dkrep (10) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best pale ales you can find. Love the single hop focus, love citra hops. Fresh this is amazing, but even a month old it still rocks. Believe the hype, this is a great beer.
camborne (590) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yep this one rocks. Growler fill at Casanova in Hudson. Really fruity with big time citrus and tropical notes. This finish on this was amazing.
kkleu357 (75) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at bbq brick house in Madison. Nice lemony pine smell. Very cloudy yellow orange color. White head. Nice refreshing taste. Very citrusy. Slightly bitter, mostly on the back end. Solid easy drinking brew.
VIBhunter (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a snifter tasting glass from a growler.
Aroma- Very clean, fresh, vibrant hoppiness, citrus and floral smell.
Appearance - Poured golden orange with a good two finger head. Has good lacing at top of glass.
Taste- Full of complex citrus flavors... grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and papaya.
Palate- Mouth feel was medium bodied with multiple flavors similar to the taste. It has a crisp, clean, and nice subtle sweetness to the finish.
Overall - It is a very easy drinking beer that is well balanced.
I am not a big IPA or APA drinker but this beer threw me off... meaning I found a APA I actually really like. This beer is so good that I finished a whole growler. I went back to the neighborhood pub and got two more growlers to share with friends and families the following weekend.
DenverLogan (661) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with small head and lace. Light hoppy aroma. flavors of straw and grapefruit hops, spicy pepper. Overall tasty with some complexity.
BoostIPA (976) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from box aroma, pours a Budweiser color with a nice white head. Pretty puffy head. Aromas of citrus fruit, some juicy hops. Taste is a nice hop expression, a showcase of the hop without unneeded bitterness or harshness. Pretty flavorful, tropical, even a bit sweet. Nicely done.
piscator34 (1843) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler sample via and shared with oakbluff. Cloudy orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of raw citrusy hop cones, under ripe peach and tropical fruit pulp. More of the citrus and tropical fruit notes in the mouth, along with some herbal and chalky elements. Light bodied and not very bitter considering the insane level of hops. Not at all balanced in the traditional sense, but who really cares? This beer is awesome!
oakbluff (403) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Casanovaís in Hudson, Wisc. Pours a cloudy tangerine colour, not much for head, slight lacing. Nose- big blast of citra goodness. mangos, peach and other sweet tropical fruits. Taste- same tropical fruits come through from the nose along with pineapple and slight herbal quality. The pale malts add just the right firmness to the brew and donít get in the way of the hops. Super fresh and crazy quaffable. The bitterness of the hops finally come through on the finish just enough to keep the mouth watering for more. Great stuff
Hopped_Silly (348) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Bytemesis.. Thank you! A damn fine PA. Concentrated aromas of tropical fruit, primarily mango, with some pineapple, sweet grapefruit and cat piss. Enjoyable mouthfeel, weight and carbonation on palate.. with a balanced bitterness.. and a hint of sweetness, that really makes the fruit pop. Well balanced. Tropical flavors follow through on the palate, with layers of ripe mango, juicy peach, and a some bitter citrus/grapefruit/resin... Overall, an impressive, balanced PA, with a ton of fruit and complex finish... with even more complexities as the beer warmed. Glad I got to try this..
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A very dry fruity-grassy-piney blonde pale ale.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh one week after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Slightly cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: Highly aromatic hoppy nose with plenty of the usual tropical and exotic fruits that I get from Citra IPAs but this one has is a little less cat urine and a little more dry grass than more Citra IPAs Iíve had. Body is lean and crispy with an active carbonation. Malt backbone is very very crisp and with a very low sweetness sensation. Feeling of crackery cereals, dry biscuits, dry hay and dry straws. Then fruity hops (tropical, exotic, citrusy) with sundried grass and pine-cones. The hops fruitiness has a fruit skin character. Short bitterness of medium intensity. Too dry to be considered really refreshing but the drinkability is through the roof. Something almost attic-rustic in the dryness character of the beer. I loved that beer. I like beers that are as dry as my humor and I hope my father dies on Motherís Day so I have great comedy material for that day.