Vighals (1877) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys brun med hvitt skum. Frisk lukt av sitron, lime. Syrlig og søt sitrus, medium bitter og medium kullsyre
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful beer. Frothy head good lacing. Citrus and grass. Almost balanced. Light fruity notes. Sticky mouth feel. Fair ipa, I wish it was fresher.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour hazy blond, two finger white head.
Smell super big floral hops, sticky, pine needles
Taste bitter floral sticky hops
Mid body. Think Ruination may be easier to drink
Good if you are into being punched in the face with bitter hops, well done
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma of fresh hops. Taste is hop forward over a crisp ale without being overly bitter or strong on alcohol. I would say this sets the standard for what IPA should be judged from.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: large white head that diminishes rather quickly, great lacing, golden straw color, slightly cloudy. Aroma: orange zest, resin, grass, caramel, floral. Palate: light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Taste: slightly sweet, little bit of malts building up to the lasting bitterness that finishes through the taste with the slightest bit of metallic at the end. Overall, solid IPA, but not the best by Stone’s standards; just not balanced as well as maybe it should be.
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Porters. Pours amber, with a white patchy head. Very malty nose, toffee, caramel, hay etc and some yeast. Some lighter hops and pine in the background. Quite malty flavour, nice hoppy finish. Dry yeasty and malty finish, medium body and carbonation. I suspect this keg was neither the freshest nor the most recently tapped, because was not as good or as hoppy an IPA as I expected. Will have to rerate.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 On tap poured into a shaker. Very strong pine and resin aromas at the start with some subtle grapefruit and other citrus and tropical fruit aromas (maybe over ripe peach or apricot? ). Pours a clear golden color with a white head the subsides to a thin layer, but laces wonderfully. The tongue is hit by medium bodied beer with active carbonation and a heavy piney, resin citrus bitter flavor. A slight caramel sweetness peaks through the bitter about mid sip, but the pine bitterness returns at the finish and sticks around for the dry aftertaste that mellows after a short while.
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Hazy golden with small to medium white head. Hoppy is the only way to describe this beer.
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Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap to glass. Slightly hazy orange hue with white head. Aroma is orange, pine, citrus peel, spicy, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially followed by a big hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a great shelf IPA.
dagimp (815) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bar Liberte in Philly. Drank from the bottle. Pungent, dank aroma. Lots of citrus rind. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and slightly sticky. Taste is grapefruit rind all the way. Very bitter. Nothing subtle about this. Hops are the only thing going on with this beer. No pretext of balance, but that’s OK sometimes. Pretty decent and I’d drink again. But I wouldn’t drink often.