bhensonb (15757) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from the Pangaea Bottle Shop. Pours hazy light golden amber with a transient white head. Aroma is roast caramel with some floral/citrus. Flavor is roast caramel with some sturdy citrus/grapefruit rind. It’s very pleasant. It’s very bitter. Fruity and floral. Quite a hop mix! bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Grapefruti aroma. Grapefrtui and pine flavor. Medium bolldied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Amber in colour with nice thick creamy white head. Big hop floral nose. Big hop bitterness. Flavour is very similar Mac’s Sassy Red. Is more of an amber ale than IPA, but still very refreshing. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2014
I take reviewing beer rather seriously. I like to savour beers that are fine examples of their style, search for exotic beers on shop shelves and physically go to breweries to find new beers to review. For this particular beer, I made sure that I didn’t just assess the one. It came in a six pack and a few of those got a bloody good seeing to.
First of all, it appeared orange in the glass with a temporary white head that left good lace down the glass. Aromas of dry caramel, orange peel, gooseberry and grapefruit translate easily into the flavour with a nice bite of bitterness. It was easy, approachable and sessionable.
I looked at some of the other reviews that I felt were a little too critical and to an extent, they’re fair enough. However, this is one of those beers that will warm the nervous first timer to the style and provide those who take their beers seriously something to look for in the fridge of their local as it becomes more widely spread. I would buy this beer again, quite happily. reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with some spice and light toasted grains. Taste is a light fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a light citrus and pine hop bitterness. Light bodied with good carbonation that tickles the palate. Overall, a well crafted session IPA that is sure to please most IPA lovers, especially those interested in trying the style for the first time.
cards04 (2921) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
A nice ipa. New to the Manitoba market. Sampled at flatlanders beer festival. Nice dry ipa fueled by pine and earthy hops. Quite nice. Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a hazy copper colour with small white head. Aroma is overripe tropical fruits. Taste is fruity with a little bitterness. Decent beer. Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled. A pale amber beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of flowers, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, flowery and spicy hops, leading to a bitter finish. TedE (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
330ml bottle on Christchurch tram restaurant. Hazy amber beer with thin head. Deep malt nose. Easy-drinking, slight fizz. Earthy bitter finish with touches of stonefruit. Chalky mouthfeel. Nice quaffer. AshtonMcCobb (6916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2013
33cl bottle from Vino.
Appearance - cloudy orange with a slim head which disappears fairly quickly.
Nose - honey and cereal, just a touch of citrus.
Taste - more of the same but not quite as refreshing as the nose suggests. Some soapiness on top of the honey and malt.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a similar texture and a clean finish.
Overall - a solid and very sessionable IPA.