bjakk (397) - Skagafjordur, - 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.
Obfuscate (104) - Minneapolis, - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid offering from Samuel Adams. Pretty session able for an IPA. Nothing overpowering but you get the hops, bitterness, and dryness you expect in an IPA it just won’t blow you away, which is sometimes appropriate.
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6172-20140207] Bottle. Piney needle aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Mild grainy earth pine flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale amber-golden with a resilient pale beige head. Aroma is herbs, fruits, candies. Flavor is caramel, red candy and brown sugar. Finish is herbal, resinous, pine treeish, cedar treeish. Lingering pine and herbs. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation.
ochniczek (80) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. very dark orange colour, clear. medium whitehead, very good lacing. aroma of sweet tropical fruit - mango, pineapple. similar in taste, some fruity sweetness rather low, temporary bitterness. moderate carbonation
Partisn92 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The label says it doesn't overpower you with hops. But it tastes like somebody accidentally spilled the entire barrel of hops in the vat and called it an IPA. In fairness, it's not awful. Just very hoppy
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Oysteib (96) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Nice citrus aromas. Citrus taste, more specifically orange, with good bitternesd at the end.
Gbgbrouge (156) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, amber with medium creamy head. Aroma is kind of sweet with notes of fruit and syrup and pine. Taste is bitter but well balanced with a slightly sweet malt body, notes of caramel, dried fruit and resin. Light bitter finish.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This felt more like a summer IPA. Airy, light, lighter fruits with a good hop nose and finish.
espenra (884) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2014-06-01. It poured a copper colour with a medium big white head. Although it was well after the best before date the aroma is still massive hops, malts, pine and some dark caramel or toffee. Aroma is bitter. Lots of resin and pine. More malty than hoppy by now, but hops are noticable after a little while. Lingering aftertaste with notes of citrus and hops. Wish I had tried it when it was fresh.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
Part of the Harvest/Fall pack of 2012. An above average, if not fantastic IPA no matter how you slice it. Wonderful aroma, solid hop profile with a minimalistic approach to the malts, which I loved. The 2 bottles I had went pretty quick. This could stand up pretty well to some of the great IPA’s out there.