Iphonephan (7486) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
On draft at Noble Hops in Tucson. Pours a hazy dark copper with an off white head. Fruity aroma. Some grassy and pine notes with some citrus peel. Bitter finish. elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 23, 2013
Aroma of pine, chocolate with floral hints. Cloudy gold with foam head. Sweet with bitter aftertaste. Not bad daniele (9888) - ITALY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle ambrata velata schiuma abbondante note maltate caramello resinoso discrete note agrumate corpo medio buona amaro piuttosto bilanciato CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pretty good IPA. Standard issue color, aroma, etc. this one is balanced and subdued, very easy drinking. Be a good "starter" IPA for the uninitiated.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Alengrin (5902) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Tasted from a bottle I bought online somewhere. West Coast IPA with splendidly deep orange blonde colour, clear with quiet fizz but a hazy amber with deposit, under an irregular, creamy, thickly and broadly lacing, off-white, quite thick and stable head. ’Dank’ aroma of pine resin, rotting hay, pink grapefruit, fresh hemp, nettles, wormwood, orange peel, pineapple, basil, peaches in syrup, drying tomato, honey, gooseberries, samphire. Taste starts with a pleasant, sweetish-sourish fruitiness of pineapple, sour berries and apple paired with a weedy, hoppy ’celery saltiness’ from the start, as is not unusual for the style, (very) minerally and quite refreshing; a decidedly caramelly and somewhat nutty, lightly toasted maltiness underlies, gentle and mellow, with the spiciness of the hops playing on top of it and gaining strength in the process, unambiguously showing the way to a finish of resinous, spicy, citrussy hop bitterness lasting for a long time, yet remaining gentle enough to leave room for some subtle ’butterscotch’-like malt sweetishness to shine through; the initial saltiness accompanies the whole palate and seems to increase even in the end, adding further ’drought’, making me all the more thirsty yet bothering me a bit in the end, resulting in a kind of clear salty taste not unlike bakingsoda, lingering for a long time. Alcohol remains fairly well hidden. In all: a rather typical example of the style, but perhaps a bit ’too’ typical, delivering what anyone would expect from it, but not really distinguishing itself from its countless congeners. Still, I quite enjoyed it, and it did revive the hophead in me, though this saltiness was just a bit too much - I’d rather have hop bitterness staying with me. Just needs some more ’umph’ and could do with a little more body as well.
Idiosynkrasie (8216) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, amber colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Close resemblance to the "White Witch" but with more pronounced citrusy fruitiness (grapefruit, lemon) in aroma and taste. Beerhunter111 (23288) - Beerland, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours almost clear orange golden colour with a mid-sized good lasting off-white head. Aroma of mild fruity fresh hops, grass. Taste of medium bitter hops, tropical fruits, leading to a bitter finish, alright! kanaclane (558) - - APR 10, 2017
Nez: Fruits exotiques, agrumes, résineux
Bouche: Caramel, ananas, mandarine, résineux, florale
Une bonne IPA illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
On tap at the Parish Publick House in Santa Cruz. Dark gold color with a nice lasting cap of white head. Lots of thick lacing. Aroma is pretty weak. Lots of pale malt, some citrus, and a dash of grassy and earthy hops. Flavor is toasty and malty with a grassy grapefruity hoppiness. Lightly bitter but too malty overall.