Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to snifter. pours a fairly clear reddish orange color. large off white head that stays. Typical C hop aroma with a very crackery, honey graham-like malt coming through with a ton of breadiness. Initially a pungent hop flavor that fades quickly to a pithy bitterness. A crackery malt flavor, but not as complex as the nose would indicate, but definitely on the sweet side that I don’t care for in my IPAs these days. Hops seem just grassy in the finish.
rocbyter (2069) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet citrus hop aroma with a light amount of resin. Hazy orange color with a large white head. Moderate bitter beginning that fades in the finish.
njnut (428) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from Hop Notch can into tulip. Pours a orange amber with a short lasting white head. Co2 on the softer side. Aroma of grapefruit and grass. Taste is citrus, malt, and pine. The malt comes through a little more than the citrus. Lace on glass after head receded to glass edge. Finish was a bitter citrus. Mouth feel was thin but slick. Enjoyable.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can says Hop Notch. Appearance: small white head, great lace, straw color, clear. Aroma: floral hops, orange peel, wheat, caramel. Palate: average carbonation, light body, sticky texture, dry and bitter lasting finish. Taste: caramel sweetness up front, then right into bitterness. Overall, a little unbalanced for me and nothing to stand out in the vast fields of hoppy beers.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found as "Hop Notch IPA" in Williston, VT. - Draft - Poured a nice orangish-amber in color with a small white head. Nice hoppy aroma... piney with citrus. Flavor was citrus/lemon with some pine resin that lingered. Medium dry, bitter finish. Liked it!
Vir4030 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found as "Hop Notch IPA" in Chicago. Pours from a bottle into a DFH IPA glass. Good color medium-to-light gold and clear. THick head with big bubbles, very nicely holding up. I’m sure the glass gave this extra head, but I think that’s the point so no points off there. Aroma has a distinct apricot and alcohol and a bit sour like a lager. Nice hoppy flavor, a bit bitter dry finish.
Chudwick (2764) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - grapefruit and resin nose. Sip is less specific in its citrus qualities. Fairly bitter. malty backbone: yes.
Minderbinder (3231) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 12oz. [As "Notch">
Pours golden with medium light-beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruits, citrus, strawberries, malt. Taste is of tropical fruits, bitterness, citrus, sweetness. Resin, vegetality. Palate: Light-medium body. Good balance. Overall: Quite hoppy. A good IPA. Drinkable. Not too complex. Does the job.
tom10101 (5040) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (12 oz). As "Hop Notch IPAA". Clear golden/orange with a frothy off-white head and intense lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, grapefruits and malt. Taste is slightly sweet with resinous presence, grapefruits, malt/caramel and light to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily and slightly dry finish. Pretty straightworward, but not bad at all. Drinkable.
RRistow12 (661) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from can. Pours a clear gold with white head. Big citrus aroma with hint of pine. Taste is citrus hops, pine, flowers. Just enough malt to balance it well. Nice crisp dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very good IPA.
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