JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2017 OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a crystal clear reddish amber with thick off-white head. Plenty of lacing.
S - Pine, some steely caramel, muted citrus.
T - Wow! Way better than the nose. Pine, mint, bitter grapefruit rind, toasty biscuty caramel malt base, strawberry/citrus sweetness. Sweet herbal mint end the dry finish.
M - Medium body, great carbonation.
Very balanced with enough of a hop punch to satisfy. Aroma needs works but this is a great tasting IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Amber color with a taller, ecru colored head. Nice lace. Citrus, pine and spice in the aromas. A hint of caramel in the background. Not enough malt depth for me. Seems thin in flavor for the lack of malt. Malt does show up a bit in the finish, but I still am looking for something to chew on. 3/13
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Hazy amber color with an off white head. Earthy,some citrus, and some bread. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2015
The head drops pretty quickly.. nice lacing ... decent cap... the brew is a hazed light amber.
Nose has a good pungent hoppiness.. grapefruit zest and pine comb.. with an interesting tropical fruity profile... odd.. the malts seem a touch too high and even show some dark toast....
Big bitterness out of the gate.. the bitter bite blows things out of the water.. citrus and something that I associate with more tropical hops.... maybe some melon... but the flavor pretty much drops into the bitterness and trails on forever... some dry toasty malt presence shows on the finish with shelf warmth.
Bitter --- hoppy --- bitter again ... seems thin with malts ... definitely one dimensional... A decent PNW IPA, but loses all the intricacies...
I doubt I will buy this one again... odd and not that good... and certainly not very enjoyable. rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 20, 2015
355ml bottle. Light unclear orange amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. jamaty (2268) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar clara, espuma excelente. Rico aroma. Maracuyá, pomelo…Amargor lupulado, suave, cremosa. Cuerpo medio. Galleta tostada en la base, y muy lupulada, cítrica sobre todo. Final amargo semiseco. Bebible para 7º. Notable.
mithe (1982) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2015
(Bottle 0,355l from Ogar (Brno))
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma: Malty, sweet, biscuit/bread (freshly baked muffins), some sweet fruits/berries/stonefruits.
Appearance: Cloudy, dark orange color. Medium, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Light sticky texture. Long bitter finish.
Overall: Nice, tasty.
"eh. maybe getting old. nice-ish floral and citrus aroma, flavor shows a little more spice than expected, but the malt is too prevelant. had a nelson iipa today that was much better." Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
355 ml bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is hoppy, balanced with a lot of marmalade. Taste has lots of pine, resin and marmalade SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Henry’s: Created a thick pillow of white head while the liquid was a sparkling clear golden color. In the aroma, my nose detects a lot of usage of hop pellets that give off the scents of a oily and buttery smell combined with some pine and citrus. The flavor is smooth and has notes of light citrus and earthy green hop pellets that give a well balanced bitter taste to the rest of the ingredients, particularly the malts and water. An excellent IPA that is easily quaffable and has some flavor to back it up. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12oz bottle -
A little more balance with this beer than the previous X-114 IPA. I don’t mind balance but I appreciate a hop-foward IPA too. The aroma is really floral, and the sweetness really amplifies the floral hop aspect. Flavor has a spicy malty/woody hop 1-2 punch going on. Some alcohol noticeable in the flavor but not out of control or anything. A nice IPA, but I did enjoy the X-114 more.