Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber, with a thick off-white head that takes a respectable amount of time to reduce to a ring. Citrus hops, big malt, nuts, bread. Palate is gently hopped for an IPA, plenty of orange rind and notes of pine and spruce. Flavor is notably malty and biscuity, and the hops are very present, but not exhilarating in any way. Passable if somewhat pedestrian IPA. VertBaconStrips (2395) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 14, 2009
Poured out a small tan head with some retension on top of a hazy red/orange brew. Aroma is a mix of obvious apricot / orange hops, slight spice and a a malt that probally has some weak biscuit quality. Smells clean. Taste is a little different with the hops not being overpowering and the malts playing more of a role. Sweet, tangy cirtus flavours and the biscuit malt are well blended. Some pine can be tasted. There is an excellent long lasting deep bitterness, not a sharp one. Fairly smooth and creamy with OK carbonation. An interesting twist on the style - I think I will re-review this one due to the hour or so that I left it in the glass. Not sold on this one, but if you want to stay away from an all-hop IPA, this is a good option as you still get a decent dose of bitterness, but, I don’t know...it’s just different. Appealing? Maybe not as I like my IPA’s bitter to the point of pain and overflowing with flavour. I could’ve rated this a 3.5 or a 2.5....need another one. Probally more malt domination that I had expected. Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Body was brown and relatively clear slightly red when held up the light small tan cap with bla retention and lacing, nothing standing out for the look of this brew. Hops are at the front of the aroma as they should be but they’re not as insane as most North American IPA’s go, a smooth maltiness rounds out the smell. I think the main problem I’m having with the aroma of this IPA is that the hops smell more sweet and candy like then cirusy. Taste is all sweet hops a touch of coffee and some darker tasting malts, there is a slight citrus taste in the finish. This IPA was drinkable it didn’t taste bad but I can think of many many others I would grab before I grab this one again. Review done while watching Night at the museum. JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
Deep amber beer with a thick sticky white head. Aroma is quite caramelly with a fairly prominent earthy/spicy hop nose. The yeast is quite UK-ish with a touch of light berryish fruitiness. Fairly chewy, biscuity malt backbond. Quite fresh and well balanced with a moderate hoppy bitterness. It’s nice but it could be drier and have more hop flavour. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
Orange-amber in colour with a large lingering and rather creamy off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is sugary sweet, light citrus hops, some oranges and soap. The flavour is of tropical fruits, moderate bitterness, some earthy notes, dough, light caramel malt sweetness. Moderately bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, high carbonation. Finishes medium length and the carbonation picks up.
pivnizub (10762) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2009
A highly carbonated IPA. It was pretty drinkable although not overly flavourful.
341ml bottle obtained in a trade with piscator34, thanks Kris.
Opened on August 10, 2008.
Bottle (courtesy of joss!): A bit hazy, copper coloured, huge persistent beige head; very aromatic, a bit perfumed, hoppy nose with a solid caramelly background and hidden fruity traces; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, creamy MF, medium bodied; sourish sweetish-fruity finish with a hoppy "tail". Very drinkable, not too perfect......... Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Pours a great golden in color with very little head and very fine, low carbonation. Aroma is so heavy of Marris Otter that it’s really hard to smell anything else. The flavor starts off with a very small amount of citrus/sweet hops flavor but then moves into a very pungent almost an ashy/smokey Maris malt punch. The beer is pretty good overall but not what I would typically classify as an IPA. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops with sweetness. The flavor is very sweet and the hops provide a fruity flavor. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. I really like this brewery, but I was kind of disapointed by this one. JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2008
Huge dense head, between cream--colour and mango over reddish-brown/amber beer. Very nice nose of exotic fruit, hops with touches of mango, lytchee, grapefruit. Some cookey malts playing hide-and-seek behind. Hoppy, sourish-bitterish taste, just overclashing a cakey sweet-matly underbuild. Less fruity than the nose, if still quite nice. Grapey, bitter(ish) oranges, some lytchee left. On the reverse side of the coin, the finish is metallic-bitter, much more crude. Not really full-bodied, bit mineral water quality. The nose is fantastic. The rest OK to more than OK. Danke, joss jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Tropical fruit aroma (mangoes, peaches) Dark amber with a nice creamy tanned head. Light smoked, earthy, roasted notes, light body,edgy bitter hop notes. Woodsmoke retronasal.