Stew41 (1942) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 I find it a bit hard to meaningfully distinguish between US IPAs but this is a good as any I’ve had recently. Beautiful glowing orange in colour with a thin head. Nose shows plenty of fruit sweetness together with a harder hop note. Very clean. Plenty of punch in the palate but there’s a layer or herbal sweetness that never disappears. Drives the palate really well. Palate dries up on the finish as the resin hops become more noticable.
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22/10/10). Floral notes in the nose and some pine in there as well. Strongly hopped and very dry, lemony finish. Peppery/spicy palate.
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35 cl bottle from Voldby. Very slightly hazy amber with big foamy off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, grass, citrus, bitter and hops.
DarkSong (357) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a large white long lasting head. It has a very nice pine and lemon floral hop aroma. It has a strong but not overpowering hop bitterness which is nice but not overly complex. It tastes strongly of pine and grapefruit with some resin and grass. This is a very good IPA.
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear orange- amber beer.Good long lasting head.Smell strong hops,grass,herbs,tires.Taste bitter,light sweet,grass,bitter.Finish dry hoppy long lasting bitter.It is a nice beer but Not quite complicated and
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a 6 pack from the local liquor store. I head mixed reviews on this beer so i was anxious to try it. Aroma is very solid of hops and lemon. Taste is hoppy and very piney, almost straight pine tasting. A nice bitter aftertaste. Solid IPA.
jaghana (5524) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl from Mondial de la bière. A copper beer with medium head. Smell is hopy and lemony. Aroma is amazing, rich bitterness, some oily presence and round resin notes around the tong, with a very pleasant and rich malty character, a perfect IPA. Easy to drink, well perfumed, long aftertaste, refreshing very pleasant.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light, clear bronze body with a medium white top. Nose is grapefruit, kiwi and hints of strawberry. Taste is grassy hops, raspberry and kiwi, with some earthy tones in the background. This is a solidly crafted American IPA, and truly a archetypal representative of the genre. Not super great or anything, but certainly a good beer.
CBukowski (3) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mycket fin. Kanske lite söt för min smak men jättefin humlebeska! Härlig grumlig färg! Läcker etikett.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sierra Nevada, you have done well. Your IPA is pounced on by the taste of pepper flakes and mango. And man, that hop taste marinates on the tongue like a buoy of flavor. Dude, beer, you have not disappointed. The complexity here is intricate, unwavering, full of appropriate hubris. Getting smacked by the hand of this liquid demigod is a good love tap. To future cheers!