rohash (47) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I picked this up for $20 on sale. After seeing the rating and reviews I wasnít expecting much but surprise, this is a rather pleasant beer. Like others have noted, itís a little on the tame side as far as hoppiness for an IPA but thereís definitely some nice hop flavor in there. The malt profile is nice, not too sweet but slightly sweet. Thereís nothing bad about this beer. Itís well rounded, hoppy enough for hopheads to enjoy but tame enough to share with non hophead friends.
ComradeK (1032) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Floral and stewed fruit hops mix with wholemeal bread and mild caramel malt to create the aroma. Floral and berry hops up front give way to wholemeal bread and slight caramel notes in the mid-palate, with spice and floral hops in the finish. The use of Fuggles makes this feel like a bitter that has simply had the hops turned up, probably much like the original IPAs would have been. Itís an interesting concept, although there are more exciting IPAs out there.
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - pours gold with a white head. Not a lot of hops on the aroma, more caramel malt. Dry taste across the palate. Not really an IPA.
Fluxing (295) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kolor jasnobursztynowy, lekko opalizujace. Piana bardzo obfita, ale bardzo szybko redukuje sie do cienkiej warstwy, ktora utrzymuje sie przez caly czas picia, minimalnie oblepia szklo. W aromacie intensywny przypalony karmel polaczony z calkiem intensywnym aromatem angielskiego chmielu w wydaniu slodkich owocow i migdalow, z tylu przebija lekki kwasek, typowy zapach ulepkowatego ESB. W smaku cale szczescie nie jest juz tak mulaco jak w aromacie, ale i tak jest dosc mdle, karmelowe, tostowe, melanoidynowe, lekko przypalone, z majaczaca gdzies w tle nuta gorzkiej czekolady, do tego lekki metal i podwyzszona kwasnosc, ale na szczescie nie sa one na tyle przytlaczajace, aby uniemozliwialy picie. W smaku polpelne, dosc slodkie, gladkie i sliskie. Wysycenie niskie. Lekkie rozgrzewanie alkoholowe po przelknieciu. Goryczka niska, absolutnie nie kontruje karmelowej slodyczy tego piwa, lekko lodygowa, owocowa i migdalowa.
dliberto (159) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is comprised of lemon-lime, citrus, and hay. The lemon-lime flavor seems off, seems like the malt overpowers the fuggles. Medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation and a slightly sticky mouth feel. Some bitterness is attached to this beer.
MichaelAwesome (4100) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne shared with McTapps. Hoppy start with some citrus fruits and bit spruce. Dry and bitter finish with some grassy moments and earthy background. Not a bad one but I expected lot more.
McTapps (4100) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a light amber.copper colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of mild hops and spruce. Taste of mild hops, light wheat, bread, spruce, mild citrus fruits and herbs. Easy drinkable and not that bad but also nothing special.
DoctorHop (12) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
hay, grass, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter, OK ipa nice and bitter aftertaste not so much floral and fruity notes you get in other American ipa ok but not brilliant
whoisghost (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautiful rich copper colour with a creamy off white head. Lacing sticks around. Smells stale. A little hoppy but nothing great at all. Tastes grainy and harsh, not a great beer. Palate Is watery and thin. I would have thought I had an off bottle if it werenít for the previous ratings.
mmill527 (75) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just because it says I P A in big bold print on the bottle doesnít make it a real india pale ale. Ok beer, but no sir... it ainít an IPA.
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute.
There was some light lacing here and there in no intricate fashion as it just kind of went all over the place.
The smell had some light citrus hops that were over top of some English malts. Obvious soapiness is slightly there.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts and the hops.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still slightly subdued as well.
Overall, this beer was decent as an English IPA that I could down again.