bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Poured from the bomber into an English pint glass. Light amber with minimal cream colored head. Aroma is primarily light and citrusy but there seem to be some dark fruit notes lurking in the background. Flavor has some biscuity malt up front with some earthy and citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and body is slightly heavy. Not a bad IPA, but I’m not seeing what all of the fuss is about? Wondering if I got an old bottle as there is no date, although it looks like other reviewers are having similar thoughts as of late, so perhaps a quality control issue? maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Bomber. Piney nose, with some citrus, quite fruity, and a bit of fumes. Light amber/orange color, fluffy thick head. Sweetish caramel initial, piney, peach, light tropical fruit (maybe mango), good bittering in finish. Medium heavy body. Fairly well balaced and very drinkable. Good. Sebilinz (2723) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malts fruits citrus and pines. Taste is malts with herbs and hints of fruits and pines. Aftertaste is bitter with some malty backbone. Nice one but I think to old. BeerSamizdat (6) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015 does not count
This is fairly ubiquitous around San Luis Obispo, CA, which is where it comes from; not quite Firestone Walker "805" ubiquitous, but easy to find on tap handles and in restaurants all around town. I picked up a bottle to close my Friday night down, and thought it was fine, just fine. It’s fresh, clean and piney, with a terrific aroma of hops bouncing out of the glass and into your nose canal. Really nice balance, with light bittering, 7% alcohol and crisp malts. Outside of pine there’s a faint hint of lemon, but not grapefruit. It is indeed hard for a "single" IPA to stand out these days, as legion of raters before me may have mentioned, but you’d do a lot worse than to drink the go-to IPA for hundreds if not thousands of Central Coast beer doggies. Habanero (4911) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear pale amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, peach and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Bule (2310) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12oz bottle drank from the bottle. Lots of different hop flavors that don't quite come together. Some fruity bitterness.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle camping in France. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, quite floral, tropical fruits and some pine. Flavor is very sweet, fruity bitter hops and very smooth. Great balance, very well drinkable IPA. hrabren (1950) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
0.33 bottle in Loop Hotel, Folka. Sharing with Vi?nja, Goran and Marko. Light hazy golden, white head. Light hoppy, tropical, seems old. Herbal from hops, light and watery, lacks aromas. Wouldn’t be bad otherwise. jaghana (6363) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle 355ml a clear copper beer with good head, retention and lacework. Nose is intense on hop resin, almond and coconut notes. Aroma is on caramel, licorice, hops resin, coconut, bitter almond, bergamote, green herb, sweet and quite bitter with long bitter duration. Good body, like the coconut oil side. caesar (7397) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB 15th June 2015, large sample. Clear golden color, medium slight off-white head. Aroma of cookie and biscuit, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Medium bitterness in taste, quite some cookie. Malts dominate, but that might also be because Biernavigatie and Melgers, brewers or distributors didnt provide fresh examples. Which sucks.