conway (907) - - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a pillowy off white head. Nose piney and resinous hops. Taste is citrusy and piney. Light tropical fruit notes. Prominent slightly sweet malt backbone. Palate is crisp, dry and refreshing. Strong carb. Really well put together. Classic and tasty.
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NatKadaw (52) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible balanced tropical fruit and piney resin smell. Lingering hop resin flavor that lasts for miles. This is the best ipa I have ever tried. It’s got almost a champagne like dryness, and full glory while it sits on the tongue
DenverLogan (685) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold. Aroma of sweet malts and tangerine. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Creamy full bodied taste of white grapefruit hops, roasted malts, some bitterness and funkiness.
Funkatrocious (57) - - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from bottle in Irvine, CA. Clear amber with off white substantial head. Excellent IPA with citrus and almost piney finish, clean bitter bite. Excellent.
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Hop_Hedonist (122) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malt first then the hops - balanced and potent - good herbal hop load - very satisfying.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like I’m ushering this beer into the Beers of Fame list with the 1000th review! Welcome to the club!
Pours honey with an etched surface and soapy white rim. Notes of grapefruit, honey, biscuit, resin, peach and a bit of grass; relatively malt forward for a CA IPA. Flavor is sweet and honey like. Not particularly bitter, plenty of lemon and tangerine, but nothing particularly assertive. I think the malts are overpowering in this example, and the bitterness needs a bit of help queuing up. Medium bodied with nice, slightly hi and sharp carb and an off dry finish. Decent beer, and I’d suggest it to an IPA newcomer. I wouldn’t suggest it to a tried hop-head. Too much malty sweetness is similar to the 90min IPA.
Serving type: bottle
HeadyDE (371) - Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pour..ultra fresh for the east coast..bottled 11/12/13..cool date indeed for this impressive ipa..medium ipa color that starts with 2 finger frothy head that manages to last a bit and ultimately leaves ring around..aroma is as bottle states grapefruit..tangerine..getting some apricot.peach.mango action also..mouthfeel is sublime.very smooth.hop profile is nailed perfectly and seems like layers of hops build upon each other and leave a hop resin but without wrecking the palate or even coming close..bitterness is perfect and as stated on bottle the malt bill is done well also to round things out..clearly one of the better IPAs around..great match for cabot clothbound cheddar..awesome stuff..
NilsHenrikBo (15) - Västerås, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bomber bottle in IPA glass. White, think head. Smell has pine, citrus, fruit aroma. Balanced hoppy taste with citrus, pine and sweet malty aftertaste. Medium carb.
SnakeTown (327) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort ljust skum som stannar kvar! Humlig doft med tropiska frukter och malt! Samma i smaken och lite bitter! Grym öl!
Bacterial (871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a growler last weekend. Clear amber in color, nice white head. Lots of citrus and hops. Quite nice.
OPIE788 (76) - - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Copper color with an off white head. All I got was floral pine in the nose. Nice sticky pine and light citrus flavor. I haven’t had this since I started rating and forgot how good it is.