574deadzone (1352) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy to cloudy sunny golden-orange with a thick, tight, rocky off-white head that settles fairly quickly to a thick ring/film leaving some intricate foamy lace. Nose involves hearty orange citrus and ripe peach, some supporting pine resin, some grapefruit, some toasted malt and dusty yeast. Some sweetness, light citrus tartness, and a predominant yet somewhat restrained bitterness. Medium bodied, quite oily, fair action, bright, with a lengthy citrus hop bitter finish. A very nice IPA, absolutely drinkable yet with substance. Loving the citrus-forwardness of it.
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Beergeek Bar, Prague on 28/12/2014. light orange color, filtered. white head. smells very fruity, mango, dried figs and other dried fruits, fresh smell. medium to full body, taste of grapefruit, dried fruits, sweet but light bitter finish. nice balance.
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can
Another top notch present from buffalohead proves that Westbrook is more than just a one trick (or one style) pony. A full bodied East Coast IPA would be perfect for any occasion where you can’t bring bottles. Even out of the can it tastes better than 80% of the other IPAs available.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy vanilla head bobs above a surface of opaque bronze liquid. The color of a dusky sunset, it radiates warmth. Lawn clippings, grapefruit, and vibrant hops glaze the air with bitterness. The scent of spicy floral bouquet hovers like fog.
Flavor / Palate - A bitter shock of oranges, Twix caramel, and dry maltiness worms its way into the corners of the palate. The transition contains semisweet yeast and weedy bread dough. A full bodied finish carries all the way through to the back of the throat. It was no struggle to finish this can in less than twenty minutes.
Firefly54 (244) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light amber colour and a white lasting head. Aroma - citrus hops and sticky malt and marmalade. Taste - sweet malts balanced by a good bitterness that isn’t too overpowering. Plenty of citrus hops and tropical fruit notes. Very drinkable. Could session a few of these!
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, gold pour, white head, nose is bitter, some pleasant, hoppy, awesome sir
mangifera (1) - Hastings on Hudson, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extraordinary hop aroma, crisp and clean. Bitter bite balanced by mild malt. Great beer overall
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Saeglopur (1609) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml can from Ales by Mail, canned on 06/05/14.
Orange/amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, white head.
Aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, biscuit, some grass.
Taste follows this, with the pine notes very distinctive, balanced by lots of smooth biscuit malts.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a smooth, not too strong carbonation.
Finishes bitter, a bit dry, with lemon zest and pine, but still smooth, with subtle sweet malts.
A crisp and refreshing IPA, that is very smooth to drink, because of the tasty malt backbone that greatly balances the lovely pine notes. Also the balance between drinkability and body is perfect. Really enjoyable!
WillemsUrenkel (1355) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl. oz. can, bought at Grebhan´s, Bremen. My first southern beer. Pours out in a cloudy pale orange. Two finger head. Citrusfruity hop on the nose. Starts with a pleasant strong fruity longlasting bitterness, caramell in the background. Alcohol in the aftertaste.
pmccoyrn (8) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all time favorites. Well balanced IPA plenty of punch but easy on the palate
bigda83 (777) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale orange, slightly hazy, medium white head. Aroma bursting with grapefruit, lemon, orange, and pine. Taste follows the nose perfectly with a bit a malts in the background. I prefer the in your face hops in my IPAs so thiswas perfect. Nicely bitter, dry on the finish, and easy drinking.