Rodriguez (340) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An IPA with a subtle aroma, itís piney, citrusy-sweet, malty, and lightly floral, in flavor too. Bitterness is well balanced. It is not a great IPA, but it is a perfect choice if you go somewhere there isnít any better options.
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Claims to be a west coast IPA, not totally sure I agree. Smells somewhat hoppy and citrus. Tastes much the same. Disclaimer this is a surprisingly good shower beer though. That being said, there is nothing special at all about this beer. I find found this beer to be decent.
I had this from a bottle.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is damn impressive at three fingers high, with a shade thatís barely off-white. Annoyingly, retention is quite good. The sudsy texture leaves behind some soapy lacing on the glass.
S: Eh, kind of disappointing. Or maybe not, considering who makes it (look Sam Adams, I think you make some good beers, just not good IPAs!) I mainly get the SA house character, but beneath that is where the hops lie. Theyíre slightly citrusy, slightly herbaceous, and slightly piny, and thatís about it.
T: I only get a significant hop flavor on the back end, and itís mostly herbal/piny rather than the citrus/tropical fruits I tend to love in the style. The front end brings a flavor very typical of the Sam Adams house character, along with a goodly amount of malts. Itís also very peppery. All in all, it drinks like a slightly hoppier version of a typical Sam Adams ale, and that ainít a compliment.
M: This feels too heavy on the palate, which I tend not to like out of my IPAs. Nor is it dry enough. It goes down okay, given its moderate carbonation levels, but a west-coast IPA should be effortless. This just isnít, at all.
O: This is the closest thing to a good IPA Sam Adams has made. Sadly, it isnít quite a good IPA - much less a good íwest coastí IPA - as the hops are too mild and the malts are too strong yet undefined. Come to think about it, it isnít much better than Latitude 48 was. I donít need to have it again, as there are far better ways to get my IPA fix.
bigda83 (816) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty clear yellow. Aroma was very mild citrus. Taste actually had good notes of grapefruit, lemon, and mango in it along with some pine. Would have liked a more pronounced aroma, but it wasnít a bad beer.
LKT1983 (112) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Still not an IPA fan, and this didnít change that. A solid, introductory IPA for the beginner, but nothing a real hop head will be impressed with.
SK0RL0RD (9) - Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little aroma. Pours golden with a decent head. A bit hoppy, but no lingering bitterness. Clean.
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zvikar (4129) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours yellow to orange clear with a nice head, aroma is fresh with mango, pineapple, herbs, flavor is bitter with mango, tangerine, medium bodied, easy to drink.
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle light golden color. Aromas of citrus and malt. Taste is clean with a nice mouth feel of grapefruit and an after taste of hop.
Farmbeer (2) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Taste like malt liquor and IPA mixed. It is about the only IPA in the gas stations around here. Barely drinkable.
fdomig (811) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Aroma is malty, citrus, light coffee. A clear golden color with a huge but fast decreasing white head. A nice bitter and light sweet taste. A good dryness, soft carbonation some malty after taste. Very nice IPA.