pinkzambia (1458) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Flying Pie: clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of juniper, celery, and grass. Ok flavors lacking something. A little too citrusy with a tinny aftertaste. Average IPA.
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought over by my Stateside buddy on his last UK visit. Poured a deep golden, with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and melon. Bready malt flavour, with some tinned fruit and grapefruit hops. Finish was resin, peal and biscuity malt.
GoufCustom (796) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Roundhouse Taproom in SoHo, Central.
Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with no yeast sediments; One and a quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasted for 3 minutes; Very sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Nice sweet aroma of light Ale malt, with very strong lime, honey, floral, pineapple and very light pine; Close to light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with pineapple, refreshing citrus, light honey, pine, yeast, biscuits, bitter hops and sharp grass; Close to light body. Watery and light piney palate; Mouth feel is very refreshing with tropical fruit tastes abound, even for a light session ale. Solid bitter hops. Light and niceÖ Hoppiness is light floral and tropical fruit in nose. Light pine and refreshing grapefruit zest in taste. Bitterness is sharp, hoppy and strong for a lasting bitter finish;
hops for a lasting strong bitter finish; Fairly dry after taste. Fruity and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: This oneís a nice session IPA with pineapple twist: very fruity with light and refreshing tropical fruits, very suitable for summer quaffing. Really nice!
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong, Pours hazy deep gold, white head. Nose is grape, papaya. Flavour has a kick - papaya, pine, lemon spritz. Average bitterness, balances well with the pale malt with a spritzy kick.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter, clean pale malts, bit biscuity, some floral fruity hops. Nice, different in taste and structure.
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during VCBW 2014 pouring a golden color with a small white head leaving spotty lacing behind. Aroma is citrusy and floral with hints of pine. Taste is a grainy and light fruity malt sweetness with a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely, this is a worthy IPA.
umich03jm (1930) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden orange with a big foamy head that fades to a very thick ring. Aromas are orange peel, peaches, flowers and pine. Taste somewhat juicy with peaches, oranges, and pineapple. Mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is not very good though. Very foamy, very dry. Ok IPA.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mostly clear copper under a thin foamy white head. Nose is weird, like tropical mango mixed with some aroma that reminds me of an aquarium. The flavor fares a bit better with fresh tropical juiciness like seeds of paradise and guava and mango, maybe some cantaloupe as well, with a gentle piney bitterness throughout with a caramell-ish sweetness supporting it. Ends a bit funny though with a bittersweet tone of earthy papaya and basil. Just a little disjointed.
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a bunch of this from a palís tap. Itís fairly unremarkable but not bad either. It seems sweet for the style, pretty chill hops wise as well. It has a nice smooth mouth feel on her and goes down easy, itís big white head sitting on the olí moustache. More of a Pale, it needs to take a trip to India and come back worthy of the title. There are better IPAs in Bend but this one will still make you smile.
ACHops (669) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours bright light orange with very thin white head. Aroma is oaky, earthy caramel malt with a hint of hop spiciness. Taste is somewhat muddled caramel malt, lightly sweet; with harshly bitter hops on the back. Some notes of pine and dank grass on the hops, not enough flavor to overcome the sharp bitterness though. Not a standout IPA, but better than previous ratings would suggest.