vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016 Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a copper/orange body with a gigantic, enormous (gigantinormous?) head. Off white, about 4 fingers thick and very sudsy. Leaves some impressive lcobweb acing as well. Good looking beer. Nose of soapy hops, citrus fruits, grass, pine and sweet caramel malts. Everything is a little muted compared to the best examples of the style, however. What is there is nice, and this beer has no noticeable flaws in the aroma department. Fore is fairly sweet with the caramel malts and citrus sweetness. Middle to back picks up a decent amount of bitterness and pine, along with some soapy hints. Finish is bitter, pine, citrus and malts. Lengthy. Medium bodied, could be a bit more oily for the style, but that’s a minor nitpick. This one is a bit underrated in my view, easy to drink and nothing glaring as far as flaws go.
Clowded orange, white small lacing foam head. Hoppy aroma and bitter taste, but not overwhelming both. Some citrus notes. (Velp 201601) deving17 (8) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Absolutely delicious, nice hoppy taste with not a bad after taste. Would recommend to all of my friends cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a dark gold with a thin head, the aroma is of very light hops, more grass than anything, the flavor is very light as well, not much there but a little bitterness in the finish, super boring. Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Grassy aroma with subtle pine. Taste is lightly bitter caramel. BrunoSanchez (190) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
IPA americana dal colore dorato con schiuma bianca. Al naso resinosa ed agrumata. In bocca bilanciata verso l’amaro del luppolo. Corpo medio e sapore di resina di pino un po troppo invadente che innalza la sensazione alcolica rendendo questa ale poco beverina. Finale persistente e secco.
rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but it was horrible. Flat. Too much caramel and just barely there hops. Somewhat cardboardy. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
drank straight from the bottle..pine,resin aroma..some citrus taste with hints of caramel,florals..grassy..not much to it. phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle from a buddy last night - thanks, Steve! Pours a clear orange with a fairly big white head. Malt-leaning IPA- caramel and sweet and pale malts atop minor citrus and pine Cascade hop bitterness. A little resin, a bit of grass and straw, but mostly malts lead the way here. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel that finishes dry. Not much to it. So-so. phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
The beasters of IPA. If I’m going camping or there’s a summer event and this is one of few options nearby I’ll pick it up. Very drinkable and twelve packs are priced nice. A good session IPA before session IPA became marketing by higher end breweries. Really at 5.8 this is at least balanced and that’s as low as an IPA should go. slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
pretty one dimensional ipa. i liked the cascade hop aroma, but the flavor was average at best...a little too tame for the style with not a whole lot going on."