LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Average run of the mill beer. Disappointed with it overall - kind of a pointless offering. Flavor is OK, not much of an IPA lacking hop character and bitterness impact, didn’t find it had much malt flavor either. Not bad, won’t buy again.
BrewGoblin (240) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best thing about this brew is the appearance, such a freaking pretty orange copper! After that things go downhill, not to "bad" territory but rather to "who cares?". Pretty bland considering the name stems from the 48th parallel north being a hops growing belt. Really tame citrus hops and really mild caramel malts. The offense I take comes from the safety of this IPA. Not worth buying if you have other IPAs at your disposal.
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy amber into a snifter. One finger head. Hop aromas. Very floral. Taste not as extreme. Grapefruit and hops for sure. Good IPA.
djoeye (1206) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vanilla yellowish head, amber body. Scents of fruity hops, cherries, butter and nuts.
Taste; lots of hops, roasted malts, butter, fruits.
Finishes sweet wood and buttery bitter malts. Nice brew!
[35.5cl br sp.btl abv5.9% BB20.07.2014, B@Kvickly, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]
keith0718 (354) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is a solid IPA. It’s is well balanced, but with a nice hop flavor.
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at the Queen’s Quay LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a malty IPA. I am disappointed a bit. It was a blind buy. I expected an aromatic and tasty hops bomb but got a malty and a bit bitter hops IPA. Well this IPA is not my thing at all. More malty than hoppy with a mild bitter hops finish. Drinkable, but if you look for a hoppy and citrusy IPA then this is not the one.
joejames (96) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours amber/copper, nice 2 finger pillow head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma has hints of grapefruit, orange peel, toast. Taste is earthy bitter slightly sweet malts. Medium body, lightly carbonated, slight resin mouth feel. Finish is complex bitter, notes of spruce, lemon zest, raisin, herbs and nuts. A different sort of IPA but I like it.
bjakk (282) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden towards brown, yellow foam. Raisins, and malt in the arima. Malt caramel with strong bitterness in the aftertaste, watery.
llkc (337) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: citrus. lime. grapefrugt.
smag: citrus. appelsin sød, svag smag af karamel. gran. .
shorlin (635) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burnt orangey-amber with a decent white head, great lacing. Very clear. Aroma is not very hoppy. Some citrus but also biscuity malt. Not impressive for an IPA. The taste is better though, with more earthy malt and the hop coming through. I tasted this next to a more standard American IPA with big hop character and was underwhelmed, but perhaps I need to give it the benefit of the doubt. It’s not a hop bomb but it’s not trying to be. Overall decent drinking beer but don’t expect massive American IPA characteristics.
UXO (112) - CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear copper amber with two fingers of persistent fluffy head and moderate sticky lacing. Nose is grapefruit and floral hops, caramel malt. Taste leads out with caramel malt giving way to piney hops. Body is medium, with sustained carbonation and a bitter dry finish.
Surprisingly decent IPA for a pseudo-craft label like Sam Adams. The finish is a little on the harsh side, with a little saccharine sweetness, but fairly serviceable should you find yourself facing limited options.