DYCSoccer17 (3675) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Bel-Air in Woodland, CA. The aroma on this a little spicy, cheesy, and herbal. Mostly stale hop notes. Light toasted malts. Not much exciting here. Scantly hazy orange body with a medium, fairly strong cream-colored head present. Starts rather pointed with a good amount of bitter hop character. Again, I get this funky cheesy character to the hops. Light toffee malt sweetness in the middle, before this becomes a little more herbal, earthy, and bitter. I suppose this is well-balanced, but the aroma is severely lacking, and the hops just don’t seem as vibrant as they should. Seems kind of "dirty".
HogTownHarry (6512) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 27, 2012 - bomber shared with blankboy c/o B. Clear coppery gold with a smallish lasting creamy/fizzy off-white head. Smells floral with solid cereal grain and a touch of spice, not much alcohol - light but refreshing ... not as aggressively sweet and boozy as many of their offerings. Quite bitter tasting, but that fades to a simpler mix of strong cereal grain and lighter floral/herbal bitterness, not too much alcohol. Average body, tons of carbonation, medium-quick finish, bitter linger and not very sweet at all - I kept expecting it to get boozy and/or cloying.
rajendra82 (1071) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, amber colored body, with a big, two finger thick head full of craggy foam. The smell was very hoppy indeed, evoking grapefruit and mandarin orange slices. The taste was a citric and bitter affair, and very clean. The malt backbone was a little nondescript, and I think this could have used a bit more body. If this was ever tweaked up to a DIPA, it would be phenomenal.
cards04 (2732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty peach colour. Hoppy, floral aromas...caramel too. Malty and sweet flavours followed by a nice piney, hoppy finish...nice mouthfeel. Very nice.
smlins (5) - - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle carmel and nutty aroma. The color is a murky light honey. The taste was dry, less hoppy than expected and it quickly dissipated.
douglas88 (8831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank at GABF 2012. Pours a light copper color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity nose with some light apricot. The flavor is a smooth bitter hop bite with, light pine, decent.
gnoff (9933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "Coney Island - Hop Manna Hebrew IPA".
Clear golden color, white head. SWeet, herbal, hoppy scent. Herbal hoppy taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, high bitterness.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with nice head. Very heavy citrus, some pine and acidity. Flavor follow aroma, with strong hop bite. Light for a double, but very good. Like this much better than Lenny's.
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BroSpud (2141) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours amber with a two finger white head. Big hop aroma with citrus and pine flavors and all good things that IPAs should be. Really well done.
Maris (1450) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 1 Pt 6 Fl Oz bottle on 8/10/2012. Pours a medium to dark golden with a big fluffy white head. Has a very pleasant floral, fruity, resiny hop aroma. The flavour follows suit, with sweet citrus fruit (especially orange and mandarin) up front, followed by a big sticky, resiny, piney hop bitterness, with just a touch of grapefruit. Not too much maltiness is evident, but this is none the less a lovely, well balanced fruit/hop driven IPA.