streve (105) - Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can. Pour is a gorgeous amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Aroma is mild of pine, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is delicious with a strong bitterness up that stick around through the finish and sticks after. Light to medium bodies. Notes of caramel, orange and citrus. Pretty damn good. Canned IPA’s are becoming more popular. I like.
zacgillbanks (2800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from The Punch Bowl pub, York. Golden coloured with a melon, pineapple and passion fruity flavour followed by toffee, pine and orange blossom on the finish. Superb!
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.4.2014. Hazy orange, quite lasting dense head. Fresh fruits, citrus, exotic fruits in nose. Carbonated, medium bodied. Exotic sweet fruits turning into crips hops and long dry finish. Also pineapple, great.
Lunkie (1507) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt herbal spice malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
atatum1234 (11) - Rogers, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a redish orange color with thin, no lave head. Nose is very citrus fruits and grass heavy. There are hops and orange peel on second smell. Taste is dry and finishes bitter. It pulls moisture from the tongue, leaving almost a refreshing aftertaste. Grass, apricot, hops. A solid offering for sure.
reberiii (392) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty nice IPA, it just combines hops that you don?t necessarily expect. It?s a bit more biscuit than say a Stone IPA. Big grapefruit, soda carb, soapy lacing, slight ice cream hop.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Rather clear light amber appearance. Caramel and resinous hops throughout. Leafy. Medium to full bodied. Dry finish. Flawless.
Nisse666 (4669) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Östersunds Maltfestival 2015-02-28 Östersund
AR: old buttery, pine, very dried tropical fruits
AP: coppery body, wee transparent white head
F: syrup sugary, dried tropical fruity, pine, a bit hollow feeling
solidfunk (4775) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, well-balanced IPA. Good citrus, and some decent malt backbone. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at some bar in D.C. after a concert the other day.
DrunkSanta410 (414) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a coppery orange, lacy white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, toast and caramel malts. Taste is lightly floral, citrusy hops. Lots of caramel, toasty malts. I can appreciate the balance, but I’m more of a fan of west coast style IPAs. Medium heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Good for a change of pace with IPAs, but not going to become one of my go to IPAs
TH28 (186) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Appearance: Crystal clear golden with a moderate white foam head.
Aroma: Typical citrus and resinous hop, with a bit of herbal, earthy notes.
Taste: Rich crystal malt sweetness with a sharp but balanced bitterness. Malt base makes this beer more balanced than a typical American IPA.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly higher than a typical IPA, with moderate carbonation.
Finish: Well balanced malt/bitter finish that leaves more of a citrusy/herbal finish than true bitterness.
Overall: This beer seems to be a balance of American and English IPAs. Citrus and pine resin aromas dominate, but overall shows the balance and finish of an English IPA. Has more malt character than a west coast IPA that leads to a well rounded IPA