Doofgoblin (470) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really tasty. Deep amber appearance with plenty of fruity hops. Is it me, or does it sort of smell like faint pineapple?The taste is very balanced with a deliciously sweet and complex malt with tons of bitter fruity hops. Finish is clean and refreshing (and bitter). Overall, great!
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in a trade. Very sweet, malty, heavily bitter, I like my IPAís a tad more fruity/dank. This is quite one-dimensionally sweet and bitter. Not bad but not really refreshing.
SG111 (668) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pacific Standard, Brooklyn. Pours pretty mahogany color, white head. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, orange, and a certain malt character that sets it apart from many IPAs but is hard to describe. Flavor is very malty for an IPA. Caramel notes, but prominent citrus and a slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
airrick2003 (757) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours with a large light tan head, the beer is a pretty clear nice amber color, almost ruby in color
Aroma: malty butter, some hop grass, dank
Taste: bitter, has a caramel malt sweetness to it that's backseat to the bitterness,
Palate: lively carbonation, medium mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste,
Overall: a solid ipa, could use more flavors from the hops, all I am getting is bitterness from the hops, the malt backbone is nice
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woodychevy (693) - - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pour at Mills River. Started with Saison Farmhouse so was hard to live up to that. Pours a clear orange, nice white head. Fresh hop notes are nice- more subdued than dried. Definite citrus but something off at the end. Slightly astringent. Seems like beer is being judged harshly for being subtle, but I think thatís the point. Fresh hops and all. Fresh tomato, sun dried tomato- different.
mrhopsbeertalk (253) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak at best... Iíve had this before and itís been much better. This years version is soft and malty. The aroma is vague, lemony but mostly dirty dishwater. The flavor is also vague, harsh and lacks any hop notes or bitterness
Aggiebob (448) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper coloring with a white head. The lacing is nice. Bitterness level is medium.
Aquilo (596) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is a mixed bag. Clear dark amber with a thick head and lovely lace. Aroma is floral shampoo. It smells nice, but I donít want to put it in my mouth. Flavor is dry and mild, just a little bit bitter. Medicinal aftertaste. Kinda weird, but not horrible.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nose is moderate lemon with a light tropical note. Faint malt sweetness, honey. Very clear pale orange. Taste is moderately tropical and immediately falls flat in the malt. Almost watery. Very thin. Too the point of being detrimental to the hops. Low bitterness. Overall the aroma kills but needs a bit more in the mouthfeel and hop flavor.
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Medium to dark brown. Grassy, piny nose, earthy hops, some grapefruit. Rich malt, a touch of caramel. Interesting and very drinkable beer. Did not blow me away with the NW-like hops I expected. Instead, more balanced, earthy show. Nice.