nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Transparent, orange-tan color. Foamy off white head. The aroma is very pleasant, cool, flowery, fresh hops. Very smooth on the palate, mellow carbonation. A nice balance between the malt backbone and the dry hopping. A touch soapy. It lacks something body-wise, a little hollow. OK. A little too strong for itís own good, doesnít really mask the alcohol well after awhile.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can in trade from bhensonb I believe. Aroma is quite nice, plenty of citrus zest and pinesap, just like the description, caramel/crystal malt backbone. Flavor much the same, big juicy citrus character, fades through the middle, malt is starting to dominate. Pretty clean, well attenuated. Iíve had the can for some time now. Need to rerate this fresh, imagine itís pretty solid, and quite a bit underrated.
raphael (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
interesting aroma, almost viegary, but not in a bad way, then I think of cantaloupe, but not souring, just not overly sweet. a not too sweet fruity (along the border of cantaloupe & peach) in the flavor, then the hops wash in, contrasting but not clashing, fine balance with just a little hop harshness. almost white head, moderate on a clear slightly amber yellow, surprising warming finish. this is the first canned microbrew Iíve reviewed so was a little wary, fine brew,
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant floral aroma. Pillowy white head. Amber color. Good bitterness with no undesirable aftertaste. Solid IPA
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus and peach. Flavour is light malt, citrus and peach hop.
cheap (5305) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 On tap at MAd Mex. Looks like pale lager with a decent head. Smells sweet and perfumy. Big bitter taste with a little fruitiness in there that makes it almost palatable to the lager lover. At the end of each slug, its the same: big bitter hops then follows thru with the fruitiness. Very offensive, like the best IPA. Feel is oily soapy and mouth coating. On style.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can->tulip: Pours a huge, white, rocky head that exhibits great lacing atop a clear, orange body that is nicely carbonated. Aroma of citrus and hops. Medium bodied, finishes bitterly, being only moderately bitter on the tongue and a hint of sweetness. Flavorís duration is medium.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can courtesy Jay. Golden and effervescent, huge, pillowy, egg-shell head. Citrus and piny nose, clean. Solid mouth feel, mild to moderate bitter with decent hop flavor. Very light body, no real alcohol flavor for being 7%, which is rather scary. Slightly metallic, kind of water. Good IPA
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Draft at Beer Run.
Nice deep copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head. The aroma is substantial and has notes of herbal hops, florals, and perhaps a slight bit of citrus. The taste is solidly bitter the way an IPA should be. Lots of herbal hops, grass, and floral notes. A small bit of hoppy spiciness too. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a long, bitter finish. A very solid example of an IPA although I wouldnít mind just a hint more malt background. Definitely worth drinking.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most recently - can @ brewpub (though bvc sent me one way back when and apparently I forgot to rate it). Disclaimer - side-by-side with their DIPA, which just isnít fair to this one. Anyway - nose is maltier than ytou would expect for a "west coast" ipa. Lots of breadiness and raw grain with a less-than-overpowering floral hop profile. First impression is that itís a tad on the light side, the malt and caramel forefront, but a nice transition to earthy hops that werenít really in the nose and some citrus as it warms.Finish is dry and crisp. Highly drinkable. Great everyday beer, if not especially remarkable. I recall liking the can from Brandon more than the one I had @ the pub, but my palate was admittedly skewed a bit today.