fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Clear amber color. It starts with a quite nice hop aroma, almost fleshy, meaty; then it turns more into toffee. Medium body, with a sweet toffee flavor, soft mouthfeel, strong but not aggressive bitterness. The hops show both some resiny and fruity character, but the final gets a cookie character too. An original American Pale Ale. Theydon_Bois (20628) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Very lightly hazed golden amber.
Nose is caramel malt, spice, orange pith, grapefruit vibes.
Taste comprises toasted malt, pine cloak, grapefruit, spice, bread dough, caramel malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly skunked hop notes.
Ok IPA. harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Clear deep amber colour lasting beige head. Toffee grapefruit american ipa aroma. Ok bitterness. A little lacking in the malt depth. Some crystalline toffee flavour. It’s fine. Not too exciting but competent enough. Quite like the slightly toast bitter finish. Ok. Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Hazy amber. Thick head. Herbal, woody hop aroma is a little faint. Fruity-berryish hop character and fairly low bitterness. Poorly extracted malts. Kind of watery. chrisv10 (18498) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and bitter and aroma hops.
TBone (18225) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2012
[email protected]jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Clear copper color, steady off-white head. Sweet, berry-honeyish, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, woody, a bit medicinal hoppyness in the flavor. Some odd spices?
Amber pour with a decent head. Floral hop aroma. Taste is hoppy malt. Smooth finish. Rated 8/6/08 brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
A: Copper in color, a bit of foam but not really any lacing.
S: Some citrus hop presence, lots of malt.
T: Some pine, some citrus flavor, malt, and a bitter, astringent aftertaste.
M: Lighter side in terms of body, moderate carbonation.
D: Decent, not really what I was hoping for in an IPA. Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Draft - Sweet grapefruit and caramel. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Lots of candy caramel with a piney, grapefruit and a balanced bitterness. Nice but a bit on the sweet side. bhensonb (15758) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle from T’s Liquor in Tempe, AZ. Pours amber with a decent beige head. Fruity hop aroma over mild caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is resin and fruit (citrus?) over caramel. It seems a bit harsh, but arguably balanced. Not a smooth one.