Brigadier (2890) - 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.
Oldmanriver (23) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Taps in Atlanta, Ga.
Pine and citrus. A little silky before finishing dry. Not much malt and a bit thin. Easy to drink and bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bcgil_beer (1) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice smooth IPA. Nicely balanced. Poured from 12 oz bottle into Dogfish IPA glass. Very good beer.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, orange, taste is very bitter and hoppy.
rdixon77 (645) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA. Gold body. Aroma is citrus and pine. Body is light malts with more citrus hops. Some floral presence from dry hopping. Drinkable body. Good stuff.
ibrubeer (81) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hop aroma. Nice golden color. Nice floral flavor. Medium bodied. Overall, a very drinkable IPA!
rangerred (897) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger off-white head. Lacing is just so-so but head retention is very nice with really a solid cap all the way through.
Aroma is full of earthy hops with pine and tree bark. Deep toffee and caramel notes along with a bit of spiciness. Perhaps just a touch of orange.
The flavor really screams English IPA to me in that there is much more malt character and none of the tropical fruit normally associated with American IPA’s. Earthy hops complimented by a healthy dose of caramel and toffee from the malt. Bitterness is very high throughout with a mouthfeel that is slightly watery leaving a very light lingering sweetness.
Overall, there really aren’t any flaws with this beer but it just doesn’t do it for me. I prefer fruitier IPA’s in general but this one just seems to be lacking a bit. Decent but not outstanding.
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy deep gold/orange body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of orange, caramel malts, toasted grain. Hints of grapefruit, citrus, peach. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Malt sweetness nicely balanced with bittering hops, but not so much bitterness that you can’t taste hop flavors. Nice to be drinking an ipa that’s not a resin bomb.
Lutz2jm (78) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA. Great appearance. Delicious hop flavor. You cannot go wrong with this beer. A even balance between pine and citrus.
spdwhat (3) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing too fancy going on here, just a clean and smooth taste. Higher abv is very sneaky, could see this as an amazing session beer.
CPH2200 (281) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Amber golden with medium head. Very bitter and dry, a little boozy. Oily mouthfeel. Dry aftertaste.