Odyn (265) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic dark amber color with a full frothy head. Bouquet of a mix of hops and some malt right from the beginning. Not as hoppy as a lot of IPAs. Good balance and more drinkable than I was expecting. Tastes more German than English.
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 (1203) - 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 (590) - 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 (336) - 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 (111) - 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.
Darkmagus82 (441) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-16-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice amber color with a massive red tinged head. The head has fantastic retention and last a very long time, but does eventually fade leaving wonderful lacing.
Smell – A sweet aroma of tangerine and some malt meet the nose. These are mixed with aromas of grapefruit hop as well as floral and pine hop notes.
Taste – The taste begins of a lighted roast malt flavor with a good bready base. It starts dry with a light pine hop flavor. The pine increases more toward the middle of the taste with some light notes of citrus hop coming to the tongue. At the end the citrus and pine loose strength as more earthy and grassy flavors come to the tongue taking the taste to its end.
Mouthfeel – The body is just above average with the carbonation level being average. The medium body and higher carbonation are quite fitting for the medium level of hopiness and drier flavors of this IPA.
Overall - A good drinking drier IPA. More subtle in the hop flavors then many IPA, but is has a nice grassy and earthy hop flavor in the end.