taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, not a lot of head. Aroma is sappy pineapple with the taste being a pineapple and pine resin with a good dose of bitterness along for the ride. The finish is a malty smoothness with more bitter at the end.
Sigmund (6469) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is not mentioned on the can. Amber colour, large to moderate lasting white head. Lovely aroma of American hops, notes of citrus fruits, tropical fruits and spruce. Medium body. The flavour has moderate notes of grapefruit and spruce / pine, not extreme in any way. Very enjoyable.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1. Look – A medium to dark golden ale with a small head that dissolves very quickly.
2. Sniff – There is a strong malty aroma.
3. Sip – This is a bitter IPA. There is a big bitterness that is long lasting with a very subtle piney taste as well.
4. Another Look – This is a dark IPA. It loses some of its appeal the head dissolves and there is not much lacing either.
5. Evaluate - Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It is darker than most IPA’s and has a great malty taste with a bitter finish. I can’t wait to pick up a six-pack on my next trip to the liquor store. This IPA might become my new “go-to” IPA.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. Damn perfect canned IPA. Intense bitter balances well w/ sweet drinkability. Could be more complex in the palate & finish. Extra points for can & name.
ROGUE (2156) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. Pours a light amber color with a dense one inch head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is huge with big juicy grapefruit, hop resins, and fresh pine. The taste has some toffee and biscuit notes initially, which are quickly kicked by very bitter citric, grapefruit, and pine hop flavors that are strong. Bitterness lingers on your tongue for a long finnish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel has a medium body and medium carbonation with a resiny oily slickness. A nice hop bomb.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral and fruity aroma. The taste has also a rich flavoring with hints of fruit, flowers and caramel malt. The aftertaste is firmly bitter. Good but not my favorite type of IPA, a little too much caramel and grapefruit!
DutchDrebus (5506) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely deep dark orange colour. Smells hoppy, but not very fruity. Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, bitter - wow. Very bitter aftertaste, full body, great carbo. Bottle looks amazing.
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Says "Lip Up Fatty" on the side of the can, which though I have no idea what it means, is awesome. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Smell is caramelly malt, and lots of it, mixed with piney, grassy hops. A little too grassy/piney bitter in the taste, though the sweetness of the malt hides it a bit. The carbonation bites a bit much, and those hops linger on the back of the throat a looong time. Not my cup of tea as far as hop profile, and maybe a little too sweet. Decent though, and I think I’ll start saying "Lip Up Fatty" from now on.
high_on_hops (807) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden color with a short off-white head and a great hop and citrus aroma. Strong hop flavor with malt and a slightly citrus aftertaste. A great, well-rounded IPA.
Vignale (3202) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad med medelhögt skum. Grapesyltig doft. Ananas, passionsfrukt i början, sedan beskare grape, lätt, frisk och lite syrlig kropp (vete) och medelstor beska. Ingen wow-upplevelse, men en bra IPA.