DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012bwy (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Among my New Year’s Resolutions is that I will try better to enjoy IPAs as soon I buy them and not make the excuse of "seeing how these age." So I just got this loose bottle at Binny’s. Has a friendly, hoppy smell right under the cap. If I’m not mistaken, both English earthy bitterness and a bit of American pine in here. Pours a puffy head over a golden, slightly amber beer, well-filtered, with a swirl of bubbles. Taste seems to have malt and hops running on separate tracks here. By now I think the Pacific hops are in the majority, focus on pine flavors, but with some extra bitterness besides. malts are quite distinct, with just a bit of light toast to them. Probably much sweeter than I’m tasting here, thanks to the extra bitterness. There should probably more distinct hop character beyond the mere bitterness, but I guess that’s the profile they want to achieve, so go right on ahead, guys.
Loved it! Very bready/malty. Heavier mouth feel but so smooth. In short, fantastic balance.
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 22 Bricks (1118) - Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Appearance is mediocre, aroma very malty. Taste is bitter, lacks character. Mediocre at best. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Hazed golden color with a smallish, but stable off-white head. Light citrus and yeast aromas. Hints of sweet wheat and malt. Fairly dry from the start. Mild grapefruit zest hops lead the way and charge to the finish. Some spiciness, but not a clean, clear zip, but a mix of old spices. Some woody malt in the linger. I done know if this one survived the voyage. 6/10
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a golden orange big fluffy head. Aromas of fruity hops and piney hops. Astringent mouthfeel with alot of hops throughout... Msgriffi (48) - - MAY 17, 2016
Nice mouthfeel because bottle carbonated. Head dissolved fast. Great hop aroma. Bread like malt with caramel have the malt of and English style, then gives way to strong citrus hops. Lemon, grapefruit, a touch orange, grass, a touch pungent finish. A bit sticky but with lighter body. English style up front but finishes bitter and a touch acidic and spicy to me.
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KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bright green nose when pouring then disappears. Darker yellow pour. Bitter and dull, toasted malts with the hoppy bitterness Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Shaw’s, best by 4/2/16. Pours a hazy yellow with minimal head and some light lacing. Citrus aroma, lots of malt, balanced nicely with a medium hop finish. Pretty easy drinking for an IPA, more malt than hops. justinz91 (34) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey IPA poured from bottle to glass. Definitely could tell this is an IPA by the bitter taste and after taste. Very good mouth feel great carbonation, Taste is very bitter, Aroma is coffee, Color is golden, minimal head, lively carbonation, and bitter finish. Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Hazy pale golden, thin soapy head, nice lacing.BeerAnonX (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2015 does not count
Aroma is biscuty malts, floral and citrus hops.
Flavor is bready, toasty, grainy malts, spicy, grassy hops. Nicely balanced English IPA.
Slight aroma. Clear golden color with little foam with white lacing on the glass. Good beer for trying it out. But not so exciting or flavorful to be a personal favorite. A little bittery aftertaste.