Theydon_Bois (5281) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Wilf’s Bar & Restaurant (by Amtrak), Portland 08/11/12.
Mid amber with a thin off white head.
Nose comprises light caramel malt tones, hops, some vegetal notes, a little citrus.
Tastes of bitter tropical fruits, caramel malt, touch of grapefruit, more maltiness, mineral tones.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation with a bitter hoppy finish.
Drinkable but not my kind of IPA - too malty.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy orange-amber with good, creamy, white head / Rich, malty, musty nose of citrus, caramel, and pine / Medium to full body, chewy and malty, moderate sweet and biting, nicely mellow though although drinking late November, with good bitter finish / Rich, thick flavors of orange, grapefruit, soap, chocolate, pine, and caramel, / Has the character, although not the abv, of a double, and especially enjoyed its mellow nature which I don’t know if has always been there or is because I am drinking in late November.
KyotoLefty (5573) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Cloudy, almost muddy brown. Lace. Nose of grass, pine, caramel, chocolate. Chocolate fudge and caramel malt falvor, grass, resins, big bitterness. Tasty and fun.
BMMillsy (962) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with light frothy head. Smells og straight pine. I can tell this is going to highlight bitter hops. Flavor is an explosion of pine cones and some grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, with a strong bite on the finish. Good IPA for those who like hop-forward brews.
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reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a golden amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and cereal grains with hints of caramel and some floral notes. Taste is a grapefruity hop bitterness with a light caramel and grainy malt backbone. Hops are definitely dominant and pleasant. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is probably one of my favorite IPA’s and hope to pick up some more in the near future.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Hazy caramel with creamy white head and decent lacing. Smells a little rubbery and a bit like strawberry muffins. Nice solid hoppy flavor with a bit of a peppery note. Nice note and decent hop finish.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Higgins, Portland.
Pours hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of grass, mild hoppy fruits and resin. Flavor of fruits, caramel, hops and hay. Nice hopped brew.
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the bottle from Tacoma Boys: Set up by a nose of cheerios and butterscotch, frothy head and tea water appearance, its bittersweet taste and filmy aftertaste make it acceptable. A sturdy six pack for a ball game.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. deeper copper brown, light pretty head. dry-caramel hops, english style and very malt forward. Dry flavoring hops add a twist. great finish.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pint glass. Golden towards copper color, transparent with a half inch of dirty white head.
Honey, wet malt, citrus and floral. In that order and a really nice blend.
Bitter early on and then it builds up all the way through the finish. Grapefruit dominates. This is all IPA. Interestingly mild at first, but your weak IPA fears are quickly put to bed within a half a second.
Light to medium bodied, crisp and clean. Light carbonation.
Absolutely solid IPA with no apologies. The smell and taste are tops.