wxman (1538) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a big full rocky white head that laces and stays. Mild pine cone aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, grapefruit and bread. Hop bitterness is certainly up front as well, but not as much as 82 IBU would indicate. Quite good; refreshing and balanced.
TEJA (1536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SBWF 2013.
Semi lasting beige head. Almost clear golden color. Balanced aroma of both hops and a medium caramell malt. Big and fresh hop taste that is balanced by a smooth caramell. Also a balanced bitterness to give a fine IPA.
Psytron (1533) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of hops. Golden colour, high white head. Aroma of hops, mango. Sweet. Lively carbon.
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Respectable IPA. Pine and grapefruit aroma which carries over to flavor. Nice malt backbone (as foreshadowed by a beautiful copper color pour), coyly hidden under massive bitterness. As such, I disagree that this is a balanced IPA. It's West Coast style, old school, all the way.
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charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from FOBAB. Poured hazy golden with thinning beige head. Aroma is sweet malty citrus. Light carb med bod. Taste is also malty for an ipa.
stefannilssons (1521) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kraftigt berusad tickning; Bra öl med en bra och dov beska med smak av tall och citrus.
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with medium khaki head. Aroma is a bit mild of pine, crystal malt, and orange peel. Flavor is heavy of orange peel backed by pine. Lots of bitter citrus rind. Fairly solid IPA.
ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Solid, delicious IPA. Well balanced, crafted, overall good. Food Pairing: Flatbread.
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!
Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Knotty, piney, resinous aroma indicates a strong, bitter IPA. Glowing hazy orange does not contradict that prediction. Flatly bitter with a good malt contrast that tries very hard to balance the beer out. A solid IPA headin towards the heavy extreme.