crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Labeled as 7.0% ABV. Yellow orange with a medium white head. Sweet aroma, citrus hops mingling with but overpowered by the malt. Crisp on the palate, with a strong, lingering bitter flavor. Not too sweet at all, and bitter. Well balanced and very drinkable.
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Golden yellow orange pour with substantial head. This flavor was great with no fiery bite. Great ipa even stout lovers can enjoy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy orange body with a white head. Floral grass y hop notes some lighter citrus and grapefruit character. Thin light caramel and some dusty hop finish.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from Can into Snifter glass.
Pours a clear bright bronzed golden with a huge creamy slightly off-white head that lasts for some time before creating a heavy ring around the glass. . The nose is filled with fresh citrus and pine hops that almost smell sticky. The flavor is sweet citrus hops upfront and a little watery to a finish of toffee and a nice hop bitterness that is sweet. Its medium bodied and just a touch thin although it makes or easy drinking. I am happy to start seeing more and more offerings in cans. This is an easy drinking IPA.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours a clear honey yellow orange with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma of light floral hops, honey, toffee and citrus. Taste of light toffee and faint citrus with a floral hoppy presence. Honey slightly detected.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Harrisburg Brewers Fest - Mild citric aroma - expecting more from the can. Very clear light amber. Well balanced, mild caramel mixes nicely with with the hops, not an onslaught, but real nice. A great IPA!
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This shit is finally available in PA, now I don’t havta beg SF members to trade without getting a response.....Anyway, pours a pale yellow color with medium fluffy white head. Really nice floral hop aroma, like light mango, orange, and lemon. The taste is the same with husky tingle on the palate. Slight sweetness from the malt but not too much in the finish. Really good beer.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can courtesy of an extra from ThEpeeist. Thanks, Chris! Pours a lighter amber, mild haze, moderate white head, bubbly, laces some, dies to a small layer. Aromas are pushing citrusy grapefruit off the bat, sweet caramel malts, florals and a faint touch of pine. Initial is light bodied, pushing light citrus up front, moving to a biscuit toffee like caramel malt dominance on the backend. Light florals and fruitiness dance, but the maltiness seems to add a fair sweetness into the body and backend, which starts to take effect easily on a fairly thin brew like this. Warms as it goes down, preaching some light booziness, pine, and sweetness. More hops come in further into the body, but largely, the brew lacks a balance and a body that I want. Not bad, but falls behind the middle of the pack.
baraciisch (1971) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden orange in color... Sweet citrusy aroma... Flavor is mildly bitter with hints of citrus and lemon zest... Finish is tastefully bitter... Pretty good ipa...
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark golden body with small white head that doesn’t stick around but leaves some lacing. Aroma is fruity, with orange and apricot. Flavor is nondescript bitterness, a little sweet. Some paper notes as well. Last not-fresh-at-all can of a six pack but I didn’t really care for it after the first can.