mathieuc (928) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Bottled 2012-12-13 so, eh, old. Pours a clear light golden with a fine white head that leaves some intense lacing. Aroma is really nice with mangoes and other tropical fruits dominating. Taste is sweet but not too much with a nice medium level of bitterness. Flavors are light caramel, perfume and flowers. Mouthfeel is nice and oily, body is light and refreshing. Overall a nice one and one that I would like to have as fresh as possible.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best ipa’s ever. Pour is yellow to amber with a med white lingering head. Aroma is just so pleasing full of fruit like pineapple and orange. Hop profile is so unquie never had ipa with this profile before almost like pineapple juice even the non hop lovers mite enjoy.
SlovakSniper (2754) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Une IPA obtenue via Biéropholie. La bouteille qui a déjà quelques mois derrière la cravate. Un liquide qui a plutôt belle mine avec sa robe dorée et sa tête mousseuse qui laisse une belle dentelle. Au nez, des ananas et des agrumes dans une sauce mielleuse faite de céréales pâles et de céréales de blé. Au goût, une salade de fruits tropicaux et/ou exotiques qui trempent dans un sirop malté peu sucré. En bouche, un liquide au corps plutôt arrondi avec un pétillement modéré et une texture huileuse à souhait. En finale, une dose de houblons fruités et floraux qui permettent une amertume infiltrée par certains sucres. Tout compte fait, une bière qui n’est pas au sommet de sa forme mais qui est savoureuse. Vivement une pinte bien fraîche lors de ma prochaine fin de semaine à Maplewood, cette ville-dortoir que je ne visiterai jamais.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy golden/light orange with white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is piney, citrusy, some malts. Taste is very piney, some citrus, lighht caramel and a some sweet malts (without being too sweet), finish is semi-dry with a medium bitterness. Medium body and medium carb. This one was bottled in december but i can say that its still better than lots of ipas out there. Sure it is past its prime but you can definitly tell that it must be really good fresh. Now need to find fresher ones..
Minderbinder (1530) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very pale blond with low-medium white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of fruits (tropical), malt, alcohol, old socks. Taste is of pine, fruits (mango), bitterness, resin. Palate: Ligth body. Good balance. Overall: Good, hoppy, fruity. Bottle not very fresh, but still pretty decent.
tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium easy to revive white head and good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, malt, pine and dank hops. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with citrus, malt/caramel, pine, onion and light alcohol. Medium body. Moderately dry. Moderate carbonation. This is a good IPA, unfortunately the aromatic hops have faded a bit in this one. Thirst quenching.
LKay (103) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light color, decent IPA. Nice summer beer with a grapefruit and floral accent.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating from bottle: Pours a deep clean golden hue with a lasting fluffy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of mango, grapefruit, pine, resiny, onion, and catty esters along with some pale biscuity and slight caramel malts. The taste is hop forward but only a bit, sharp aggressive bitterness and fruity overtones layered over a bed of grains. Some dankness occurs as it warms as does some hop spice notes. The mouth feel is biting at first but smooth overall, a tad metallic. I like this enough to have no issue finishing off the sixer minus the one bottle I sent to Hopscotch.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear yellow ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is virtually bursting with juicy citrus and tropical fruits. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with busy carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is spicy – clove – with a medley of citrus rinds and lightly-roasted grains. Crisp, perfectly-balance, semi-dry finish. Bottle generously provided by BBB63!
AndyReynolds (807) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better beers by Schafly. I really wanted to hate it, since most of their beer is so ehh, but this was pretty damn good. Worth picking up.