Beerhammaren (1281) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5l on tap @ Harry’s.
Pours hazy orange with high foamy head. Aroma is pine, malts, hops and some dried fruits. Flavor is malts, hops, pine some caramel.
gunnar (6132) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of marmelade, fruity peach and tropical fruits. Taste is moderate fruity bitter, crisp fruity hops, medium bodied.Lingering fruity end.
kalervo (802) - FINLAND - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable India pale ale! Well balanced body due to very nice twisting bitterness. Fine beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green colored 12oz can pours with a deep gold body and a bit of haze supporting an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up slippery sweet citrus with some resiny grass notes. The taste is similar with a pleasing thick resiny bitter citrus notes backed up by some malt sweetness. It gets a little earthy with black tea leaves into the finish which only enhances the experience. Darn tasty IPA.
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours copper in color with a small whitish head. Fresh orange peel and a bit of lemony notes as well in aroma. Some fresh cut grass as well. Mouthfeel is really smooth, not a sign of any harshness. A bit of grassy bitterness in taste accompanied by some lemony juicyness. A bit of bloodgrapefruit in aftertaste. Easy to drink and works well after a hard day of work, preferably outside on the terrace and with the sun shining.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Pours a clear, deep gold colored body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bitter kumquats and oranges with some sweet pink grapefruits and a medium sweet caramel malt backing. Some resins, pines, and florals as well. Flavor is similar. Bitter citrus peels with a light sweetness and a good amount of resins. Florals, pines, and a nice caramel backing. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with some resiny kumquats and a nice caramel note. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice IPA. Very unique citrus element and well balanced with a nice caramel backing. Great beer.
sic1314 (4762) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a slightly hazy orange/yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, very fresh. Medium, lively body, flavour of pine, grapefruit and muted malt undertones with a bitter, astringent end. Excellent for the style.
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 12oz can ($3): Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is resin, pine, grapefruit. Taste is much the same. Moderate amount of bitterness. Some astringency. Easily drinkable with a proper body and mouth feel. Pretty good.
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Super smooth and delicious IPA. Bitter like and IPA but very well balanced with subtle malt.
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chinchill (2721) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An East Coast/West Coast showdown tonight, with a Westbrook IPA (12 oz can; date stamp shows it was canned only 3 weeks ago) up against Green Flash Hop Head Red (12 oz bottle; marketed as a “red IPA”; also very fresh according to date stamp). Perhaps giving the underdog a slight advantage, I start with the Westbrook. The Westbrook pours an attractive, hazy, orange-amber with a bone-colored head that has moderate retention and size. Lacing is quite nice for an IPA.
Aroma: IPA credentials are intact with the powerful aroma of floral, herbal and citrus hops, and a hint of spruce. Some malt presence too, giving it a nice baked bread background.
T: A rich floral-piney-citrus hop mix. The claimed IBU of 60 seems right; despite the aroma and hop flavor, this is not overly bitter.
M: Medium body with soft but medium-high carbonation; lively but not harsh; dry finish.
O: A solid West Coast style American IPA with a mix of floral, piney and citrus elements. Clearly more complex and appealing than the Green Flash. Recommended.