kryon (4020) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
On sample at southampton publick house.
This IPA has a quite buttery sweet start which moves over into a bitter finish. Id say its more of an englis style ipa. Hops are more typically english. Cant really find any american hoppyness here. MacBoost (1992) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pours a clear amber with an almost pure white head consisting of fine bubbles. A minute later that head is reduced to a ring. Aroma of biscuit, malts, bread and light hops dominate the nose. Flavor is very different - this is not an American style IPA by any means. This is pure Samuel Smiths all the way, even stealing from their malt profile. This is the very best the English have to offer, and even if it offends you, it is damn good. It’s not a caustic, over the top, enamel removing, chemical tasting hop bomb that most American IPA’s aspire to. This is a subtle, brooding IPA that will stab you in the back while you’re not looking. Fuck. This is a good beer. Beerathon (1680) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
This is a very average IPA. Barely pick up any hops in the nose. The taste is a bit dry with pine coming through. A golden orange pour out of a 12 oz bottle, with a think white head that did remain throughout drinking. Bov (13456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 15, 2012
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg hazy dark blond beer with a little persistent head; nice lace; hoppy aroma of apricots and peaches; light flowery tones; a good malt backbone and a gently sticky palate; a solid but not overwhelming bitterness; quite dry and long earthy and flowery hoppy finish where the fruity notes stay now in the background shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - APR 3, 2012
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a clear dark orange color. This bottle was definitely past it's expiration date. The aroma was hoppy but slighting rank. It might have been a good brew but my opinion might be skewed.
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Leafs93 (2344) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Pours deep reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma is light citrus and lots of caramel. Taste was more muted bitter and sweetness then other IPA’s. Maybe this was a bad or old bottle but it did not drink like an IPA at all.
mcmisko (362) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pours amber with a small cream head. Smells floral, fruity, and biscuit. Taste is a balance of caramel and hops, with some citrus notes. After taste is dry, but not super bitter. This is less bitter than a lot of ipas, and is straight forward and pretty simple. Not bad and is sure to please most ipa drinkers. zvikar (6632) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel. Pours an hazy orange to yellow with no head, aroma of lemon, citrus skin, bitterness, flavor is bitter with some citrus skin, biscuit maltiness, medium bodied Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
Unclear yellow of color with an off white head. An aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel, malt and fresh. A flavor with grapefruit, citrus, caramel and an oily texture. PhilDBrewer (61) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with 1in white head. Good lacing. Well carbonated. Grapefruit, pine, and clove aroma. Tastes of grapefruit and malt. Only slightly bitter. Overall a nice beer, but I prefer a more distinct IPA.