OminouSC2 (731) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2017 Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is a balanced ipa. At least as balanced as I like it. Has big malt presence like English/ traditional ipa but the hops still won't let that malt backbone win out. Which is wonderful. Bitter. The kind that sticks with you. Not the smoothest but gets high marks for the hop and malt play present!
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Orange color, large beige head. Aromas of malt, citrus, caramel, soap and grass. Medium bitter taste with grass, bread, resin and herbs. David Mertz (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Very good beer. Not too piney. El Barrio serves a nice tap. Birthday growler. wojanex (276) - warszawa, POLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Bardzo goryczkowe, bezkompromisowe, żadnych soczkowych dolewek: rasowa kalifornijska ipa. Może być. FunkyF (1218) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2017
På fat på Bishops Arms Örebro. Brunröd med smutsvitt skum. Doft av citrusfrukter. Lite väl besk smak med en del grape. Unde (1091) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2017
Beautiful looking orange to reddish, head went to the sides slowly. Little bit of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has nice caramel malt body, pines and grapefruit hops. Taste has sweet caramel malts, pines, resin and grapefruit hops with moderate bitterness. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Nice and malty IPA.
alexsdad06 (10473) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have lightly toasted malts, caramel, orange citrus, light resin, herbal notes, good, drinkable ipa. PatrickEthan (1) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2017 does not count
Aroma: Sweet with citrus, pine & grass overtones, only slight grapefruit scent <>
Appearance: A beautiful rust-gold color almost tending toward red <>
Taste: A nice rush of hops, finishing slowly, comes on for 10 seconds afterwards with bursts of sugar, citrus, pine, grass and grapefruit; delicious! <>
Palate: Slightly oily, lite acerbic bitterness, ripening towards the pine with only a little booziness <>
Overall: A highly drinkable IPA on the slightly sweet, piney-side with plenty of hops and a high-enough ABV (7%) to easily make it worth the admission price. At this level, and especially for the price ($9 for six-pack bottles) there may not be a better mid-level IPA. A current go-to beer for me. ReidBix (27) - - JUN 26, 2017
Pretty smooth IPA, bit of some fruity hops with a simple aftertaste. One of the easier IPAs to drink, but is still refreshing
- PotjeBier (3451) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
From can in front of De Bierkoning (had this on tap once, in California in 2009, pre-RB). Clear deep golden color. Off white head. Aroma’s of caramel, dark malts, bitter hops. Bitterness is more upfront retronasal. Flavor is bitter, with dark malts in the background. Medium bodied. Long firm bitter finish. Now I need to re-retry with a fresh one. bierkoning (13387) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017
From can. Straw, grass and citric hops in the aroma and flavor. A. Soft tartness. Grassy finish.