PotjeBier (1943) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning @ home (bottled 1 Feb. 2013). Clear amber color. Off white head with short retention. Aroma upon opening the bottle: resinous & cirussy, but only shortly so. In the glass there’s earthy hops, some roast/toast and a hint of tropical fruit. Retronasal there’s sweet fruit, earthy hops, herbal. Flavor is (strangely enough) rather sweet but with a decent bitterness for balance. Body is medium. Finish is long and rather bitter. Interesting interpretation of the style, but actually quite nice.
markducommun (327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Citrusy nose, also a surprising amount of malt and sweetness in the bouquet A - Nice golden, color; minimal head, disappears quickly T - More citric bitterness then suggested by the nose, almost tangy P - Thin body, lively carbonation, slightly oily finish O - Well done, fairly simple IPA, quite tasty. Perhaps a bit less complex than a truly spectacular IPA. 12oz bottle.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Medium copper tone with a thin top. Very nice middle of the road American pale ale example, tangy and citric, another candidate for a go-to daily quaff. (#5100, 7/2/2013)
bytemesis (4265) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber, medium off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, resin. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.
beerbaaron (1581) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange amber. Large frothy white head, lasting with lace. Aroma is retrained hops, citrus, caramel. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit mostly. Lighter body, a touch watery. Dry with sharp bitter finish.
mvp (174) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange apperance with a quickly disappearing frothy head. doesn’t have the most appealing aroma. I’m expecting a less then appealing taste but I’m pleasantly suprised. I think if they used a different hop profile during conditioning they would have an excellent IPA.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and resin nose. Taste follows suit. Nice balance that is more towards the hops side. Solid
Discgolfin (36) - - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber, big white fluffy head..last for days. Grassy, citrus, sweet light malt. Firm hop bitterness..nice floral citrus..finish is very hoppy.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with frothy voluminous head. Aroma is strong citrus and floral. Aroma is a very stereotypical but good sweet bitter resin of delicious hops. Doesn’t finish super well though but still a decent IPA
backdaft (270) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep orange/amber in color. Thin white head leaves some nice lacing. Strong floral hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt and bitter grassy hops. Not alot of citrus in this one. Medium bodied and fully carbonated with a lasting resin bitterness.