pdx77 (1416) - Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Light golden in color. Mild citrus and floral aroma. Taste is light citrus hops. Not bitter, but a little bit low on the hoppiness. Finishes pretty smoothly.
Maxbier (356) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color, off white head. Aroma is light pineapple an grapefruit. Medium light body, grassy, onions, dry, mild hop finish.
Christpuncher (1325) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very easy to drink ipa. Not too bitter, hoppy or malty. Has a slight bitter finish. Pours orange in color with white head. Had at home.
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Palidor19 (2987) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an IPA, it's not very hoppy. The bitterness is mild but has a great maltness. More malty than hoppy
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rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. by the book ipa. average flavor with moderate bitterness.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"fruity and bitter. a pretty decent effort, but i think itís missing a couple of the hop varieties i like in an IPA. A little bit more of a malty backbone would go a long way in the balance department too. Overall a pretty good beer, but under average for an IPA (one of my favorite styles). "
chucklemation (533) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a white foam head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Flavor is the same, with moderate bitterness and some sweetness. Has a light mouthfeel and flavor. Itís ok.
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours orange with a short head. Short retention and minimal lace. Aroma is resiny and barnyard with a hint of citrus. Medium bitter flavor. Light plus body with a crisp bitter finish. Itís nice to meet an IPA at this ABV, which seems rare these days. However, the qualities within are not ones that I would seek again.
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think anticipation was the saviour of this beer. Itís obviously a rarity that this beer had come all the way from Alaska to the complete opposite side of the Pacific where it was enjoyed... and it was enjoyed. Yellow-gold colour with a finger of white head that sat, thought about sitting there and then collapsed on me. Good clarity and carbonation and the aroma was of zingy pine resin, green spruce needles and everything that is wonderful about Pacific NW hops. Then when it came to tasting I was actually slightly disappointed. I like writing about positive things, but this beer was unbalanced. It lacked body and the accompanying maltiness. It needed to have a big body to match that sublime aroma, but it didnít. I enjoyed this beer because of its promise, the aroma and the feeling I was trying something truly exotic. Ah well. There were no faults that I could ascertain except the lack of body. A pity.
mmmbeer (1251) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent copper/brown color, sits very still in the vessel, extremely low carbonation. Razor thin white ring for a head minimal lacing, if at all. Aroma of pine and light caramel. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt tastes like it was stripped of itís caramel right before it was brewed, middle has an ever so light hop wave, finish is only slightly acidic. Iím sure itís old- no beer for almost 30 days sucked, but long story short, Iím glad Iím alive and I still have my right leg- kinda.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and resiny/citrus hops. Flavor is semi sweet caramel malt with a touch of bready. Medium bodied a tad fizzy followed by a nice solid bitter finish. Nice beer all round