beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i try to be as objectional about english ipa’s as possible, and most american english-style ipa’s are really good up front, its the second half of the pint that gets a little annoying. once your palate gets used to the hops, its the malts that start to get that sickly sweet, almost nutrisweet flavor that is in no way appetizing or satisfying, it just tastes artificial.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at the Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Golden amber colour with a mostly diminishing off-white head. Toasty and fruity aroma with pine notes. Biscuit and bread flavours with a grapefruit and light piny bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly juicy, firm mouthfeel. Straightforward IPA.
19Ei8hty (1166) - 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.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle. Nice, unfiltered look. Taste really didn’t do it for me on this one. Aggressively earthy to the point of dirt, mild grapefruit, malt got totally lost. Not nearly well balanced enough to be truly enjoyed.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, it is hoppy. Not sure they put the hops to best use. More out-of-control bitterness dampened slightly by the faint malt character.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy orange yellow color with thick white lacing. Floral aroma with a slight grapefruit feel. Medium mouthful with a lingering floral hop feel. Good cooler weather beer.
BiddleBrau (1047) - 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.
matthewjk (1002) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle to glass - Spicy and dry are the two deScriptors here. Quite nice.
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can. Pours a pale yellow with a nice white head. Nose is pine, with undercurrents of citrus and malt. Taste is moderately bitter. Decent IPA.
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jmm635 (954) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden in color with a lasting white head. Hoppy aroma. Pretty generic. Medium body, short finish. Forgettable.