berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo. Golden amber with a loose ceam head; the aroma is surprisingly malty; in the mouth there’s an immediate hit of strongly aromatic bitter hops over a body of well toasted grains; the finish is long with a metallic, herbal, edge to it. An attractive East Coast style IPA.
UXO (112) - CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with little to no head, spotty lacing. Nose is relatively light - pine, citrus, some caramel malt and floral notes. Taste is nicely balanced caramel malt sweetness and resiny hop bitterness, perhaps a little West Coast style dankness. Mouth feel is surprisingly light given the low carbonation and high ABV, with a lingering bitter finish.
Not bad at all. A decently robust IPA that would almost qualify as a West Coast DIPA, both in bittering and ABV. Speaking of ABV, there’s no overt signs of it in the flavour or the mouth feel - a little sneaky!
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at friend’s house. Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Aroma is mainly floral and pine. Taste follows the nose with hints of citrus added in. This just felt super fresh and lively. We’ve had multiple glasses from this keg and each was outstanding. Nothing flashy, but very drinkable.
Maxbier (139) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow with white head. Aroma is grassy hint o pine hop flavor. Slightly sweet straw malt flavor. Oniony grassy hop flavors through the finish. Very nice.
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a thinish head. Some lacing. Nose and taste are caramel malt and citrus hops.
Hvacsp716 (1) - North Tonawanda, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best IPA I have ever had! It has a great taste. At 7.2% abv you need to be careful.
umich03jm (1767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a gigantic foamy head that fades incredibly slowly. Looks like whipped cream on tap of the beer. Hate that in any beer but especially an IPA. Aroma is sugary fruit, flowers, and pine. Tastes pretty sweet with some mild bitterness. Lots of flowers, odd fruitiness, pine, and sugar candy. Not a fan.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn and bottled a couple of times. Your standard US-IPA, doesn’t really stand out to the rest.
kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a 12-pack IPA sampler. Little head, no lacing, and to clear for an IPA. But after the appearance, it got better. Smooth, low alcohol taste, little bitterness.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, hopfig fruchtig, bitter. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig hopfig, stark malzig.