Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Best by 01/13/16. Sounds pretty fresh for me for a session IPA starting with an ABV of 4.5.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy to semi-transparent transparent golden color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated barely leaving any lacing.
The smell started off with a sharp citrus somewhat bitter with an underlying sweet to bitter pine to blend.
The taste was moderately bitter with an underscore of bitter piney-ness. There’s a lingering bitter piney aftertaste leading into a slight dry sweet citrus finish. Different, but nice.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a nice harsh bitterness to pound my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good session IPA that I would have again. olio (10668) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2015 Tap @ Cellar 3, Poway.laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Pours golden color with a small head. Citric aroma, pine, grassy notes and hops. Citric fruity flavor, grapefruits, grass and gooseberries.
Draught @ Cellar 3. Aroma has fruit candy and some tropical fruits. Flavour has biscuity malt, cereal, some citrus, mild menthol and grassy hops. Somewhat refreshing. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3 Brewing, Poway, CA. Pours a clear golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh Citra hops, quite strong herbal notes and grains. Flavour of crisp juicy hops, a bit of biscuit, gooseberries and white bread. Nice and easy. tiong (7737) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Cellar 3, Poway, CA
willisread (3799) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours clear yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy fruits, zesty citrus, pine and resin. Taste is grainy malty, hoppy and resinous with some grass and citrus. Finish is smooth, grainy and worty with some hoppiness. Okay, feels a bit raw though.
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Rerate on tap at CBM Awajicho. Bottle from Tanakaya. Clear gold with a small white head. Strong aromas of citrus and pine with a hint of cracker. Taste is similar, crackers, grapefruit, pine, lemon and orange. Fairly spiky bitter finish. Enjoyable. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is decent. Perfume pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Tastes pretty bitter and dank. Citrus and pine mostly. Not very smooth. Rough finish. Meh. hershiser2 (3819) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Buck eighty-five for a bottle at Wine Warehouse. Deep golden with a small white head. Smells of hops. Taste is watery hops, followed by a burnt nutty malt. Um. Not really a fan, but I wou;wouldn’t say it’s bad. Scopey (16223) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle from GBBF 2015. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is fresh, bright grapefruit, clean lemon, bergamot and toasty grain. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, straw, grapefruit, lemony sherbet, toasty grain, light bread and some minerals with a refreshingly dry finish. Light - medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Decent session gear. uhclem (431) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2015
22oz bomber. Good citrus and pine aroma. Taste is unbalanced, but I can’t put my finger on it. I’m glad I drank it but I wouldn’t want a steady diet of it.