cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Small, frothy, white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, orange body. Moderate sweet and light bitter flavor. Medium palate.
EHSRanders (1754) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet bitter flavor. Oily palate.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, peach, grapefruit and grass. Flavour is caramel, peach, citrus, grapefruit, grass and pine.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Island Hoppin IPA
Brewery: Virgin Islands Ale Co Ltd
Date: March 04, 2011
Source: Trader Joe’s
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of fruity citrus character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light bready character, nice and fruity, balancing hops, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (BB 03/2012)
Amber color, good beige head. Orange peel, rye bread, pine apple in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Bready, hoppy flavor, some fruityness. Pineapple, lychee. Standard.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks Papsoe!). Golden colour, mediumsuzed beige head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild grassy and toffeeish notes. Flavour is sweet malts, fruity and nectary
ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting beer. Hazy golden color, with a white head. Aromas of pine/spruce hops, and some citrus. Tastes of pine/spruce/floral hops, lemon/lime citrus, and some touches of cedar wood. Dry tasting, bittersweet finish. Not bad, just a bit underwhelming. The cedar flavor is neat though.
OleR (4770) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bottle @RBNAG-11. Clear, deep amber. Low off-white head. Discreet aroma of sweet caramelly malts and light fruity and minty hops. Heavily sweet and light peppery malt flavor. Solid bitterness. Light fruity hop flavor. Oily mouthfeel, bordering on sticky. Over the top sweet ending.
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmm I’ve never seen this before and from the Virgin Islands what the hell. Best by 8/2012
Pours a medium copper color with a dense white head
that slowly dissipates to a cap and leaves decent lace on the way down. Smells IPA-ish citrus and sweet caramel malts with emphasis on malt. Taste is mostly caramel, butterscotch and bready malt with a smattering of citrus and earthy hops. Medium thin body with a moderate, level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Mediocre at best and damn you Shipyard for tricking me into buying another one of your beers.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head. Clear amber body. Resiny strawy grainy aroma with earthy plasticky notes. Dry-sweet earthy strawy resiny taste with grassy oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish grassy strawy fruity aftertaste. Nice and drinkable. (Bottle shared at RBNAG-11.)