tekstr1der (369) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with clingy top of white. Aroma is tropical fruits and mild malt. Flavor brings out a large presence of mango and other similar fruits. A bitter bite accompanies the whole sip. Finish is dry and lingering. Looks and smells better than than the drinking.
Bebum (764) - USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, light amber, fluffy head.
Full body, flavorful, hot mouthfeel, avg length.
Bittersweet, crisp, balanced acidity.
Hoppy, malty, yeasty
Big beer, great balance.
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GJF (1510) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Lincoln Wine Bar. Nice clean IPA. It’s been one of my go-to beers at the LWB the last few times.
TEJA (2420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine white head. Solid golden color. Dominating hop aroma in large amounts that is a little bit too much. Large hop taste with loads of caramell and firm body and bitterness.
Franckg (1179) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille avec un BB du 06/10/2016. Robe brune-orangée trouble avec un petit cerne autour du verre. Arômes de malt caramélisé, cassonade, marmelade, pamplemousse, abricots séchés. En bouche, malt caramelisé un peu âcre, marmelade, pamplemousse jaune, gazon humide. Finale âcre et terreuse. Texture liquoreuse et corps moyen. 2ipa dans la moyenne faible.
George999 (389) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, the pour is clear and light brown with a thin reddish head that thins but remains. The aroma is bright hoppy and citrus. The taste is bitter hoppy and floral and very well balanced with citrus.
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with off-white head. Good nose of citrus and grass. Flavor is nice grapefruit and bits of roasted malt. Nice crisp bitter finish.
Foxbush (1818) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Total Wine and More The D/IPA poured a cloudy amber with an off white head. The ale did clear over time. Nice aroma was fruity with floral hops. The medium body ale was well balanced with some caramel malts and higher alcohol. Nice ale at the end of the work day with average carbonation. The bitterness is solid, but gentle enough not to throw the sip off-kilter.
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from CBC. Best before 10/20/16. Pours copper brown with a big light beige head. Aroma is grass, floral, grapefruit. Flavor is caramel, a touch of molasses, grass and grapefruit. A bit malt heavy, but that’s not surprising at 9.5%.
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA
AROMA: Sweet guava/passionfruit concentrate. Pine. Clean malty malty sweetness. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Burnt umber; body is dark but mostly clear (no sediment). Small, tan, foam. 2/3
FLAVOR: Intense maltiness right away. Caramel/honey flavors are prominent. A gentle dank bitterness in the background never really crests or bites and seems much less than the advertised 96 IBUs. Finishes with a juicy sensation plus some alcohol, which is nice. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium+ body with fairly low CO2. Mouthfeel is noticeably thick, slightly syrupy texture. Alcohol imparts warmth, but is not hot. Lingering bitterness and slight malty cloying. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A fine DIPA with enjoyable flavors, but this is a borderline barleywine or strong ale considering how sweet it is. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 37/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.