ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade, retaining itself decently. Lots of lacing on the glass, too.
S: There’s a nice amount of mango, papaya, grapefruit, and herbs on the nose, with enough malt to balance. I love the Simcoe-forward nature of this one. Develops an onion-y note after warming up, and that’s a good thing.
T: Again, this really showcases Simcoe hops well. It starts with some mild, unsweetened tropical fruits, before it develops a strong piny, herbal tone near the finish and aftertaste. The finishing bitterness might put some off, but who cares?! Give me more.
M: No annoying syrupy linger or overdone malt sweetness here, yet at the same time, it’s not wrecking the palate with bitter dryness. As such, it’s nicely crisp, not to mention superbly drinkable.
O: This might be my favorite pine-forward IPA to date. It kind of reminds me of Troegs Perpetual IPA with its crisp finish and Simcoe-heavy nature, which is always a good thing.
MacNJ (30) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 The appearance is one weakness with a watery head and a cloudy, unfiltered pour. However, the nose is fully hopped, and the taste matches it’s sniff. Very hoppy. Solid IPA. Cheers!
Patrickctenchi (5791) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, golden-yellow with a short, slick, off-white head.
Grapefruit, orange, lemon peel scent.
Juicy citrus taste, grapefruit, orange......
Plenty of steady, peel bitter.
This is a very nice one....tingly and tasty.
lbianchi66 (294) - FRANCE - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe dorée et opaque. Peu de mousse. Faibles arômes d?écorce d?agrumes et résines. Goût biscuit et marmelade. Final fruits confits. Plutôt courte en bouche.Une IPA correcte.
Ahuth (248) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. To be fair my had some floaters in it so the appearance was not so great. However the taste was a nice bold hops. Dry after has a fruity orangy hops taste. Not much piney hops but very good IPA.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Throw in from a trade with gregwilsonstl. Pours a golden amber color with big fizzy head. Aromas of fruit and citrus peel and some piney notes. Flavors of tropical fruits and some piney hops.
Jow (3272) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home late night. Yellow orange beer one finger head. Nose is tropical fruits and pine. Tastes of pine, resin, juicy fruit gum, banana, florals, light vanilla notes. Sweet fruity finish. Palate is creamy with hints of bitterness.
bubblehouse (1207) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good ipa. Descent aroma and a good hoppy flavor. Labor day beer drinking is good.
beer_rookie (332) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange, maybe honey color. Very thick, but one finger head. It’s very cloudy. Lots of lacing.
Aroma is incredible. Very piney. Very hoppy. Very citrusy. Also, a little mint. Smells like an IPA should.
Taste follows the nose. This is quite bitter. Very hoppy. Very citrusy. What more can I say?
Mouthfeel is medium. It’s soft carbonation. The bitterness makes it a little less drinkable. It’s finishes a little bitter. The high abv is not so noticeable.
Overall, if you like IPAs, then you should seek this out. It’s very good. I really don’t have anything more to add.
sawbuck (601) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of hops, some pine, and fresh grass. Mild orange color with an off white head. Rich sweet malt up front with some nice backbone. Resinous pine bitterness filters in and intensifies through finish. Slightly slick mouth feel. Finish is slightly heavy on bitterness but pleasant. Solid
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love a palate-eroding blast of resin as much as the next hophead, but sometimes I want an IPA that makes me marvel at its smoothness and complexity. Enter American IPA. It’s no slouch with bitterness at 65 IBU and you’ll definitely notice the dank grass and wet pine notes from the American hops. You’ll also notice how skillfully the caramel malt platform tames the citrus tones into juiciness and accents the floral character. Here’s to hoping I come across Schlafly Tasmanian IPA. Soon.