superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/2/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, wood, plum, pear, apple, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, wood, plum, pear, apple, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange peel, wood, pepper, pine, plum, pear, apple, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish from bitterness. Some mild but acceptable levels of diacetyl present in the aromas and flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English IPA style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This was a bit fruitier than I’d prefer, but was not horribly off balance either. A nicely enjoyable offering.
patricks110 (2409) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A terrible IPA but a good beer after a long day. Pours a darker golden amber with a thin off white head, splotchy lacing. The nose is off with light spicy and biscuity malts, a pinch of leaves and mild grass. Earthy and very mild with a unique fruit hop punch. Bitterness is moderate but well balanced. Apples, pear, plum?
jsnicholas (513) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Dark orange with little to no head by the time it reached the table. Nothing really stood out for me other than the bitterness from the beginning to the end. After my taste bud had been killed which took about 1/2 pint, it was drinkable but nothing I need to drink again.
alex_leit (2013) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml. Amber color with excellent foam. Aroma: floral, fruity (grapes), earthy and pine, light malty. Taste: fresh sweet-sour fruits (pear), good hop bitterness, dry finish, good balance and drinkability.
markducommun (875) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly clouded yellow, white head. Earthy, lightly dank nose. Predominantly bitter. Lighter body, some oiliness. Medium finish. Fine. Fuggle-forward IPA is an interesting choice.
joejames (471) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours amber, one finger quick slightly off white head. Little lace, no retention. Aroma of caramel and herbs. Taste is sweet, lightly earthy bitter. Light bodied, lively carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes earthy bitter and dry. Tasting notes of herbs, grass, caramel and pear. This drinks more like an English bitter than an IPA. Different but drinkable.
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
copper pour with thin off white head. there’s a orange, floral, and sour dough aroma. flavors of bread, grass, grapefruit, and lemon. nothing spectacular but enjoyable overall.
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour, quick white head. Nose is malt, hint of hops. Bitter. Middle is medium malt backbone and hop flowers. Finish is dry and bitter. Pretty good.
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy orange. Has a malty, caramel and orange aroma. Taste is malty with caramel and fruits with citrus hops. A dry aftertaste.
Idiosynkrasie (6301) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small, frothy, fading, minimally lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma, minimally floral, a touch of apple, gooseberry, grainy, biscuity background. Taste is minimally sweet malty, slightly fruity and floral hoppy, a touch of gooseberry, apple, diluted plum wine. Old school, British, boring.