BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-tinged bronze, with decent flush head. Sharply metallic grapefruit note punctures the olfactory sense. Some dankness also makes itself known. The body leans toward the thin side and is decidedly bitter and tinctured with ripe, wet grapefruit. A deeply bitter, one-note IPA, that is more for the grapefruit lovers and Greyhound drinkers. Far too astringent for me.
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 473 ml
Aroma: pleasant proper hop approach, clean with slight spicy hop notes (British?). touch of citrus , orange peel with supporting malt aromas. 7+
Appearance: hazed amber with medium lighter white top. 3-
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Woody, leafy hop character. Some peppers, hint of butterscotch. Dry substantial black tea feel with citrus at finish. Tasty brew.
r464 (1916) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange in color with a whitish head. Hoppy aroma. Definite hops in the flavor with hints of fruit, citrus zest, and a tad bit of spice. A bit sweet.
nearbeer (3676) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at Anthony’s, Harrisburg. Aroma is earthy resin, citrus and caramel. Flavor is the same, and becomes a bit one-dimensional with the resin about halfway through the glass. Light-medium body is lightly tingly and watery.
Maverick34 (2213) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, forgot that I haven’t rate this one yet. Pours a clear orangey browns, light toffee and malts and then steady hops.
arkurzynski (1502) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can courtesy of ChairMissing. Deep orange with a slight haze. Very fluffy, solid foam, likely from the abundance of hops. Skunky, grassy pine hops and a solid crystal/caramel malt in the aroma. Sticky pine tar and mild citrus hops with very little malt coming through, which is a bit surprising considering the aroma. Very residual bitterness, almost astringent and quite dry due to the amount of hops. Just not overly balanced, and semi-one-dimensional.
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bengali pours the color of its namesakes fur, and like the tiger, this kitty has claws. Sorting a thick fluffy mane, it leaves it mark with some of the thickest lacing I’ve seen. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and spice are prevalent. nice light malty backbone adds a bit of sweetness before the clawed hops rip your palate up. Deeply bitter with a long tail, Bengali is no beginner IPA. Drink it with a rich food that can stand up to the attack.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, slightly clear great copper and light amber coloured body with a bit of a orange glow and a perfect sized, two centimetre tall off-white head - this looks like a perfect IPA. Aroma of pungent and resiny piney and grapefruit hops with a bit of a caramel malt nose and some tropical fruit smells as well. Medium-bodied; Nice biting hop note at first with the grapefruit and slightly floral hop flavours coming out with a good malt backbone and some lighter tropical and fruitier tastes finishing it out. Aftertaste shows a touch of bitterness, not that much for the style, however and some sweet flavours - but not much complexity here or any bitterness that lasts. Overall, a very nice looking and smelling IPA, but after that, it goes down just a bit - still a class beer available in a can from New York, but not yet on the level of Michigan’s or the West Coast IPAs. I sampled this 16 ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 06-January-2012.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Drank from can cant comment on color. Very good smell and tastes. caramel, bread, resin, spruce, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter, long finish, VERY nice flavors that work well with each other. Im not a huge hope head but with the sweetness mixed with the bitterness I could finish a four pack off no problem well maybe a bit tipsy but so good really want more its like a good snack mix a bit salty with sweet keeps you coming back for more. Ive skipped this beer over way to many time but now Im a fan of it cant wait to try some of their other beers.
agl108 (784) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz. can, IPA rating #100. Poured hazy orange with thin ring of head. Appears almost flat. Slightly sweet nose. Flavor is somewhat bready with very subtle tones of citrus and floral notes. Thin on the palate. ABV surprisingly over 8%. Unremarkable beer, would not revisit.