Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Jeremy for bringing it over! Nice floral nose, smooth and mild beginning. Nice intense pine, round and smooth-sweetish body. Very smooth. The bitterness appears only in the far end with a rough but still fitting aroma. Fruits, oranges, pine. Nice summer-flavours in the fruits. Long and intense fruity-piney aftertaste with not too much sweetness, but highly drinkable. Round and great intense brew! For 7% this beer is great - not too sweet, easy to drink and full of aroma!
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: My cousin Sam
Purchased: N/A; Received July 24, 2015
Consumed: July 29, 2015
Poured a honey, orange, hazy color with three fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Just a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good circular, layered, spiderweb lacing on the sides. Average-to-above average retention on the top. (Sight - 4.13)
Great first whiff of orange blossom, followed by peach, apricot, nectarine, Citra, floral, tangerine, orange zest, Cascade, Mosaic and caramel. (Smell - 4.25)
Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but very solid and reminding me almost more of a pale ale initially. Then got some heavy bitterness, going back to an IPA. Got bitter orange blossom, pine, Citra, red grapefruit rind and floral.
(Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Overall this was a really good IPA. I feel like I could have changed a few ratings here and there, but I’d love to have it again. (Overall - 3.88)
3.92 88 B+
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Happy Gnome. Good complex bitterness. Good drinkability. Let it room warm. Fuller mouthfeel.
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery in Minneapolis. Dark gold color with off-white head and substantial lacing. Grain and grass aroma with some orange-citrus notes.
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ineedbeer (1771) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle.
Aroma is very hop forward with a ton of grapefruit and some lighter pine. Light caramel malt and medium light pale malt. Some other citrus notes and a bit of dank resin.
Pours a very clear copper orange with a good sized, fairly thick head that exhibits really nice retention and lacing as it slowly recedes. This might be the most clear IPA I have ever had. Medium small legs.
Flavor is assertively hoppy with a nice grapefruit and pine character and quite a high bitterness. Some light pale malt notes with medium light caramel. I don’t normally like caramel malt in my IPAs, but it works when the hop character is so grapefruit and pine forward. Hints of alcohol in the finish. Some lingering bitterness, pine and grapefruit with hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice IPA in the more classic West Coast style, but not like the more modern, dry, fruity versions. Easy drinking and well made.
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery into pint glass. St. Louis park
Pours golden hazy with white head. Aroma is citrus and pine, toasted malts. Pretty nice. Bitter taste, not too much though. Body is medium. Finish is bitter and clean.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Pours hazy orange, white head. Aroma’s citrus malt, taste is bitter, not overly anything hop but nice enough.
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Chewy orange fruit nose. Flavor is much stickier though with lots of pine and resin. Finish is pretty sweet with pine and resin again. Pretty aggressive.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Happy Gnome. Light amber pour with a modest white head. Slightly hot caramel and tropical fruit salad. This ain’t no session IPA. Citrus, honey. Some booziness. Taste is pretty well balanced. Chewy caramel malt, slight booze. Strong pine and tropical melon fruits. Singed grass bitterness. Medium body, soft carb. Solid.
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass darkest amber orange with a 2 inch white head.
Aroma is grassy straw.
Flavor was at first rather mild for an exclaimed bold IPA. As it warmed the strength increased with a lemony grass bang. Finish is bitter with more than expected sweetness. Carbonated very well with a medium body to the tongue. Won’t go out of my way to purchase again but if offered to consume at a bottle share---yes.