Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Copper amber with a nice tan head. Floral and fruity aroma with some caramel malts. Flavor has a ton of bitter hops but very little flavor, actually. A bit of fruit and floral with a light maltiness. The finish is almost annoyingly bitter since it seems like it comes out of no where. A decent brew but I wouldn’t do two of these.
Re-rate from bottle. Much better than the previous pint I had. The citrus and hops flavor really comes though in the bottle. A bit of pine, also. Very bitter finish. Rating reflects the bottle version.
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Heads (as North Island - IPA). Cloudy amber - white head. Peachy, fruity, sweetness, nice bitterness, grape fruity, lively hiph hoppy, toasted, medium malty, citrus, lemon. Nice.
thebeertourist (4935) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub, sapporo. Hazy copper with a creamy, everlasting offwhite head. Wonderful grassy and citrussy hop aroma, very lemony and fresh. No hops saved for this one, rich grassy and citrussy hop flavours that are unusually fresh and savoury. One of the best IPAs I have tested, accomplished with an ABV of only 7%. Impressive freshness of the hops.
KyotoLefty (6829) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Bottle at the brewery.
Dark amber color, strong hop aroma, with full amber/caramel malt. Great malt character, rich and full. Fruity with buttery edge, great hops. Great balance: very rich and very hoppy. Long hop and amber malt finish that turns into a long burning hop sensation. Dark fruits throughout. Excellent.
TimE (3466) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly straight foward dark amber IPA. Grapefruit upfront, caramel in the support role, though it gives fairly weak support. IPA for begginners.