aleigator (244) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, brazen-amber color with a minimal, bubbly white head.
The aroma is very floral and herbaceous, with a dominant, sweet maltiness among toasty biscuits and grains.
The flavor shows a toasted malt base with moderate sweetness, which enhances the uprising fresh, sharp hop bitterness. Green grass and grapefruit bite into the tongue, while the toasty maltiness with hints of toffee keep things in good balance. Medium bodied and crisp on the palate, the finish is on the dry side, while malt still shines trough. The most convincing part of this IPA is its aftertaste, as it is surprisingly long and superdry, with hops sparking very late on the back of the palate, unleashing an enjoyable taste of fruits and grass just at the moment when you begin to think it may be over already.
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @Grunerløkka brygghus, oslo. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, spices, resinous, sweet malt, cointreau. Flavor is pine, tropical fruits, citrus, caramel, sweet, malty, apricot. Medium body with a medium carbonation.
Danyel (855) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep orange with off-white head. Aroma storing of citrus - sweet oranges, lemons, tropical, fresh grains. Taste medium bodied, balanced but has a really nice bitter finish. Very good.
dbeatdano (61) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant aroma. Nice straight forward bitter hops taste with some spice and citrus. Taste follows the aroma with the addition of some sweet fruity notes. Nice medium palate as well. As others have said, not a beginner IPA, but not the most complex. Worth trying and would make a good go to IPA.
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated based on notes taken 15 Jul 2011 -- This is a gateway IPA. Pleasant bitterness. Strong, but not overpowering.
smroush (34) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is piney hops. Taste is piney hops as well. Not a bad beer, though fairly simple and straightforward. Not much balance or complexity.
high_on_hops (632) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a white head and lots of lacing. It has an aroma that smells like raw hops with lots of line and some citrus. The flavor is raw pine and citrus hops up front with a long, bitter finish over a medium body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gaultier (384) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, citrus, some kind of berries, caramel. Taste: Hoppy, caramel, pine needles, some sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with hoppy notes and pine needles.
minutemat (1761) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bottledog. Pours amber. Massive resinous hop aroma continuing to the taste with bucketloads of pine, resin, tropical fruit & malts with a restrained bitter finish. Lovely stuff.
commonmac (353) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dino’s Sports Lounge. Pint glass. Great lacing. Copper, maybe deep golden. Hop hits you on the nose. Malt undertone comes through as you begin to drink it. Heavy hop presence in the middle and especially at the finish. Reminds me of standard MN hoppy IPAs. I enjoy it. The hop devil went down to PA and beat Johnny this time.