BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Kind of a rich orange pour with a small foamy white head - not bad looking. Lots of caramel with some cardboard in the aroma - ugg. Nose is hoppier than the taste. Note a great brew here. ronaldtheriot (1919) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bass IPA has a medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and a little lacing left behind. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, brown bread crust, subdued hops, and sweetness. Taste is of those elements, with hop bitterness that tastes like hops, rather than grape fruit or pine oil. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly slick, and Bass IPA finishes semi-dry, refreshing, easy going, and delicious. They nailed it! RJT dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Drank from bottle,
I had this the other night to get it off the shelf because it just wont sell, very week for an IPA. The taste of caramel threw me off. It wasn’t hoppy enough to be a true IPA. Very, very meh. Pershing (559) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Clear Amber with a medium amount of carbonation. Frothy off white head. with a little hope aroma. A true English lightly hoped IPA. Medium body with more malt than hops which is good. Nice clean finish. dman999 (15) - - AUG 23, 2013
Nice malt aroma. Not as hoppy as american india pale ales. Malt balances nicely with the mild hops.
dlihcsnatas (740) - Temple, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Looked good in the glass, copper color with nice head. But that caramel smell with little hops quickly lowered my expectations and then there was the taste. Loaded too much with caramel malts for an IPA and the hops are there but end up taking back stage to the malts. Poor excuse for an IPA.
Had to come back to this one, got a 6 pack of it, 4 more to go. I might would give this a better rating if it was labled an amber ale or even a fall seasonal. This is something I might go for in fall but not 101 degree summer. So AB/Inbev take the IPA off the label! DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, noble hops, a bit vegetal. Tastes noble hoppy, tart, somewhat dry, bittter, and has an odd tasting acidic metallic bitter finish. This one is sub par. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Not a bad IPA, but hardly a standout in a style with so many standouts. Pours a nice copper with decent off white head and some moderate lacing. Nose is very malty with strong caramel notes. Flavors are much hoppier than the nose, very dry, and lingering on the palate. Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours golden reddish. Smell is hoppy with a hint of toffee. The taste is the same but very thin. Ehhhh.
jgb9348 (6194) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Deep amber coloured body with hints of mahogany and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head - I wish I could say that it didn’t look good, but it does. Aroma of pale malt, cardboard, pool water, earth, toffee, nuts and a bit of super light english hops. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent earthy and toffee sweetness with a little bitterness, although not seemingly from the hops - just from the metal. Aftertaste shows a bit more caramel and toffee notes with some hints of earth and the tiniest amount of hops. Overall, I knew this wouldn’t be anywhere close to an American IPA, but this one was just bad, even by british standards. Not really worth searching out, unless you want to see a poorly executed attempt at an IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Wegman’s in Sterling, Virginia on 03-May-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 22-July-2013.