yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright pour with a fluffy head. Aroma has a ton of pine and citrus hops. Flavor is very bitter. A bit balanced with caramel malts and bread with lingering citrus hops.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum. Now that Iíve read the descriptions, I guess I get it now. Still, to me this isnít really an IPA. Pours a nice looking orangey-gold, nose of light hops and quite bready. Taste is much of the same, not a whole lot of hop character or bitterness, some grassy EKG notes, but mostly quite malty and bready. Expecting an IPA, I was severely let down. Meh.
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had a glass on draft at Against the Grain last night. Poured a rich orange hue with a thick, longstanding white head. Strong hop aroma, which is echoed in the beerís taste. Also contains notes of orange. Sweet and a bit earthy, the Bengali is lovely and rewarding to drink.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at SD. Pours a slightly hazy orange vistalite with a creamy off white head. Aroma of tangy citrus and floral hops. Taste of tangy citrus, floral hops and bread dough malts. Hoppy.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RnH: tap: one of the better IPAís Iíve had, very well balanced! A slighty cloudy, copper/ amber pour... strong aromas. Nutty/ earthy with strong tones of young sugars/ fruits... noticeable hops on the nose. The taste is again very well balanced; the bitter hops are brought together with fruity sugar and wheat tones.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 On tap at Rattle íNí Hum (NYC): Pours a bright orange, hazy shade, and tastes of peaches, hops, and citrus. The flavor is a little of a let-down compared to its bountiful aroma. All in all, I like it- Iíll remember this one. #076 on 17072009, DG.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely crafted IPA. The nose is mainly citrus hops, with a little caramel malt in there. The Appearance is red/orange, true to the style, white foam. The flavor is a much more central mix of citrus bitter and caramel sweet, with the bittering just barely winning out. Perfect. The finish heads over entirely toward the citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very nicely crafted.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with head that leaves lacing (but I really only got the lacing because the bartender poured it without any head). Sugary and fruity hops aroma. As one expects with IPAs, hops should dominate and this beer does not dissapoint in that regard. The hops are more on the citrus side of things than they are on the piny side of things, but that doesnít stop this beer from exhibiting an array of earthy undertones. Unlike some IPAs, this one doesnít really leave that bitter aftertaste, or at least it didnít for me. Overall, really smooth and really drinkable and makes no compromises with flavor.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Khyber in Philly. Iíve been waiting to try a Sixpoint, so I guess this was my last chance in a while given that I am on my way to Cali for the next couple years! Pours gold-amber with a white, average head. Aroma has immediate soapy-piney notes, followed by something sweeter reminiscent of bubble gum. Flavor initiates with soap and soft caramel malt, building with bitterness towards a touch of citrus, then ending in mild bitterness. Perhaps the most distinct feature of this IPA is its soft and buttery palate. It is, with little question, like feeling a skin-softening soap work in your mouth. Overall this was a solid IPA, but the flavors didnít blend as well as Iíd hoped.
malrubius (1516) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half growler from DeCicco Ardsley. Hazy caramel with lasting head and lace. Mild piney hop and yeast aroma. Caramel and peachy pineapple fruit and medium English bitter dry finish. Medium body and nice soft texture. Nicely made. One of the better English style IPAs Iíve had, which probably ranks it below most of the American style ones. Nice enough, though.