yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and crisp fruity hoppy. Grapefruity, light pine and mild peachy hoppy. Bitter and smooth fruity finish.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at GABF 2008-
Clear amber coloured with a meidum sized white head.
Hoppy aroma of caramel with dusty notes.
Hoppy flavour of grape fruits and grass.
omhper (18346) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks jjpm74! Cloudy dark amber, explosive lively head. Flowery lychee aroma. Rather sweet withh sparkling mouthfeel, notes of yeast and resin. Overcarbonation leads to a very spritzy mouthfeel and a seemingly light body. Lots of orange, some perfume. Lingering bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grapefruit, lemon, caramel, and spruce. Flavor of pine, earth, grass, caramel malt, florals, and grain.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, best by April) Enormous rocky beige head slowly dissipates to reveal a hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, some Lemon Pledge, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/bread up front, before grapefruit and some pine provide the moderately bitter finish. Medium body, light acidity.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy amber, whispy white head, sweet citrus aroma, well balanced dry carmel flavor with plenty of floral hops, nice bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden colir, thick white gead, solid lacing. Aroma of flowers, pine, grass. Taste us citrus, tropical fruits, subtle scallions. Tasty.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Murky amber ale with lots of large, white floaties tooling about. Huge, rocky, off-white head. Yeasty, floral aroma with notes of bread dough, black tea, white pepper and toffee. The flavor is fairly thin, but crisp and leans nicely toward the bitter side of balance. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Crisp, bitter finish. Thanks go out to jjpm74 for generously providing the bottle!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Bottled labeled best before Dec. Poured a deep amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of foral, citrus, and very light caramel in the background. Tastes of oranges, light pine, caramel with a grapefruit finish.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy and floral hop petals scent the round caramel malt body of this generous and honest India Pale Ale, before a spicy and wooden hop bitterness tickles the back of the tongue. This is not the hop bomb you might expect from your usual IPA, but it remains a well-crafted hoppy quaffer nonetheless.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sticks to the top of the hazy dark orange.
-Biscuity malt underlings peer through the aroma at times.
-The chewy body is one of the best features of this IPA, imho.
-Carbonation is quite comfortable and does not impede on any flavor.
-Aromatics could be better defined.
-A mild caramel malt return laces the finishing hoppiness.
-Balance is cleverly achieved in this IPA.
Bottle; best before March ’08.