thenewfbi (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was not as hoppy as I had hoped given the name. It didn’t seem to me to have very much of the floral aroma that many of the IPAs have. All in all not a bad beer though.
floydian1 (1115) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from DMs with BB 3/11/15. Clear dark orange with an ample white head. Hoppy aromas with stonefruit (apricot), pine resin and citrus to the fore on top of a caramel biscuity malt bill. Taste is balanced bittersweetness with a substantially resinous dry hop finish that lingers. Palate is medium-fullish bodied and spritely. A great American-style IPA.
Obfuscate (224) - Minneapolis, - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a fluffy off white head. Grapefruit, caramel, citrus, bread. Not bad but not as good as I expected.
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Off white light beige thick head. Dark amber-copper colour. Aroma is moderately hoppy with light fruity (citrus and peach) with light biscuit and caramel notes. Flavor is moderately hoppy with light fruity (apricot) tones, ending in a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
TH28 (194) - - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Code date of 8/9/15. Appearance: Deep amber and clear with a light khaki head.
Aroma: relatively faint hop aroma for an American IPA. Some floral and herbal notes, but it’s minimal. Caramel malt also noticeable.
Taste: Rich caramel and toasty malt flavors dominate, with a sharp hop bitterness that has some herbal and resinous notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with some viscosity and low carbonation.
Finish: Some lingering herbal bitterness and caramel malt.
Overall: Definitely an east coast as opposed to west coast IPA. More malt balanced than a west coast IPA. Drinks like a slightly hoppier American Amber
marcogrind (81) - Milano, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber, big foam. Filtered. Grassy resinous fruoty hops in the nose. Medium body. Taste is a bit flat, not incredible!
Barreras (1157) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light yellow color until it settles into a light copper color. Drank this beer on nitro which could explain why it was creamy with a light IPA bitterness aftertaste. Minimal floral flavor, more of a light IPA in complexity as well as characteristics.
fdomig (507) - München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, light malt. Appearance is clear golden with a good white foam. Taste is light sour and strongly bitter. A soft carbonation. Light alcoholic. Dry. Nice.
borre_m (449) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep copper. Aroma is hoppy, but also balanced with malts. Taste has floral hops, nice maltiness.
Abrakarl (377) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma and taste. Some pine together with the hops but it is too bitter for me....
keanex (1593) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Very light haze in the deep amber to copper body. Short light tan head with average to poor retention. Settles in a light coating.
Aroma: Very light aroma with malt sweetness, light peppery aroma, tea and herbal hop aromas.
Taste: Moderately bitter grapefruit runs through with peppery floral overlying flavors. Solid malt backing with a lingering spicey hop presence.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: The hop profile isn’t a favorite of mine. Decent IPA, but not for me.