ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from State Line, 1/31/13, Rating #111 of the Month!
Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle, with some clean pale malts and some citrus hops
Appearance: Pours an unclear orange-amber with a rather large, pillowy, heavily laced, off-white head
Flavor: The taste is a little bit sweet, a little malty, mildly spicy, and with a bit of earthy hop
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a decent mouthfeel, but a little too much carbonation
I felt like this was a half decent example of a British-style IPA. (Which, if you let him, jcos can go on a 30 minute rant about how it should be it’s own style.) Anyway, back from that digression, there are some good components here, but some flaws too, and it obviously doesn’t have the in-your-face hops that an American IPA fan would prefer in the style. Still though, it is a solid, drinkable beer.
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fairly generic ; Light malt roastiness and some basic hop bitterness. Slight notes of straw and hay. Taste is a fairly bland malt profile with slightly earthy bitterness that comes through and leaves a slight tartiness on finish. Appearance is a clear gold with a frothy thick pearl head that retains fairly well.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Good solid malty nose, thick caramel, tinged with some stinky hops. Pretty copper color, slick, with little head. Malty initial, caramel rising, level off in mid and then mild hopping emerges. Hops really burst out in mid. Finishes with subtle bitter notes. Medium body. Brit style, for sure. Solid IPA.
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keeps a frothy head. Has carbonation. Got citrus, grapefruit, but not strong. Carbonation does hit on smell in the glass. Low key finish. Came in 500ml bottle.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (1589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rakuten, it poured a deep copper-amber pour with a thick fluffy head & a luscious floral hop aroma with hints of fruitiness and dank resinous hop notes. Medium bodied with a lightly scratchy carbonation this IPA tastes lightly bitter with pine, resin & a certain fruity quality to it. Really tasty stuff, a great easy drinking fairly sessionable IPA. Nothing extraordinary but quite solid.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has citrus, mandarins. Clear, copper-amber coloured with an off-white, thin head. The taste is light bitter, has citrus/oranges, some pale maltiness. Bitter finish.
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml brown reptilian bottle purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ. BB date of July 2014.
Pours deep amber with a bubbly bone-colored head. Good lacing.
A light IPA featuring NZ hops, with an aromatic herbal nose but with the hop power of a slightly aggressive APA. Long lasting hoppy aftertaste. Appropriate malts for balance.
Feel: medium body; smooth; excellent, soft carbonation.
O: a weak version of the Tuatara APA, which I had immediately before this ale.
Viter (30) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA, nothing fancy but good.
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3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Clear amber brown, gassy with a tall head. Vibrant acid and crunchy dog food malt with dusty and stale bread crust, little hop aroma, low bitterness, basic caramel malt core. Nutty, dusty / powdery flour grittiness... it doesn’t seem oxidized at all but definitely seems dull and stale in the nose and flavor. Quite disappointing after finding the Helles pleasant.
kaser (2494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour from bottle. Tons of white head. Grapefruit and orange notes. Something off. Not a fan.
varanid99 (459) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with long lasting head. Biscuit and honey aroma with a little weird funkiness. Biscuity malt flavour, some citrus and a little bitterness - nice example of an English IPA