tricksta_p (5017) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2017
From tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Aroma is fruity hops with tropical fruits, grapefruit, light pine resin with mild citrussy notes. Flavour is light sweet with a bitter finish. Body is medium. Proper fruity hoppy bitter Session IPA. MarcoDL (5315) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2017
Draft. Golden pour. Aroma and taste of citrus, crispy malt, soft grassy pine and fresh hop. Very drinkable and refreshing. sinfull (1778) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Hazy , golden color. Big , white head. Citrus , malt and herbs in aroma. Pleasantly bitter taste. Light and easy to drink. Tropical fruits all the way.
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DOC: 6/25/2017kingofhops (1) - - AUG 31, 2017 does not count
2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA
AROMA: Moderately strong hop aromatics of citrus and tropical fruit; candy. Minor grass character. No malt distinctiveness. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Pale orange hue (5-7 SRM); hazy body. Moderate off-white froth retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Fairly strong dry hop bitterness throughout. Citrusy flavor is most dominate throughout the first half, but not juicy per se. There is an underlying taste akin to tea leaves. Slight astringency due to dry, crushed vitamin-like bitterness. Malt offers balances but no character of its own. Palette is rather simple and repetitive overall. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: Light bodied; medium-high carbonation. Somewhat refreshing while in the mouth; but the aftertaste is a dry, somewhat astringent sensation. Sessionable at 4.5% ABV. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Technically it has what you want in a SIPA, but offers nothing new. Fine, but not great. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 34/50
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Superb. Utterly superb. My hunt for a sessionable IPA has come to a close with the discovery of this gem from the masters at SixPoint, home of one of my all time favorites, Hi-Res.
Great sessionable IPA's are very hard to pull off, but Lo-Res delivers the hop punch and light malt balance necessary to satisfy and keep quaffing without hitting the floor. It's almost like you're drinking hop juice alone. This beer is now in my fridge as a staple along with veggies and meats.
malvrich (341) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2017
2 month old can >stemless wine glass
A: Medium gold unclear with a small, fast falling head, lacing in sheets.
S: Muted scent of sweet limes and light toffee.
T: Tart and bitter at once. Lemon/lime with a little pith and zest. No malt sweetness but maybe a hint of sour dough.
M: Light and very crisply carbonated. Very slight resin on an otherwise clean dry finish.
O: Anticipated and wanted to love this but it doesn’t really stand out. $11.50/8 is a great price though and the can is pretty old. Surely better when fresh. Ron (4107) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Had this at Patty’s family party. Nice light IPA with a decent hoppy aroma and light hoppy citrus flavor with some grapefruit and light bitterness. Light malt too. commonmac (1313) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2017
12oz skinny can poured into tall tulip glass. Color gives a cloudy, thick impression with a lighter golden and orange tinge. Small white head with quality lacing. Nose is grassy with a heavy kick of citrus rind characteristics. Taste is more bitter than anticipated with plenty of flavor. Impressive effort to pack this much into a session IPA. Citrus rind plays a big role with pine resin coming through as well. Finish incorporates a bitter finish and a lingering aftertaste. I would spring for the hi-res version which carries a little more balance and a fuller, more well rounded mouthfeel. Overall it’s decent for the style. Bacchus66 (902) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2017
From tap. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Grapefruit, citrus, spruce aromas. Flavors are citrus fruit, mild hops, hay. Light bodied with a bitter hops finish.Overall a good session ale. Foxbush (2088) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Draft at Kickbacks in Jacksonville, FL. The ale poured a cloudy Amber color with a foamy white head. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. Floral hops greet you with some citrusy hops in the taste. Nice clean finish for this session IPA.