notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA by any standards - and when I say "standards," I mean the the expectations of both east and west coast hop heads - this one has the hop kick in the mouth that most folks from the west side expect, but it has the chewy, bready malt backbone that most east coast IPAs seem to offer more of - I had this on draught at the brewery, and I must say that I’ve never seen so many floaties in a draught beer before - I think this contributed a great deal to the excellent, balancing malt character, adding just a touch of fruity esters on top of the bread and caramel flavors - very nice.
rentonj7 (78) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with quickly fading head that leaves lasting lacing. Floral hops and biscuit malts on nose. Gentle pine and orange notes balance with caramel malts. Long clean finish that slowly turns from sweet to bitter. It doesn’t stand out for any one characteristic, but is a perfectly balanced english IPA with no weaknesses.
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slimline can. Pours copper color. Aroma of floral. Taste of citrus, floral, grass...Wonderfully balanced IPA! One of all time favorites! Glad I found this gem!
PartyFowle (314) - - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Murky, tarnished copper. One finger of orange-white foam bubbles away quickly. Nose: orange peel, wet grass, lavender, honey, caramelized sugars. Good malt sweetness matched with floral hop bitterness in the flavor. Apricot, biscuits, orange juice. The seesaw is just a bit lower on the bitter side. Very high carbonation -- almost too high. Medium-light body. Light, watery. Works with the beer, though.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml slimline can, as Sixpoint Bengali, at the Prince of Wales (JDW), Cardiff. ABV was 6.5%. Orange colour, moderate white head. Distinct aroma of American hops, notes of orange marmalade and pine. Hoppy flavour too, some sweetness but not too much, notes of orange peel and pine / resin.
FunkyF (283) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burk på bishop örebro. Rödbrun med vitt skum. Fruktig och kryddig doft. Maltig med en del beska.
rejtable (1597) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from winooski bev. Pours dark gold with limited head and striped lacing. Nose is pine and fresh grapefruit. Flavours are grapefruit, nice light sweet malt backing, resin, maybe some peach. Taste mad bitter light sweet. Medium body, somewhat silky with a medium lasting bitterness.
Bov (10180) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Mich Gfeller; canned - very clear dark golden beer with a persistent white foam; resiney hoppiness with notes of quince and apples; light chewy and full-bodied; very bitter, dry and long hoppy finish with more piney notes, caramel, raisns and quince as well - clean, fresh and very good
Vestlake (192) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can pour. Aroma is resinous hop with a bit of earthy notes. Taste is well balanced between some malt sweetness with a sharp bitterness. Overall this is a great IPA. The malts balance out the piney hops just right.
gregerik (13) - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piwo z puszki 355ml w JDW ’Globe’ Kings Lynn, podane w szklance typu tulip. Barwa pomarańczowa, piana drobno pęcherzykowa, utrzymuje się do końca, pięknie oblepia szkło. Intensywne aromaty cytrusowe i żywiczne, w smaku grejpfrut i mandarynki. Mocna goryczka dobrze zbalansowana słodowością. Wygląd, zapach i smak tego piwo świetnie się uzupełniają.
Slaktmasken (64) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can labeled only "Bengali". Nice and hoppy, just the way i like’em. Nice offwhite head. Tastes like an IPA shold taste.