OldGrowth (3416) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Stumbling Goat. Sweet aroma. Orange, grapefruit. Brownish Orange color.. ok head and lace. Bittersweet flavor thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Well, not super in any stretch, but solid drinking ipa.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The beer pours golden amber in color with a finger of white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Sweet and malty. Lots of bread and caramel notes with a bit of toffee character. Lightly piney with some citrus peel along with a little bit of grass. Very minimal floral hop aromas. Slightly oxidized: a touch of cardboard.
T: The flavor is just more of the same. Stale hops giving off light citrus notes. Grass and pine with a little floral character to it. Pretty minimal bitterness and in fact, it’s fairly sweet and malty.
M: Medium in both body and carbonation.
O: Disappointing. Not at all what I like in DIPAs.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from trade (thanks McBerko). Pours a very clear amber with ample tan head and abundant lacing up the glass. Aroma is sweet malt and pungent PNW hops. Taste is a really nice balance between the chewy, sweet malt and the citrus and piney hops. Finish is lingeringly bitter and pleasing. Very solid IPA.
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub. Slightly hazy, yellow orange appearance with an off white head. Moderate to high citrus, piney hoppy nose. Slightly resiny, moderate to high piney hoppy, slightly citrusy hoppy flavor. Nice brew.
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 0,65ltr (bottle bought from Oregon)
Clear amber color, small white head, lace. Piney aroma with exotic fruityness. Medium-bodied. Flavor is similar to aroma: piney with sweetish fruityness: mango and pineapple. Also some buttery notes. Decent strong IPA.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark orange with some large chunks of sediment. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is a nice balance of bitter resinous herbal hops and light tropical fruit sweetness. Nice malt balance as well.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Gold and copper colored in appearance with creamy beige head. Lots of sharp and citrusy floral hops notes in the aroma with a little bit of candied orange and caramel. The taste starts out with ruby red grapefruit and earthy, resiny hops followed by some caramel malt, pine and tangerine. The body is slightly creamy with moderate carbonation levels and finishes mildly sweet and citrusy with a hint of alcohol at the end. The overall flavor borders on DIPA territory with lots of aggressive citrus and resinous hops characteristics. It certainly outdoes the Mongoose in the hops department.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA. Big fluffy head with lacing. Creamy body. Big malt body, lots of pine and grapefruit. You know, all the good stuff.
Zeswaft (1755) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generally, a grapefruit hop bomb. Delicious and always a go-to. 7.1% abv? Holla! $5.99 a bomber is pushing it, but always a good chose. I’m not sure why Hale’s still makes the regular Mongoose IPA. Supergoose is probably three times better in every beer tasting criteria.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice-looking beer. Deep orange with a fluffy head that leaves behind solid lace. Palate is smooth and very creamy. Very balanced. Malts are somewhat sweet with hints of bread dough and light caramel candy. Hops are floral and citrusy. Light spices in the background. Pleasant IPA.