DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
4.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.
3.75 S: Dank, resiny hops coming up grassy and earthy. Clean neutral maltiness with just a touch of breadiness.
3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. Grassy and earthy hop flavors, perhaps a touch of pine as well. Again quite clean. Fresh mountain stream water, a touch of bread.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess appropriate for style.
3.75 D: Tasty beer. No real faults. Worth a try.
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DavoleBomb, Sep 26, 2015
jgb9348 (5316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp light amber and copper coloured body with a clear glow and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of pungent resinous and grassy hop scent along with some light malt and a touch of sugars - nice and balanced with the emphasis on the hops, of course. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour at first with resin, grass, floral and herbal elements all at play here. Aftertaste shows a subdued sweetness, some light caramel along with a more earthy and noticeable malt character throughout. Overall, a good fresh pale ale with some nice flavours and an understated but appreciated complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street), DC on 29-October-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 19-January-2016.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Clear Amber no head, medium body, low carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is herbal hops.
Darwenus (720) - Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, pale orange with average head. Smells wonderful, like clementines. The sweet, citrus aroma is just great. The flavor isn’t quite as good. The sweetness is cut with a grassy hop character that’s good, but not as good as the smell. I can’t remember the last time a beer smelled this sweet and then wasn’t quite sweet enough on the tongue to suit me. That never happens. Still, it is good.
superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/24/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and light creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice harvest IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[7919-20151112] 12floz bottle. Fragrant orange petal and candied tropical fruit (but I wrote ’fish’ because we were talking about our fish, Pemberley) aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter orange and floral tropical fruit and candied mango flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Delicious. (9/4/9/4/16) 4.2
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GSH1976 (264) - Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottling date of 7/30/15 so this is far from fresh. I meant to grab Blizzard of Hops. Pours a clear, very light orange with a frothy head. In the aroma there is a hint that this is old but still smells surprisingly fresh. I have had other IPAs that were fresher that had degraded much more severely. There is some citrus with a hint of pine and what seems like a very faint perfume smell. Taste is mainly bitter citrus with a crisp mouthfeel and dry finish. Decent beer that I will have to try fresh.
RABinCO (1507) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a shaker glass. Golden pour. Persistent white head. Aroma is bitter and grassy. Taste is assertively bitter, grassy, floral, slight malt backbone.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-11-12. Dark golden yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, mild lightly muddled orange citrus. 7+ Flavour is pleasant, moderately bitter, light caramel green hops and fruit. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle courtesy of Deuane at Campground Brewdown.
Ron (3270) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange, thin head, decent lacing. Nice aromas: pine, lemon, hops, hint of honey. Very crisp. The hoppy bitterness hits your palate immediately but isn’t overwhelming. There are some interesting citrus and floral notes in the mix.