574deadzone (1042) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 16 oz. can (my first canned craft) into a tulip. Good-looking orange-amber with a fluffy off-white head. Nose includes mostly piney hops, some citrus underneath, a little hay, and caramel. Taste is interesting...the sweetness and bitterness hit at different points throughout the sip. Palate is fairly thin with a crisp, lingering bitter finish. Not a lot of "oomph," but as an English style IPA, that makes sense. I still dig the big northwest-style hops more, though, so this isn’t my thing. <<update>> Slim can, and from what I heard, reformulated (some citra in there I believe). Pours a hazy orange-golden with a thicker beige head that settles to a thick ring/film and leaves some delicate soapy and spotty lace. Nose involves pine, apricot, honey, some citrus pith, some toasted malt. Fairly sweet, pretty bitter. Lighter- medium bodied, creamy, pretty active, with a lengthy drying hoppy finish. I would say an improvement over the previous version. Remains drinkable, but has more for the American IPA fan. Still, it doesn’t push into "amazing" territory.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. The hop aroma finishes with a malt kick. Appearance was a cloudy amber with a decent head that disappeared. Zero lacing. The light to medium palate had a round sticky textured finish. The taste was at first a sweet hop with an almost honey note that then revealed itself to have a touch of malt molasses. The taste fell flat at the end with a very dull muted aftertaste. There was a general "watery" feel to the palate that really threw me off. By the end of the glass, I ended up not really favoring this beer due to the "watery" experience.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by rsully
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, opaque and wheaty looking. No real smell. Super hoppy, almost overpowering, then mellows to a sweet, malty aftertaste.
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 (6470) - 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 (1928) - 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 (3735) - 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 (2256) - 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 (1522) - 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 (1485) - 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.