bagalagalaga (111) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hoppy bitterness is somehow on top of an excessively sweet fruity base. It just clashes too much for me to really be a great beer. I might change my mind if I try it again, was just not in the mood for a sweet beer.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden-copper, with just a thin but resilient head. The character of this beer can be summed up as "earthy" ... a dirty, English-style aroma a contrast to the lighter color ... the flavor rife with pine forest, with a hint of caramel sugar. Me like. (#5627, 8/21/2014)
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a cloudy orange/amber color with a moderate off whit head. Aroma is of biscuity malts, hops are light, floral notes, light citrus peel and some spicy notes. Taste is clean, citrus, floral spicy hops, crackers, light dough and biscuit. Solid for an English style IPA.
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours bright gold and a little hazy. Milder nose because it’s very cold. Taste starts off malty then goes to a bitter hop bite. Malt thickness on the end. Solid.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg and cask samples at Schlafly (cuz that’s how I roll). Light amber pour with a small head. Nose is very sweet. Marmalade and caramel, butterscotch. Taste is pretty heavy. Sweet and fat marmalade and caramel, slight herbal accent. Oily, full. Ok.
Jabic (420) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Mossy, slight black tea - notes of wood and some clean cracker malt.
Ap: Orange and hazy - medium white head with good retention, leaves some lacing, suds, and a patchy cap of foam.
T: Solid toasted malt, but fairly low sweetness - hops are lemon and wood bark - bitterness is high, clean up front but leaves a bit of a tannic finish - esters are pineapple and pear - some minerality, fairly crisp.
P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Nice English IPA - solid malt backbone without much sweetness or caramel - hops are bright and bitterness is firm.
monkeychugg55 (857) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy goled orange with a lot of tiny floaties. The aroma has eatthy pepper and lemony citrus notes. The flavor adds sweet malt but retains the same hop character. Nice if you like English hops, which I do.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Simply put, I enjoy this a lot more than the last few years of XIPA. It has a much cleaner and lighter malt presence and a crisper and more citrus hops presence. More like the very old version of XIPA than the recent ones.
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... RBSG 2014... Clear amber pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a malty, floral melange of toffee, citrus blossoms, white and pink peppercorns, and honey. Full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is dominated by a shit-ton of tannic and metallic hop bitterness. Unlike the aroma, there is no sign of residual sugar or maltiness here. A lengthy, bitter finish leaves me with a slightly buttery aftertaste.
solidfunk (3892) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrusy with enough malt to make a decent backbone. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some pine in here. Tap at Black Squirrel.
RussianDragon (445) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Whole Foods. Pours a clear deep golden with active sudsy head that settled to thin lacing. Aroma is mild: faint hops and citrus with lemon notes. Flavor is solid IPA with hops and tropical fruit, pineapple noticeably. Active carbonation, medium bodied, sweet finish. Nicely done.