Ktwse (5246) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017 NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles shared by the Ale Syndicate guys. Pours a paler gold, good clarity. White head. Nose is fresh hops, kind of old school. Citrus and resin, toasty malt. Straightforward, in a good way. Low floral. On tasting, sharp and overbearing bitterness. Medium-low sweetness. Crisp and clean but the bitterness is too aggressive/harsh. Tone that back and the balance will come together.
Pours clear copper amber with low white head. Aroma of some fruit notes, malt, light resin. Taste is malt forward, mild sweet, light bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation. ebone1988 (2018) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Aroma is tropical fruit, malt, bitter pine, citrus, grass. Appearance is amber, off white head, clear. Taste is iced tea, lemon, pine, malt, not really hoppy. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, malty citrus aftertaste. Overall, eh. Ok I guess. wlajwl (6946) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Aroma is pine, citrus and fresh yeast. The flavor is grapefruit, pine needles, Crystal hops, slightly English in character and a spicy/bitter finish. slowrunner77 (12466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Very aromatic and floral IPA. Bitter, but not west coast style, and not as fruity as east coast. Earthy and floral flavors as well. Good brew. jgb9348 (6392) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Rich copper and bronze coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright grassy and piney hops with a nice malt scent as well, coupled with some nuts and earthiness, but also a touch of sugars. Medium-bodied; Super nice fresh hop flavour with pine and resin the strongest along with a good malt backbone and some subtle caramel sweetness, but this is all about the fresh hops that show very well. Aftertaste is rich and very hoppy with a good deal of bitterness and citrus flavours on the finish with a great balance of malt as well. Overall, a very nice IPA that is distinctly NOT West-Coast styled, and it shows very well - definitely worth trying and/or packing up in a suitcase to bring home! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Chicago (Streeterville), Illinois on 11-May-2016 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 14-June-2016.
DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ Radio Maria.Clear medium gold, aroma and flavour are more cereal than hop centered. Weak. Ahuth (625) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottled. Has a cloudy taste. Has a light watery palate. Has a medium floral and grassy hop taste. Orange zest with a hint of gratefruit hops. The after taste has a light citrus taste. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle poured in a tulip. Cloudy burnt orange with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aroma is soap, bubblegum, citrus, peach, and pine. Flavor is citrus and pine with some tropical juicy fruit as well. Dry bready malts are in the background. Taste is somewhat dry throughout. Good IPA. ThirstyBird (2967) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with a hint of haze and a cream colored head. The smell is toasted grain, tangerine. The taste is as it smells with a dry yeasty end. Light with average carbonation. Zeswaft (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Amber copper color. Aroma and flavor of grapefruit hops. The profile is very similar to GI Honkers but turned up a notch. Flavor grows on you but not the bitterness. Not too shabby.