbal notes are interesting. Not *that* much different from their "Rebel IPA".
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber, nice amount of fizzy white head.
Aroma: Fruits, hops. Grapefruit?
Taste: Lots of hops, good fruits. Slight bitterness in aftertaste. Smooth!
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
Info: 14/9-2015, 89/300M, BB: 31/10-2015