Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in a pilsner glass. Best by March 13, 2012.
A: Pours a solid amber color one fluffy off white head forming on the pour. The head sticks around for quite some time and leaves nice sticky webbings of lace.
S: The smell is very caramel malt based with some pine and light citrus fruits popping up in there.
T: The taste is dominated by a sweet bready and toffee malt with some minimal piney notes as well light citrus mingling in there. There is a touch of some floral nights that do brighten it up a bit, but still not enough.
M: The mouthfeel is solid, a tad on the lighter side. The body has tons of lively carbonation to it. The taste has some decent linger to it, but it’s nothing special.
O: Typical malt forward East Coast IPA. A solid beer, but pretty average for the style. Nothing really makes it stand apart from the solid malt base and light hop variations.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-18-2012
IPAgutten79 (603) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Mørk gylden med lavt skum. Aromaen er malt, tropisk frukt (ananas) og humle. Smaken er malt, sitrus, humle, tropog karamell og tropisk frukt. Bitter ettersmak. Medium konsistens.
ThreeCats (605) - ISRAEL - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear mahogany with an of white head. Aroma floral with citrus and caramel notes. Taste of his and a little cardboard, not particularly bitter, would say this is a pale ale except that the palate is more bitter (and cardboardy) than a pale ale would be. OK
Vighals (1394) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangebrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter humle, grapefrukt og fersken. Bittersøt smak av frukter, fersken, ananas, bitre sitrusskall og humle. Medium kullsyre, ganske lang bitter ettersmak.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, herbal, hops, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, caramel.
RafeAU (188) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from plonk. prominent hop aroma and bitterness but less hop flavour than some American ipas. but not a problem, just its style. Nice ipa.
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber, solid 1/2" beige head, full curtain of lace. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that adds clear citrus hops on the swallow, only to have the malt pull even for a finish that has both lingering nicely. A superb IPA. High recommendations.
hawanna (2319) - GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,355 l bottle from Biervana
Dark golden Color, clear and with a frothy white foam.
caramel, cereal, grass, spruce, citrus, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
kespecial (30) - - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A terrific everyday IPA. Not west coast style--too malty--but 100% American in the powerful resiny hops. Very sessionable if not exactly low abv at 6.7. Pours amber with white head. Nose is spicy hops, pine resin. Flavor and palate is where the beer shines. Taste is sweet caramel malt followed by a rush of spicy hops for a dry finish. Very full bodied, but refreshing enough that it invites the next sip. Reasonable points of comparison would be Anchor liberty ale, DF 90 min. (sweeter and heavier), or Sierra Celebration, all of which blend assertive happiness with a firm caramel malt backbone.
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 (990) - 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