brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Pours a beautiful hazy, sunset orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick lacing around the glass. Nice carbonation which tells me this will be a refreshing ipa. Smells of resinous fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and pineapple. Also get some pine and like a bubblegum smell from the sweet malts. Taste is very much like it smells. starts with the resinous fruits such as pineapple and tangerine. Then in the middle there is a great balance of malt: get bready flavors as well as a creamy carmel sweetness. Then the finish is an incredible blend of the sweet, carmely malts and the resinous hop qualities. Get a prominent bubblegum flavor, as well as hints of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, and lemon. The bitterness gets more astringent as it goes through the flavor profile; however, the sweet and bready malts also get more prominent on the finish, so there is a nice balance at the end. A nice dry, crisp, clean finish. Medium body with a creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Wish I could get this more often. Just an incredible IPA.
andrewje41 (397) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a copper color. Big piney hop aroma. Had this a couple times before, and it really got me into the world of IPAs. Near perfect balanced beer with a really nice bitter hop finish. All around a standout IPA. Great beer.
Shinskyweiser (34) - - AUG 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is very potent. Pine and a floral orange blossom dominate. Thick white foam holds strong on top of the hazy apricot beer below. I can't get over how good this beer smells. Bitter grapefruit, sharp pine and a resiny finish. One of the best west coast IPA's I've had.
Ionlyrate5s (24) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
IPA perfection. Wonderrful nose citrus grapefruit, pine, Excellent carbonation. Dry finish and perfect hop character.
NikkTwist (1598) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear orange amber with a frothy off-white head. Battlements of lace. Great complex mix of earthy, floral, citrus, resiny hop notes. Honey tangerines. Bitter blonde caramels. Woody oak and pine. Lemongrass. Agave. Pineapple cores. Buttered toast. Wildflower honeycombs. Pink pepper. Amber fruit. Thorny vines. Really good stuff. Not one wrong note in a symphony of fantastic flavors!
hopwine (301) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grassy, piney, honey, bready, orange marmalade, mild grapefruit rind. Oily, slick mouthfeel.
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 22/8/2014. Pours a cloudy dar apricot with a big white head. Has a sublime powerful nose featuring resin, pine, caramel and citrus fruit (mandarin, tangerine). In the mouth, you get a strong caramel malt backbone, lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit (more tangerine and apricot), honey and peel, with just a touch of spice. The bitterness is big - very resiny rather than grapefruity, lingering subtly long after you swallow. The palate is sensational, dense and creamy with average carbonation. There’s nothing new here but it’s a wonderfully balanced IPA which is very hard to fault. An amazing beer.
g_georgiou (203) - CYPRUS - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber body with a slightly beige head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, peach, caramel. Medium sweet, long bitter finish. Lovely IPA.
AndyW68 (1061) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Screwed the pooch on this one, but still a great beer. Left it in a overly cold fridge and iced it a little. Still....Hazy y orange pour with nice off white head. Aroma is malty resins, pine, grapefruit rind and pineapple. Taste falls a little short, but still very good.
maekchu (2097) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Belmont Stattion. Large grapefruitty nose, tropical fruit, caramel. Pretty, dark amber color, dreamy slow carb rising, good lace. Tropical fruit, mango, caramel is thick and chewy. Medium heavy, with hops as a texture. This is edging toward double IPA characteristics. One big tasty IPA.
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thx to Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, grains, lemon.
TASTE: hoppy, little bitter.