MattH (649) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strand Brewery. Tasted nice and fresh. Aroma of pine. Well balanced pine and caramel malt flavor.
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear, bright amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of pine, citrus, hint of stewed fruit, bit of earth/ash; rich flavour, slightly on the dry side
knickskicks (753) - - SEP 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour, dark brown head. Nose is pine, grapefruit, sweet malts. Taste is very malty, bitter hops, a touch of pine. Bitter astringent finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle picked up at Bevmo
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel, dusty and citrus. Taste is malty, grapefruit, caramel and pine resin
Decent. Good bitterness in the flavor but the aroma is sweet and dusty.
BlackHaddock (3905) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large sample on 14th July 2014 in The Clay Oven, Irvine Orange County during a beer and Indian food night. Poured a deep, clear amber with copper highlights, the head a tanned affair.
Grapefruit aromas with sweeter citrus notes also there, some maltiness too. The taste was also citrus in nature and again the grapefruit type content came through the most, tempered by the malts to produce a good, well balanced beer. A blend that I enjoyed, pity I only got one sample to try.
Barreras (1001) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light copper and caramel color.with a floral aroma. A citrus and pine flavored beer with a minor bitterness after the swallow. You can taste a freshly mowed grass flavor on the palate. An easy drinking IPA.
EdInSaltLake (658) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal hops... Stale-ish or something? And orange-y citrus character. A little malt flavor, and tangerine in the finish. Bitter finish/aftertaste.
Gription79 (2284) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle, thanks to Mike. This is the darkest IPA I have ever seen. The aroma has slight cardboard, citrus, pine. The flavor is restrained, cardboard, pine, citrus, juicy. I found this to be watery.
StefanSD (2156) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a really interesting reddish brown color with a medium beige head that has good retention. The aroma has pine, salted caramel, wet earth and something acidic. The taste is more straightforward than the aroma with assertive piney hops backed nicely by a nutty malt base. The palate was just a bit thin and the carbonation was lively. Finished somewhat disappointing. Overall: A bit harsh around the edges--needs refinement.
jgb9348 (4773) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper coloured body with a hint of a deep amber and orange glow with a two centimetre thick tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, resin, earth, caramel, malt and a decent amount of grapefruit. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy, herbal, piney and resinous hop flavours with a little woodsy and herbal notes more than the others near the end. Aftertaste shows a good blend of malt and hops, some alcohol and a very dry, herbal taste at the end, all with some caramel sweetness, but this is all about the hops. Overall,a good and rather earthy, floral and bitter IPA with a lot of caramel malt noticeable. Cool to try and a different take on the style, especially being in Southern California, I was surprised and happy to see a non-Southern California IPA! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from City Liqour House in San Diego, California on 08-June-2013 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of this great land on 07-October-2013.
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into ipa glass... clear dark red pour with thin white head..fruit aroma.. metallic hop taste... not bad.. just ok