Brigadier (3205) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
Clean, simple, and full of flavor. This is what an IPA should be like. While the ABV is a bit too high to call it sessionable or a lawnmower beer it does not wear down the palate with an aggressive assault that makes it tiresome after one glass. Thanks to tastybeer for the bottle.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich pillowy head builds to fill the pint glass before slowly collapsing in on itself. When it does a bronze transparent base appears. Marmalade, orange, and creamsicle brighten the air with the addition of citrusy hops. Inviting and light it offers the hop head promises of a great time.
Flavor / Palate - Resiny hops cling to the corners of the palate. Marmalade and grass sparkle in the throat. A moderate rosy finish dries up after providing a refreshing touch. This is a fine example of what an IPA can be when it does not try to go over the top.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at flying saucer Nashville from notes. Very juicy, loads of grapefruit and orange citrus dominate.
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of pine, grass, citrus, light resin. Taste is the same.
adasko (886) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
W aromacie trawa, sosna. Piwo lekko opalizujące, barwa bursztynowa. Niska piana, ładny lacing. W smaku początkowo dość słodko, nawet cukierkowo, ale zaraz potem pojawiają się nuty trawiaste, potem goryczka. Goryczka dość krótka, zostaje na chwile w posmaku. Ogólnie piwo bardzo dobre.
Lowe1983 (1377) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and citrus and pine hops. Flavor is strong of the caramel malts with a slightly bitter finish from the citrus hops. Pretty well blended.
tectactoe (3084) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Golden-straw color, mild haziness with a slightly off-white cap on top; big, bubbly, creamy. Aroma full of perfume, white pepper spice, rose petals, heavy floral notes, earth, & mild citrus peel with a twinge of sugar cookie sweetness. Flavor is heavily peppery, ashy, floral, & earthy. Lots of perfume, too. Tastes like lots of English hops were used (even though that’s not the case). Hints of alcohol peak through. Finishes herbal with earthy, spicy hops, must, & bready-biscuit malt. Decent IPA, a little strange, though.
Theydon_Bois (12125) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15.
Golden amber with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is bitter orange, citric peel, straw, juicy hop notes.
Taste comprises light grapefruit, hops, straw, melon, bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness evident.
Underdogs88 (259) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma smells like a blend of caramel and citrus, piney hops. Appearance is light gold with an average sized white head. Flavor has notes of piney hop with caramel malt flavor with bread notes. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, this IPA needs more hop flavor and aroma. Also, the caramel notes conflict with the hop aroma and flavor.
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vipinvelp (2691) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange, small off-white lacing foam head. Strong hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Nice IPA. (Atlanta 201505)
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep blonde (almost a little orange) with a quick off-white head and a potent floral nose. The hops never hold back on the flavor, almost to the point of being a little too much for the relatively moderate gravity, though it’s generally balanced and certainly a good beer.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dominate IPA. Boom. Comes through with the kick and has great amount of hops. Light color.