BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear deep gold with a medium white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is subtle citrus and floral. Tastes bright then quickly bitter with a long slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
bkurtz (749) - PERU - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden with an average white head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, and pine. Nice balance of sweet with bitter and a finish that brings it all together. Nice IPA.
teromous (31) - - AUG 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bottle has a tick mark on NOV 2014 as an "Enjoy By" date.
Appearance: Crystal clear body (with the exception of being the color of burnished gold) with a fluffy white head that leaves lacing.
Aroma: It has a strong aroma of citrus, specifically grapefruit. It has a lovely aroma.
Taste: Right off the bat I would say that this doesn’t strike me as a "West Coast Style" IPA as the label states. I am immediately met with a very very lightly bitter grapefruit flavor that is pushed out of the way by a light bready malt flavor. Unfortunately even the malt flavor is very mild. The hop flavor is not fresh, inviting, or even uninviting for that matter. The hop flavor seems very flat and that backs up a flat bitterness. Having two flat tires isn’t going to get you anywhere.
Palate: The palate on this is poor. There isn’t much bitterness to wake up the palate. It finishes fairly wet which even further exacerbates the lack of apparent bitterness.
Overall: It really wasn’t that great of a drinking experience. It left much to be desired in bitterness and flavor. It felt way to watered down and mellow. I wouldn’t recommend it and I wouldn’t buy it again. This rebel won’t win any wars...
Duhast500 (413) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.
The color is a clear light copper with a thin white head with a touch of lacing left on the glass.
The smell is slightly hoppy with a pilsner malt aroma that tickles my nose a bit.
The taste has a nice light pop of hops to get things started. A nice citrus fruit flavor comes out to meet the tongue with a light malt that is different then expected bringing in a barely taste that gives this beer it’s own identity as an IPA.
There is a crisp feel to this beer that is unlike most IPAs. It has a hoppy flavor but does not carry the same bitterness that digs into the palette and does not wear away. This beer has a light feel and a very drinkable feel.
mikerominiecki (6) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Eh, it was a bit too bitter for me. You can definitely taste the pine, which is nice.
theisti (3217) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle at Logan’s Roadhouse in Overland Park, Kansas. The pour ia s mostly clear golden yellow with a one inch white foamy head. The aroma is resin, bright, mix of citrus and pine. The taste is the resin hop along with some citrus, clean bitter and a bit of cracker malt. The palate is light to medium bodied with active carbonation and a clean dry soft bitter finish. Solid.
PigMine (31) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s a great brew! Date is notched on the label, so I know it is fresh. It is grapefruit and citrus on the smell, taste follows. Not a full body like many west coasts, but it is an excellent IPA. It is fully sessionable, and halfway through a session the lacing forms, and the simplicity of the brew comes through. Simple malt bill with a full hop bill. This is a really nice, mellow IPA. More like an American pale ale, in fact reminds me some of Dale’s pale ale.
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No smell. Not a lot of flavor for an IPA. pretty mild. Strongest flavor is an astringent bitterness. Slightly lemony, black pepper. Pale, not great. bland.
KyotoLefty (6322) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Citrus and pine hops, medium maltiness with a bit of caramel but not much. Grapefruit. Straightforward and drinkable. Not exactly West Coast IMO.
BlackHaddock (3642) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11th July 2014 sees me on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, the women folk are shopping and I am thirsty, so the only option is the ’Village Pub’, the trendy, expensive and foodie place on the main drag. In here the tap selection is truly crap for a beer hunter, so I had this after a Samuel Adams ’Summer Ale’. I prefered this. Clear golden pour with a white lasting head that produced some good lacing. Hoppy and bitter, thirst quenching with a citrusy backbone. Crisp and tangy, one of the best beers I have had from the Boston Beer Company, not that I have had that many.
Mikebov (5) - Grandville, USA - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty average ipa. not bad but not great. smells of pine. decent carbonation. meh