dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fresh hop aroma. Dirty gold in color with a nice head. Flavor is dominated by the fresh hops.
Notes: GABF ’09
YantarCoast (836) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint bottle. Pours gold with a medium creamy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, piney hops. Taste is bitter, mango, grass.
Darkmagus82 (2217) - - JUN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours an orange amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a grapefruit citrus and some sweeter fruit of a tropical nature (papaya, tangerine and mango) with some harvest fruit of apple and peach as well. Along with the nice fruity smells, comes a bit of a pine and grassy smell as well as some hay. Overall the aroma is quite nice.
Taste – The taste begins with a great grapefruit hop taste that is mixed with the sweetness of tropical fruits and harvest fruits that were present in the nose. There is a little bit of a doughiness upfront which fades as the taste advances and is replaced by some toasted bready tastes mixed with a little bit more fruitiness. While the fruitiness increases a bit in intensity, hop flavors of resinous pine and a bit of grass come to the tongue, leaving one with a rather flavorful and smooth hopped up taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of fruity, dank and lightly toasted flavors the feel is fantastic and makes for one easy drinking but robust drinker.
Overall – I rather enjoyed this brew. It has a ton of different flavors that all melded together well. Along with the great nose and feel, the combination of attributes made for a very nice drinking brew.
thepatrickman (693) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle carried across the country by a good friend. This is a great benchmark of a West Coast IPA. It’s clean and neutral, super clear and firmly bitter. It didn’t shake any of my dearly held beliefs, but who wants a beer to do that anyway?
ADfan (797) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass it has a light amber color with a nice head. Aroma of citrus and some pine. The taste has more citrus with some mango and malts. Good balance with a long finish.
Banksiz (80) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mainly a piney-hoppy nose with some maltiness and a little honey and stone fruit as it warms up. Bitter with a medium-heavy mouth feel. Finish is a little too bitter for me. Good IPA, but in a beer at 6.8% ABV, I’d like to see a bit more depth and complexity to the flavor.
NikkTwist (2561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy gold pour with soapy off-white foam. Messy lace. Juicy sweet amber fruits. Grassy citrus hops. Apricots. Honey tangerines. Pineapple. Lemon pith. Pine needles. Medium caramel malts. Fairly full body. Slightly harsh lingering finish.
altonbrownd (5290) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket. Nice gold body with medium head. Nose is malty, citrus, fruits. Taste is also fruits, hops. Nicely balanced. Good finish.
MattH (750) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold pour. Aroma is juicy fruit gum, citrus and pine. Flavor is same as the aroma. Finish is moderately bitter. Carbonation is fine and tingly.
Luvystypotables (1515) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A piney floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Pours a clear gold color with a lasting white head with tight lacing and medium carbonation. A dry feel with a pine resin hop taste with a bitter hop finish.
donandres (287) - , Washington, USA - APR 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: light amber, clear, minimal head head, lacing
A: hoppy aroma
T: very bitter, medium sweetness,
MF:long finish, medium body, creamy, lively carbonation
OA: Very good beer. ok to repeat, look for
Drank: April 21, 2016