kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear dark amber with some white foam. Pear, pineapple and some citrus aroma, bitter, paper, candy and hops in the mouth. Medium body, fizzy, unpleasant bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet bonus IPA from a recent trade, thank you. The 12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin gold hues and small off white head. The aroma offers up a nice pine hoppiness mixing with muted yet malt sweetened tangelo and a touch of toffee. I like the level of pine but something else there isn’t mingling too well. I think I’m getting a bit of earthy hops and toffee too. The taste is similar with some pleasing bitter pine hops that are deepened by some sweet malts and a light amount of citrus hoppiness. The hops maintain a nice hop bitterness all the way through into the finish but also deliver a moderate level of hop flavor to keep it interesting. Darn nice IPA.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Nice aroma of floral, citric and slightly piney hops and hints of cookies. Later whiffs reveal some graininess. Bitter hoppy flavor with only very light caramelly sweetness. Medium-bodied. A bit one-dimensional, but quite enjoyable and quaffable.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good IPA for a brewery I never heard of.................................
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to DedicatedToFun. Pours a clear gold with a smaller white head. Decent lace. Nose is toffee, butterscotch, caramel candies. Taste is spritzy, bitter, soap, no off flavors, muted toffee/caramel. Very suddy, soapy mouthfeel with heavier bitterness. Not bad.
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tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy brass with small off white head. The aroma is grapefruit, apricot, canteloupe, and some buttered toast. The flavor is focused on the Cascade hops with a little bit of melon and soap in there with it. It has a sort of tannic, black tea feel with the crystal malts. Finish is moderately dry. Drinkable, but not exceptional.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light copper body with moderate effervescence. Medium off white head. Powerful citrus notes with some light sweetness. Malt backbone of toasted bread and light caramel. Really impressed with the hop choice and usage. Ripe, fresh citrus character dominates without it being tart or astringent. Big lemongrass component with a touch of pine and maybe some herbal hints. Quite impressed with this one.
BiddleBrau (829) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From BOtM club. Golden color, slightly hazy, nice looking frothy white head. Faint citrus floral pine aroma. Hops right up front but finish is very earthy and green and grassy. Malt is fairly subdued. The start of the flavor is pretty promising but the finish is not crisp. The overall approach to this IPA is on the lighter side.
Atom (1118) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, tropical, with a slight spice. Taste of caramel malt with citrus, pine and a nice hoppy spice. Decent.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish color with a white foamy head. Aroma is lightly hopped, some spice and pine. A bit old smelling. Flavor is bitter hops, earth and some faint pine. Finishes bitter.