ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy dark copper color. The head is quite good; a one finger off-yellow shade thatís very creamy looking. It retains acceptably, but not amazingly. Still, it does leave nice specks of lacing on the glass.
S: At first whiff, it seems like an IPA heavy in both caramel and pine (which arenít always my bag), but this seems to have something else to set it apart from the pack. Maybe itís the fact that grapefruit notes are fairly distinct here, or maybe itís the fact that this has some nice fruit esters to them. All I know is that I really like the aroma.
T: The first thing I notice is a bit of caramel and toffee, right up until the hops take over. The hop profile is more piny/floral than grapefruity. I swear the finish is almost like grape jelly in a way. This is probably the calling card of this brew - the fruit esters, when they pop up, are fantastic. And after a while, I even note some peanut butter flavors on the back end...thatís right, folks, this beer kind of tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This is a solid, complex, yet unexceptional IPA otherwise; but damn. I canít tell if the PB&J flavors are an awesome feature or Iím going insane.
M: A bit thick in body, with the carbonation giving it a bit more coarseness than I would like. Once that calms down, it becomes *very* soft for an IPA. Good drinkability, but it could also be drier.
O: Iíll take any chance I can get to try this beer, so naturally I had to take a shot on a can that wasnít spectacularly fresh. At first, it struck me as just another IPA; after a while, its depth (and unusual yet pleasing notes) really start to impress me. If I ever see this again, Iíll gladly give it a second chance.
SG111 (980) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Burger Burger, mall of America. Pours deep amber, copper, clear. Large frothy head. Aroma is orange, pineapple, caramel malt, bright citrus notes and a mild dankness. Flavor is orange, hoppy, pine, grapefruit. pronounced malt backbone. Fairly bitter finish. Reminds me of two hearted. An excellent staple for a brewery.
Mtnrd (1) - Washington, USA - APR 21, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There are a lot of IPA in Seattle. Not me of them are as good as this. Smooth (for IPA), citrusy, light sweetness. If youíre not drinking a blonde this summer, drink this! With or without food!
ibrubeer (259) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Masu, Mall of America, MSP. Nice herbal hoppy aroma. Dark amber color with thin white head, nice lacing. Pleasant bitterness, well balanced with a malty flavor. Med bodied. Very nice IPA.
Sledutah (6545) - Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taste of Mill City Tavern
Clear dark golden with medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and grassy. Flavor is fruity, grapefruit and pine
A tasty IPA
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller bar, Aarhus. Clear bronze pour with a large off white head. Notes of dank hops, caramel, smoke, grains and vanilla. Dull...
Klimaet (1324) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours clear dark orange with a small offwhite head. Aromas of floral earthy hops, citrussy, grapefruit, malty sweetness.
Taste is bitter, malty sweet, earthy grassy hops, piney, heavy citrus peel bitterness.
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - Amber pour with small off white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and malty, some tangerine, peachy and grapefruit notes, piney herbal hoppy, toffeeish and caramel sweetness coming in, bitter hoppy finish.
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DandyWolfFloyd (983) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - oiled pine hops, citrus (lemony quality), floral hops and caramel malt.
Appearance - the body is a slightly hazed mahogany body. The head is around 1 1/2" and settles slowly. Some wispy lacing.
Taste - has a light caramel body with the whole gamut of hops. Citrus, floral, pungent, pine, and herbaceous hops. The citrus qualities have a touch of lemon and grapefruit.
Palate - medium body, slightly oily texture, average carbonation, bitter finish that is medium in length. Soaks the center of the tongue.
bleeng (1651) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours light yellow with some head. Nice milder hop nose that really hits home though when you drink it. Thick and chewy this is a solid IPA.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Take this one with a grain of salt, because it was canned on 02/17/2015. The pour is a deep amber color with a thin cap of off white head that falls down pretty quick to a film leaving some solid lace. The aroma is incredibly malty. There is a sweet caramel thing happening. All of the hops are done and gone, that's for sure. The malt is strong. The flavor is again very malty. There is a little bitterness that I'm not too crazy about. It's definitely past its prime. The mouth feel is heavy, and the carbonation is a little softer. This one is an interesting glass of liquid. The aftertaste has a little bitterness with it, but for the most part it's just an absolute malt bomb that got lost in the year old debacle. Ugh.
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