jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is full on spicy and hoppy. Not for everyone. Gotta be ok with some backbite and bitterness.
Aroma is full of fresh hops and even some caramel and cotton candy (?). Beautiful reddish brown appearance with a very slight and quickly disappearing head and little lacing. Itís clear for the most part.
Itís a bit hoppy for my taste and the alcohol is really prominent in it. Itís not as balanced as I would like it to be and there are less fruit flavors and more complex hops.
Itís a bit sticky and medium thickness on the tongue and it does have a strong hop aftertaste that actually comes down a bit as the beer gets closer to room temperature bringing out some of the other flavors present.
Overall, itís solid. Especially if you are a hop fiend. Iíve really started to enjoy IPAíS in the last year but this one is still a bit on the bitter end for me. I will stick with a few others and try some new ones before I would get this again. Not that itís bad in any way. Itís good. Just not what I am looking for in my IPA.
euniceradio (140) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to pint. Pours copper red. Tan head. Caramel malts, pine, grapefruit, some trop fruit and floral. Good bitter finish that lasts.
daniele (6400) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The Latham Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Pours clear copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, pine, grass and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel, fruity, piney and grassy finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
AAEA (213) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12FL OZ ($21 12pack) first off donít let the name fool ya, this is not some IBU power house but rather a fairly easy going drinkable IPA. the guys at Victory have masked the taste of alcohol in the 6.7%ABV beer to the point that its like a soda; which is a good thing!. possible a hopdevil for the fact you can get wasted quickly and not see it coming. its a keeper.
sturmthis (873) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Cooper color with one finger head. Caramel, biscuit, pine aroma. Caramel, pine taste. Pretty good IPA with that flavor.
MarkoNm (1296) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear amber color, topped with a relatively small and quickly disappearing white head. Malty aroma, notes of caramel and biscuits. Some resin also in there. Tatse is similar. Malty and caramely at first, a bit biscuity too, followed by a medium hoppy bitterness. Not bad, although a bit too malty balance.
HippieFee (142) - - JUN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Clear almost amber hue, zero head to speak of here. Slight orange and floral notes. There is some bops flavor but not what I was expecting from the name.
UXO (760) - CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear pale to medium amber with a short light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel, mango, pine, herbal, slightly dank. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, lingering slightly sticky and bitter finish. (3/5)
A malt-forward A/IPA that is heavier on the mango/tropical notes than the piney. Sort of west coast-ish, but not overly so. Not bad, but nothing stellar. (14/20)
King_Alex_II (522) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby color with little foam. Amber smell. The taste is tart and not much more. The aftertaste is tart as well. Not very convincing.
SinH4 (927) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with big head. Aroma is caramel and pine. Taste is more caramel, pine, a bit mango, a bit booze, nice bitterness. Not bad, and not your usual West coast IPA. Not 99th-percentile IPA material I think. Superb drinkability though. EDIT: Doesnít survive long in the glass, gets quite murky soon.