Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Nelson Wines, Merton. It pours clear golden yellow with a medium off-white head. The nose is floral, grass, dough, farmyard and a touch of pithy citrus. The taste is hay, strong floral, grass, wood, pithy citrus, light metal and nice hope-bite with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome, well balanced and very drinkable.
blackflag321 (386) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour to pint. One of a Beer Camp 12-pack that I enjoyed in deer camp. It says Floral in the name and it is the most flowery beer I can remember. Itís okay, but too floral for my taste.
Brewdork (145) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with thin white head. Strong floral hop aroma. Very nice hop flavor with lively mouthfeel and a clean finish. One of the best IPAs Iíve had in a while.
ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves reasonable lacing. Turkish delight, pine resin hops and some caramel malt make up the aroma. There is a touch of rose up front, which is overcome by pine and spice hops, moderated by a rosehip tea flavour. Caramel malt comes into the mid-palate, with rosewater appearing towards the finish. More pine hops appear at the finish, leaving a bitter aftertaste which is tempered by the sweetness of rosewater. This is a very interesting beer. The rosehips and petals are well-integrated, and serve as an excellent counterpoint to the bitterness of the hops. Itís a little strange, but very enjoyable.
JawVer (39) - - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden brown. Nice bitterness with good flavor. Highly recommend
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle of 2012 edition from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. A bright amber pour with a billowing white head; sweet ane enticing aroma, some resinous hops, but also light and floral; rich and full in the mouth with some intense hops that sting and burn, but are also full of flavours - nettles, honey, tropical fruit & turpentine. Certainly a beer to savour and enjoy slowly.
Fratto (2442) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Eastchase Specs. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, and honey. Taste is grainy, bitter, and lots of flowers.
Boutip (4286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some good retention. Aroma of floral hops with light citrus notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by nice floral hops notes with very limited bitterness notes and some subtle citrus notes. Malt backbone is quite discreet with a nice light sweet finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice IPA with limited bitterness and good level of hops.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours hazy deep golden, floaties, frothy off white head that mostly fades. Nose- sweet malts, pixie sticks, smarties, mint, floral hops, faint pine. Dug it. On the palate, somewhat creamy, mild bitterness with a fair amount esters as well. Quite sessionable and a pretty good beer. Reminds me of a Mikkeller hop series actually.
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Maris (848) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml bottle (2012 edition) on 9/1/2012. Pours a relatively clear, deep golden with a smallish head. has a lovely, big hoppy aroma with floral, fruit and pine notes. The flavour is bold but not too over the top, with bready and biscuity malt, honey, sweet citrus fruit (mandarin) balanced by a big, dry, lingering grapefruity bitterness, and a slight tart lemon sourness. Full bodied and nicely carbed. Another wonderful IPA from Sierra Nevada.