kramer (5178) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty typical of a hoppy Shipyard beer, loads of sweet caramel and crystal malt, but at least there’s a fair amount of citrusy hops in here. Still, not really a great combo for the style as far as my tastes go. The flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma, tons of awful crystal malt dominating the flavor. I hate heavy crystal malt in an IPA. A decently bitter and citrusy hoppiness, but no matter how many hops they dumped in here, it can’t make up for a poor malt bill. Medium bodied, sticky and clingy, fizzy carbonation. Pretty bad IPA based on what I like.
Hkrivera (146) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad IPA, but the IBU's are not felt as a true IPA should be. Refreshing, not that bitter.
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Ferris (5280) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Caramel malts and light earthy hops. Clear copper with a rich white head. Caramel, pine and light bitterness. Nice and mellow, quite drinkable.
DuffMan (7148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (and not long ago, from a Supercan as well). Hazy copper with amber highlights. Caramel malt dominates with some citrus hops flirting on the palate, but not enough hoppy aromatics to make me happy. A rather minimalist IPA.
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-15-14-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a two finger head of an off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a grapefruit citrus hop, mixed with some tropical fruit aromas of tangerine and mango, giving a nice fruity aroma to the brew. Along with these smells are some cracker smells as well as a bit of a grassy and earthy smell, which mix with the fruity aromas to produce a quite nice smelling IPA overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather drier bready flavor mixed with a bit of a grassy and earthy hop as well as some flavors of a tropical fruit nature. The tropical fruits are heaviest of a tangerine flavor with a bit of a papaya and mango mixed within. The sweet flavors decrease as the flavor advances with some light caramel taking their place. With the transitioning of the sweet, so too comes some changes with the hop flavors. While some grassy and earthy hop are present upfront, these are lost rather quickly at the expense of a moderately bitter grapefruit taste. The grapefruit really dominates the end of the taste profile, with it leaving a rather bitter citrus flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A bit more carbonation may have been nice for the big blast of unbalanced grapefruit citrus hop that hits the tongue at the end of the taste, but while this may be so, the nice chewiness was good for upholding all the more subtle flavors at the front of the taste, producing an overall decent feel for the flavors of the brew.
Overall – A decent IPA overall with a mostly grapefruit citrus taste that seems to linger far after the beer has been swallowed. Nothing super fantastic, but still rather easy drinking and likely deserving of a better rating then most give ( at least in my interpretation of the brew).
andrewturba (1118) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper with a medium sized dense white head and some lace. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, floral and caramel malts. Flavour is citrus, grapefruit, resin, tropical fruits, floral, mild sweet caramel, medium lingering bitterness and a mild-med dry finish.
pintbypint (2730) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown bottle. Lightly hazy orange coloured brew, small creamy white cap. The nose has orange and grapefruit hops.Taste has a bit of caramel, grapefuit and orange peels - pretty fresh and zesty. Bitter finish, lingering grapefruit and citrus peels. A simple IPA, pretty good overall, an easy drinker.
OsuStu (88) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. A hazy amber with a thick frothy white head. Citrus and bready aroma. Lightly bitter with some fruit like apricots or plums. Sticky.
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, screw-top. Nose of caramel, dough, flowers, pine, spice, earth, impressive! Hazy orange-copper with a soapy beige head. Taste lightly sharp with acidity, some alcohol bursting through; metallic with flat and lightly rubbery malt, cracker and earth, caramel and medium bitterness. Lightly sweet, heavy pine, full body very heavy. Very heavy, and a little depressing, and while not exactly dirty, certainly not inviting enough to overcome its darker elements.
mnurda (1164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned sample at Bier Market in Erobicoke. Pours copper. Light head. Very hoppy. Enjotable
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