Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, 17/02/15.
Clear golden with a decent white covering.
Nose is citric peel, lemon shreds, light grapefruit, pale malt, straw.
Taste comprises grapefruit, light pine, straw, orange pith, faint bread.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of lemon and grass. Flavor of grassy hops and grapefruit.
Ratman197 (11546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, grassiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pine and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Dacrza (666) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: May 23, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Easing into the night after Shan, Mary, Ricah and the boys it the WineFest... APPEARANCE: First, the head: like overyeasted dough, the head rises like sea foam above the lip by a good inch! ( a prior bottle poured itself out the glass!); the ebbing tide leaves thick, clinging clumps of snow-white moss; the body is pale golden yellow with hefty floating sediment that settles at the glass’s bottom... AROMA: definite flowery hops and biscuit malts moderate each other; some lemon zest and citrus, but not as big as an IPA would normally be... PALATE: fizzy, lively, and thin early with a dry, reasonable aftertaste; medium-bodied...TASTE: light and crisp as promised; light bitterness; lemon zest dominates, but the overall flavor is not an IPA, in the American sense--more like an English IPA in its drinkability--more spritzy than strong, more crisp than crunchy... OVERALL: Drinking this as last year’s Hop Ticket Session IPA, the beer is (literally) a refreshing take on the genre; indeed, sessionable and refreshing...
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a foamy off white head. Notes of tennis ball, candied grapefruit, brown sugar, and graham crackers. not bad.
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taproom on 19th. Pours a clear gold with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is citrus and grass. Thin mouth, light hop bite, pine, lingering bitterness, good.
Seannpc (90) - - MAY 9, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much of an aroma. Light yellow color w no cloudiness. Flat start and boring finish
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JaBier (5777) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the session IPA tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/16/15. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Aroma of spicy and piney hops with some maltiness. Piney and malty flavor with some grapefruit juice before a grassy hop finish.
Mep3222 (947) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropical citrus hop aroma. Flavor is the same with a slight piney bitter finish. For a light beer there is a nice malt balance. Flavorful session IPA. In the ballpark of founders all day, but I think I like founders all day a touch more.
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jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall pure white, soapy head. Aroma of bright grassy and herbal hops with some pungent alcohol and grassy bitterness as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and herbal flavours with a good kick of white pepper, herbs and hops as well, all on the finale. Overall, a fairly good light IPA, with some depth still coming out here. I sampled this twevle ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia on 28-March-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 27-April-2015.