Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty and old tasting. Not really the " hop lovers" dream as advertised. Maybe might pass as a traditional ipa but certainly not an American ipa... Ehhhhh
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rosskyle (535) - - NOV 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange color with an off white head. Grain hops aroma. Strong hops flavor up front with a hops malt finish. Medium heavy body with a bitter finish. Definitely a hops focused beer.
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closey22 (1685) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber with thinck bubbly foamy white head; aroma is sweet woody floral malt hop balance; flava malt roast molasses notes then some hop bitters; feels light to medium and lively fizzy; finishes dry bitter with woody notes
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a cloudy golden-orange with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, citrus hops, citrus peel and finally, earthy and herbal notes. Flavour of caramel malt, resiny hops, citrus, light vegetal notes and a long bitter finish -- hops mostly come through in the finish. Medium bodied. Something doesn’t quite gel here, it’s just decent.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hotel room breakfast tasting with Jack & Leighton, Hilton Tampa, 22/02/15.
Golden orange with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is caramel malt, light pine, bitter citric peel.
Taste is caramel malt forward, orange, light pine, toasted malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so - generic old skook brew pub malt driven IPA affair.
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light coppery color with off-white head. Caramel malt, light citrus, and funky pine notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt than hop.
DrunkSanta410 (815) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours a copper color, white head, dissipates into a thin laced film. Aroma is caramel malts, orange and citrusy hops. Taste is slightly earthy, citrusy hops, lots of cracker and caramel malts. Malts overpower the hops, finishes with an underwhelming bitterness. Palate is medium body, high carbonation. Malts wash out some good favors in this one. Below average IPA.
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2015. Pours clear orange gold with a frothy white head. Pale bread in the aroma, rindy orange. Medium sweet flavor with crackery pale malts, old pine needles, citrus peel, metal. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Boring finish, perhaps a bit aged, with dusty pine, leaves, dry citrus, more crackers. So so.
jrodooo5 (1509) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not your prototypical ipa but I kind of enjoyed it. Soft but passable hop aroma w/ a clear golden pour & thin white head. The taste has an underlying bitterness but isn’t dry & is quite drinkable. I understand the low scores for the style but found it to be a decent beer overall!
zvikar (4431) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Pours orange with a huge head, aroma of bubblegum, lemon, banana, flavor of bubblegum, banana, clove, lemon and vanilla, medium bodied.
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark gold/amber with a tall, sticky white head.
Fruity citrus hop aroma.
The flavor is mostly bitter but there is a good malt support balancing this out nicely.
Good solid IPA.