Ibrew2or3 (7420) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with near white head. The aroma has some vague resiny hops, a bit of fruity raisin esteriness and then that house yeast nearly butterscotch note. The house yeast doesn’t work here for me. The taste is similar as I get hops that are vague and bitter and a bit resiny mixed with the house yeast buttered bread and butterscotch. Didn’t not really like this one. The yeast or maybe it is an off note, just doesn’t work.
Stoned99 (477) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473ml 3 months old can from SAQ. Aroma: caramel, tropical fruits, grapes, band-aid. App: hazy copper, small off white head. Taste and palate: medium body, resinous, watery, and crisp bitter finish. Overall: not really good but was expecting worst than that. Not enough fruity for my tastes and smells band-aid so much as it warms. oxidated? I’m not sure but this is definitively not so good. Should have drank it very cold even though it’s never suggested.
Ron (2950) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with twist off top?? I bought a pick 6 for my brother, but saw I needed this and switched it out. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt upfront, with grapefruit and pine. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with resinous hops . Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Minderbinder (2480) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden with high beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of resin, hops, caramel, citrus, fruits. Taste is of bitterness, citrus, caramel, fruits. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good. A tad malty. Nice fresh hops.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, courtesy of Ferris
Hazy light amber color. Nice caramel aroma, but there is an impression of oxidization. Dry, with too much cereal flavor, and too much chicory-like bitterness in the final, covering some timid hop resins.
mcberko (9205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL can, pours an opaque cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head. Nose is strong on the malts, with loads of caramel malt, harsh resinous hops, and some fairly prominent spiciness. Flavour is quite earthy and spicy in the hop department, a pretty pronounced fungal quality, some yeast, and dry caramel bready malt. Not a very cohesive or drinkable IPA. Quite a messy beer. Not so good.
Benzai (9913) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow to light orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts and mainly floral hops with a touch of fruityness. Tastes about the same: malts, floral, floral hops, lightly fruity, a hint of overripe fruit and a medium to firm bitterness. Decent body, medium carbonation.
jb (2480) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Contrary to the description, this really struck me as an EPA. Malt and caramel dominated, with some hops to balance things off. Okay. Bottle from Bob.
RickReallyBrew (66) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This indeed a spicy tasting, hoppy IPA. I like it very much! Not quite as malty as some high gravity IPAs, but maltier than many. It’s red in color. On vacation in Martha’s Vineyard and drinking local brews.
Borresteijn (5317) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Bottle from www.Clear golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of resin, lots of caramel, cookie, vanilla biscuits, some citrus, light herbal, floral. Flavour is relatively sweet, biscuits, caramel, resin, some citrus, floral, light perfumy, firm resinous bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice clear copper with a thin head. True to the English style, lots a malt in the aroma. The flavor has some caramel and a good amount of hops. Pretty well balanced. Finishes very crisp and dry.