dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light hazy gold, medium white head, quite a bit of lace. very airy aroma of malt with perhaps a touch of citrus. flavor is musty malt and a strong, dry hop bitternes, and creamy notes. full bodied, pleasingly bitter hop finish that lingers. surprisingly mouth-filling, nicely bitter.
humanekt (1) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m fairly new to beer and am really enjoying figuring out what I like. It didn’t take long to discover that a strong hoppy, bitter taste topped my list. IPAs are my current passion and I haven’t found one (locally) that beats Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Finestkind IPA. It’s bright with delicious citrus notes, and a most pleasant bitter finish that lingers at the back of the throat and up into the sinuses. Exactly what I love! While I do like some of the double and triple IPAs that are out there, I find that they lose some of the ’bright’ character that I enjoy so much in this IPA.
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemony citrus aroma dominates this beer. Pours clear orange with great head and lacing. Finishes bitter and a little sour. Comes together well, though it’s all hops. Soft carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.
Thebullshornbar (53) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an enjoyable IPA with long bitter notes of citrus peel, most notably grapefruit but with hints of orange and lemon. The malt characteristic is light and accentuates the bitterness, giving this beer a rather dry finish. Overall this is a pretty standard if not more of a strongly bitter IPA.
bmacuc (10) - - MAR 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned so had to decant when pouring. Pours medium golden color with minimal head. Can't pick up any hops in aroma, smells more like a lager or pilsner. Light to medium body, not overly complex, slight citrus hop flavor with very dry finish. Tastes more like IPL than IPA to me.
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weronica (23) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fint skum. En grumlig öl. Doften magisk av smörkola. Och sedan i smaken som ger kola o grape toner
ConnyPetersson (42) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vacker skum som ligger kvar och en perfekt grummlighet i den varmt bärnstensfärgade ölen. Smörkola i näsan som sen kommer i smaken som sedan växer ut i grape.
berkshirejohn (4127) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Georgio’s, Billerica, MA. A hazy amber pour with lots of floaters and a thin cream head; malty aroma; citrus taste with a long grapefruit finish. A rather average IPA.
joejames (29) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy golden, unfiltered, yeast particles present. Nice 2 inch head with nice lacing. Nose is very floral, a little piney. Tastes of grapefruit, flowers and earth. Medium body. Very nice citrusy finish that dries in a minute with lingering bitterness. A winner!
gr8nhbrewer (11) - - MAR 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma big and floral hops that have a citrus note, long lasting clean off white head. The malt is supportive of the hops, but the hops are the showcase in this one.
mhenrylaw (3) - USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong hop flavour. Lacks some of the residual flavours seen in other iPas. Not a training wheels or intro to this style, but is a nice beer to spend an afternoon with