RickReallyBrew (32) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect IPA. Meets and exceeds all of my standards. Good hop nose and finish. Plenty of malty flavor! Yum!
CraftBeerNick (996) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, 20th November 14. Pours clear, aroma is sweet malty and some subtle hops. Taste is fine, pretty malty, for the name. Having just had a Kernel IPA, this was poor, and certainly overrated, but still drinkable
PapaSkeetSkeet (861) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Nikkiís. I suspect itís a couple months old unfortunately. Pours amber with 3/4-inch fine beige head, fades fast to nice looking film. Aroma is a fair amount of caramel, malt extract, some evergreen forest, and a bit of grapefruit rind. Body is medium with medium-light, fat, soft carbonation, a bit watery - boring feel. Flavor is twig, bitter grain, citrus peel. The bitterness is kind of naked, not fresh. I feel like I should have waited for a fresh bottle. As is, a very caramelly IPA with less hop flavor/aroma than a typical American IPA. To what extent is it the brewers fault that this bottle may have sat around for too long? Iím not sure, but if I ever opened a brewery, I think I would be reluctant to have an IPA on the regular lineup. Rotating between several seasonals seems like a good way to build consumer awareness of when an IPA is fresh, and when itís a pumpkin beer in May...
beer-yum (597) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enticing aroma and hop forward balance. A hint of spiciness and a restrained finish to end.
Madsen1635 (324) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber pour with tan head that fades away fast. Aroma is fresh - alnost pilsner like with a kick of citrus. Taste has malty sweetness and some underlying bitter notes. Low carbonation.
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange-amber with a tight, lasting white head and fine carbonation. Aromas of orange peel, pine, grass, caramel and peach. Taste starts off with a malty sweetness with some gentle fruit flavours, followed by a firm citrus zest and pine resin bitterness. Lingering lightly sweet finish. Stonefruit and more citrus in the aftertaste. Really well done.
Zekada (269) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell has some caramel, malts and a subtle hopiness. Pours amber with a small white head. Taste has some fresh malts and hops. Very fruity. Palate is a bit stray. Overall a bit boring but drinkable and pleasant.
ALLOVATE (2473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, orange copper and sparkling with minute carbonation and a lasting, white cap that leaves a thin lace. Nose is quite spicy, weedy and resinous, emanating a dominant hop profile with underlying toasted malts and honey notes. There is chaff and grass, pine needles and floral hints with a little blood orange fruit. Quite chewy, robust, raw and unabashed on the palate. Bigger than expected body with plenty of toasted, cara and crystal malts coming through amongst a burning, íhoppyí backend. The hops are raw like theyíre still floating about; flowers, buds, leaves, the whole kit-n-kaboodle. Quite weedy (in a good way!), floral, zesty and assertively bitter with hints of pot pourri, rose petals, lavender, vine clippings and bay leaf. Alcohol is evident for a beer of such modest strength, but it doesnít detract from its drinkability. Perfectly balanced between chunky malts and bountiful hops this is easily session material. A lovely pale ale! (12fl.Oz, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Krej (123) - USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. Itís an average IPA Thatís kind of spicy but not over powering. Not entirely sure if Iíd buy a 6 pack of it.
beastmaster (333) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma sap resin, citrus, floral, and little raisiny, taste comes on hoppy as expected, bold and herbal with a bitter finish. Solid go to ipa. Wish it was a little less malty.