csaso (1191) - Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - big thick head, hazy medium orange color, nice grapefruit & tropical fruit aroma and flavor, mild malt balance, nice dry finish - very good overall
pjames317 (29) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Ardmore bottle shop. Pours a hazy amber orange with pillowy, resilient off white head. Medium bodied brew with hints of mango, fuzzy navel, pineapple and passion fruit. Low bitterness, more of a juicy IPA. Billowing with fruity hop aromas and flavors. This is a nice change of pace to the high ABV, bitter and pine-centric zeitgeist that has defined the IPA category. Light caramel malt presence as it warms to optimal serving temp. Superior IPA. Will seek this and other 4 Hands offerings in the future.
MrBunn (2373) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pour is a nice clear coppery gold with a massive head and real nice aromas of passionfruit and pear. Flavor is a bit of a disappointment, but it seems to get better as it breathes. First sip was a grainy mess with a little bit of hops as an afterthought. I sat confused for a minute and then gave it another try, and was hit by a punchy hop presence... passionfruit and resin are strong here with a bitter finish. The graininess still comes through, but not nearly as strong as it did on that first hit.
vyvvy (3551) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange / copper with a soapy off-white head. The aroma has tropical fruits, funky dankness, semi-sweet caramel malt and pineapple. It has a medium body that got a rich lushness that’s more than most IPAs and there is pretty soft carbonation. The flavor starts with spice, pine, tropical fruit, dry caramel malt, crackers and earthiness. The finish has earth, resin and minerals. It gets quite dry, then lingering fruity hoppiness. Solid IPA.
pineypower (2356) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out a nice orangy/copper color with a two finger whitehead. Aroma is of lots of fresh citrus fruits, light pine notes and some grainy notes. Taste is complex, soft mouthfeel, some nice notes of juicy citrus, light fruity bitterness, some pine resin. A nice level of bitterness.
DocLock (7415) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy coppery orange wth off-white head. Nose is grapefruity citrus, caramel malt, peppery florals. The taste is a mix of grapefruity and pineapply citrus, hops, resin, black pepper, and a well balanced finish with a tropical citrus pop.
bnielsen13 (210) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from jcnielsen. Pours orange with a very heavy white head. Aroma is citrus and grain. Flavor is citrus, orange, grain. A bit mild flavor, but nice beer.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours a low haze gold. Medium white foam. Nose is squashy, big citrus peel, sharper perfume, pomelo. Taste is overly chemical bitter, heavy perfume, sharp citrus peel. Unbalanced dry and bitter mouthfeel.
dmac (3687) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from Keir. Poured a hazy bronze copper body with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is great, loads of citrus rind, grapefruit, juicy hop cones, grain, orange marmalade topped toast. Palate is spot on with a delicate mouthfeel and slightly stronger carbonation. Flavor is good but not as good as aroma. Notes of citrus rinds, dry grain husks, toast, orange rind. Good stuff.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. This is another solid IPA.