TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So. my first thought is that I’m going to compare Ethos IPA to my local legend Surly Furious. Both come in 16oz cans. Price point between the two is negligible. Both have pretty high IBUs while maintaining a reasonable ABV. Surly: 99/6.2% Ethos 110/6.7% That is about as far as the comparison goes. Ethos could be described as decent to good...Surly is world class. First and foremost Ethos is a hop bomb. There is no pretense of balance here. West Coast my ass, there are hopheads out there in the heartland. On the lighter side of the classic IPA amber color with a light, thin white head. The aroma stands tall with dank earthy, tropical fruit and apricot hop notes. Initial tasting provides lots of grapefruit, and citrus tang but falls apart fairly quickly. The carbonation is light. Surprisingly at 110 IBUs the bitterness is not as assertive as one would expect. The mouthfeel could best be described as thin and lacking depth. While tasty, this is very much one note and not nearly as refreshing as I had hoped. This did get better as it warmed a bit, a little more sweetness came through but this brew still lacked "completeness" In the crowded world of IPAs this falls into the pedestrian side of the equation.
gyllenbock (4877) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can bought in the US by a colleague. (thansk Wolff)
Clear light amber with a medium fluffy white head. Fresh aroma of resin, grapefruit, some pineapple and biscuits. Similar taste. On the sweet side and with a bitter finish.
Barnoloid (222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well executed IPA. Big citrus hops with a fairly extensive malt backbone. Little grassy. Enjoyable, was bought in a mixed pack of cans from this brewery, who make very solid beers.
BOSSbrewer (1725) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home. Pours orange Amber with two fingers of lingering head. Aroma is floral and pine resin. Nice flavor is overbearing. Very bitter. Tastes like dish soap. Not really a pleasant drink. Medium bodied.
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Bobblehead (37) - Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can, hazy copper, tan foam. Floral, citrus, hop aroma. Smooth palate, subtle bitterness, long finish. Good beer.
bierkoning (10401) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. pale amber color. Grapefruit in the piney grassy aroma. Some malty, nutty notes next to the massive grassy citric hopbitterness. Grassy, earthy citric finish with peppermint. Firmly hopped, delicious IPA.
GreatDane1632 (415) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16oz can into an imperial pint glass -- Towering two to three finger width head that lingers. A translucent yellow/gold. The aroma is booze, pine, and grass, not as prominent as I was expecting. Flavor is malt sweetness then hop bitterness, pine, faint lemon. A really nice IPA that leaves a decent amount of lacing as you drink. I will enjoy drinking my four-pack.
dmac (4097) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz tall boy from jcwatts at the battleship tasting. Poured a clear honey amber body with a tight frothy off white head. Aroma of rotting oranges, lemons, fresh citrus, wet toast and honey sweetness. Flavor of dry citrus rinds, medium toast, yellow grapefruits. Medium/full body with average to stronger carbonation and a dry lingering aftertaste. Good stuff.
JK (4527) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dry and bitter. Grapefruit aroma and dry hop and malt flavor, with a dry, grassy finish. Light copper color. Like drinking grapefruit juice.
ibrubeer (114) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ MCI Marriott. Nice hoppy aroma. Orange color with a little white head. Taste is more citrus, with a little pine in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, appropriate. Better than average IPA.
Benzai (8585) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Can @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Judyvv. Hazy medium dark orange color, full sized a bit rough off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, grassy hops, slightly hay, fruit hops, some pine and resin. Taste malts, hops, grassy hops, bitter hops, bitter, again pine and resin. Average to medium body, medium carbonation.