johnnnniee (3789) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received in trade from BeerKangaroo, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Aromas of caramel and citrus dominate with hints of mineral to round it out. The flavor is a bit of pine, spice, and citrus with a solid bready caramel to back it up. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mineral mouthfeel. Nice easy drinker, a bit old school but certainly serviceable.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toffee malt and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel. Light body. Not bad - standard.
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a white head and nice lacing. Citrus, hop, floral and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, floral, honey and malt flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Moderate bitterness with a biscuit and hop finish.
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating from í09. Thanks to ubrewidrink for sending this beer my way! Appears a clear golden yellow color with a lofty off white head that seems to want to stick to the side of the glass. The aroma is hoppy, floral, citrus with a definite malt backbone. The taste is initially slightly bitter then comes some malt and I get a little metallic flavor as well. The mouthfeel is nice on this brew - active carbonation yet smooth. light/medium in body. Overall a pleasing beer in most respects yet the flavor wasnít all put together in my opinion.
Patrickctenchi (6031) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, light gold/amber with a small white head.
Orange, peach, apricot aroma.
Taste is orange-peel, pine, earthy/herbal bitterring.
Very light, crisp.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aromatic is an understatement. This brew pops hops and smells like the inside of a brewery. Slightly clear gold, with very little white lacing. Sips medium to full and slightly sweet and citrusy. Orange flavor and nice malt sweetness backing. Finish is slightly Offputting and weak, but a sweet and light ipa that is Sessionable.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I LOVE ALASKAN BEERS!!!! Again the allure of this beer may be swaying my rating, and perhaps the memories of my trip to Alaska as well, but Iíll be damned if I donít drink this beer and automatically think of the rustic-run down bar I first tried it in with my Grandfather almost 10 years ago. Just great.
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Reviewed from notes. She pours a mostly clear light golden yellow color and leaves the same color body with a two finger white foamy head that rises and falls at a moderate pace leaving some foamy clingy lacing in the wake. The aroma has some strong citrus yet also pine up front, mellow malts back all of that up as it warms. The taste has some bitter backings from a hoppy sort of combined maltiness and becomes somewhat sweet as it warms, pine aftertaste, quick dry finish. On the palate, she sits pretty light, pretty sessionable and becomes perhaps a bit more watery than most AIPAís Iíve had as there seems to be a lack of carbonation for the style. Overall, for the most part, its a decent AIPA, nothing to scream about, if anything it has goiní for it is the fact that its pretty sessionable.
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz into a glass in Vegas. Pours a heavy bronzed sunshine. Aroma is piney, citrus, ripe grapefruit, grapes, grass and a small amount of nectar. Taste is very bitter, no real hop smack to get down with, more of a clean ale feeling that a heady ipa from Alaska. Frontal crispness of the hops does rise above in this brew, very clean cut and mellow for an ipa. Drinkability is soft, easy going and fresh to the palate, but i wish there was more of a hop presence in this one, hardly the bite i look for in an ipa. But definately not a bad choice.
NachlamSie (3277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from draft at Lucky Strike Belmar. Well, this is one of the most predictable American IPAís Iíve had in a while. This could pass for a Sierra Nevada product, and I mean that as a compliment. Itís very clean and balanced with classic American flavors of bready malts and piney hops. The nose lets on a little citrus, like grapefruit and distinct evergreen notes. This is a beer that I would always enjoy having as a faithful standby.