cafgen (120) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hazy orange color with a two finger head. Aroma is pine, citrus, grapefruits and slight caramel. Taste is piney and citrus. A balanced beer with a nice bitter finish. Just a great balanced beer. Just a great IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish golden with a big, thick head. Resiny aromas with a nice caramel malt and grapefruit/pine flavor.
Cantabrian (779) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I finally found my notes on this tasting session shared with the one and only Jimthechap. There isn’t much more for me to say of this great beer. This was a great looking darkish gold ale, not coppery though, but nice and turbid. Creamy white head. A whole bowl of lychees and the most exotic asian fruits on the aroma, but on top there’s guava and the best: passion fruit. Pine and grapefruits on the flavours, never too bitter, resinous, almost sticky. Perfection...almost.
manuelMTL (32) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-yellow color with a nice white frothy head. Aroma is incredibly floral and fruity (grapefruit, orange) with a strong sweet malty backbone. The taste is fruity grapefruits and a dominant hoppy bitterness all the way through. Accompanied by the sweetness of the malts. Perfect balance! Very smooth and hop forward at the same time! Medium carbonation. One of the best IPAs I ever had.
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A world class IPA, and one that deserves the big hype around it. It is perfectly balanced, big hop character, grapefruit, citrus. Has a decent malt base without getting viscous or bready. Taste is mostly dry.
Excellent, excellent exemplar of the style.
Maxbier (149) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby golden color with fine off white head. Light aroma of trip al fruits, apricot and grapefruit and caramel malt aroma. Palette is malty sweet feel with very nice hop balance. Delicious bitter finish that builds as the beer warms up.
dlovell2 (669) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours copper color with off white head. Sweet citrus grapefruit aroma. Caramel malt start followed by citrus fruitiness. Finish is grapefruit zest and resiny pine. Some lingering bitterness. A solid IPA.
surfbgull (2) - - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A clean finish very nice balance of hops and malts. Could be a little bit hoppier for my taste, but overall very solid iPA
hamilton23 (604) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. I have drank this beer dozens of times...just realized tonight that I had not rated it before. It’s funny...Alesmith gets all the press for Speedway Stout...this beer is an underrated winner. Aroma is a dank dank hop bomb. Taste is some grapefruit, pine and some nice sweetness. Always love this one.
ianclayton (1) - Lakewood Ranch, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank recently at Mikkelar at Mason Street in San Fran and at Pizza Port Solana Beach - awesome smooth IPA that tastes as though its not nitro - no lemon or oak s=distractions - a truly bar setter.