Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017 cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
coper color, aroma of pine, citrus fruits, toast, flavor of very sweet malts, caramel, citrus fruits, pine, little to sweet for me but good if you don’t like the big hop punch
From Feb 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
As a preface, I've had this one before I started reviewing. I'm glad I got a chance to revisit.
It pours from 12oz bottle a clear medium gold and a 1 finger head of foam.
The smell is nice mix of caramel malt and hops.
The taste on first sip has both caramel malt and hops at the forefront with the hops being mostly floral and quite bitter.
Further sips in and the hops take over giving my mouth a nice bitter embrace but the malt isn't exactly overwhelmed; it's always there providing a good balance and makes this IPA very drinkable.
The mouthfeel is medium and it finishes with some citrus bitterness. I've always liked this brew and I'd have it again anytime I can get the chance. vinivini (2998) - Gomel, BELARUS - OCT 22, 2017
Bottled about ten months ago. Clear amber pour. Well-lacing off-white head. Aroma: sweet malts, honey, distant fruit. Medium body. Bittersweet taste. Initially honey malts. Some caramel. The middle is much drier leading to medium bitter grapefruity finish. Well-tasting even being old. A fresher one would definitely smell better, too. eurekabrewer (45) - SPAIN - OCT 17, 2017
Buena aunque no mi favorita ni mucho menos entre las tantas americanas. Malta muy presente. En españa suele llegar en botella y algo vieja; lástima. ibrubeer (412) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 3, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 Draft @ Crowne Plaza LAX. Aroma a little citrus, little bready. Color is clear, Orangish amber with a thick white head that slowly fades, good lacing. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is initially citrus, followed by pine later. Clean though. Overall a pretty good IPA. Luneylane (233) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 30, 2017
A bottle from the basement of 101. Aroma: fresh bread, citrus fruit. Appearance: hazy amber, off-white lacing. Palate: medium-bodied and rather slick, lively carbonation, complex astringent finish. Taste: heavily bitter, pineapple, some vanilla. Not my favourite style, but a good example nonetheless.
gyhallmanti (666) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2017
35.5cl bottle at home. Pours a clear amber volour with a big creamy head. Aroma of graass, hops, malt, caramel, citrus, stonefruit. Taste is fairly sweet, medium bitter with a medium dry finis notes of grassy hops, malt, candy sugar, caramel, citrus. Texture is oily, medium bodied with moderate carbonation Scopey (15687) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Keg at BD Aberdeen. It pours hazy reddish - amber with with a small beige head. The aroma is fresh, bright, grapefruit, lemon pith, oily, piney, resinous, toffee and bready. The taste is dry, bitter, pithy, zesty, grapefruit, stingy pine, leather, peppery spice, alcohol and touch of toffee with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Decent IPA. MMR (832) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
Decent IPA, not too special in my experience but I enjoyed it nevertheless. BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Where: Pizzeria Paradiso, Hyattsville, MD.
How: Sampler pour on tap.
Pours orange-amber, slightly hazy with a one-finger head. Aroma is somewhat malty with citrus mixed in. Smells very refined and smooth - well done. Taste is malt-forward with a good dose of citrus. Very smooth flavor and well balanced. Moderate bitterness kicks in midway through. Very good west coast - really liked this one.
surething_ii (790) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2017
Can from Pivný raj.
Very nice IPA from California. Sweetish taste supported by good level of hoppiness. Lovely long bitter finish. Tasty.