drsandman (994) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Good Beer NYC launch. Pours a clear deep golden orange, small slight off white head. Aroma is pine forest, super resiny gooey tropical hop, pineapple, lightly boozy mango. Flavor is thick pine, tropical fruit hops, cracker. Gooey mouthfeel throughout. Super solid, exceptionally done really.. Almost tastes bigger than IPA / the ABV. Leaves me wanting more
wharfrat1 (5) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the office in ridgewood, nj, had it at the brewery but first time reviewing it, dank pine and tropical notes on the nose, more of the same on the taste, some crackery malt in the middle and a nice bitter finish, great IPA and hard to imagine it only has 45 IBU, just a great beer
gripweed57 (1323) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, NJ. Quite pricy at $11.99 for 32 ounces. Bright amber orange color. Moderate foamy beige head. Fragrant fruity malt aroma has notes of melon and perfumy pine hops. Very complex and tropical notes. Delicious tropical fruit maltiness upfront is smooth and spicy. The complex citrus hops come in and balance this wonderful IPA nicely. Very drinkable and refreshing. Not the intense bitterness you expect from a West Coast IPA. The finish is dry and peppery with a hint of Allspice.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Birch. Welcome to VA Alpine! Pours a clear deep golden light amber color with an off white head. Aroma is a wonderful fleshy, tropical fruit hops. Flavor is much of the same. Way more hop flavor than bitterness. Excellent fruity hoppy finish. Delicious.
sir__v (1903) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ The Willows, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: nice grassy and floral nose with great hoppy well balanced. Notes of fruits as pineapple and mango. Taste: high hoppy blast. Good fruity taste as mango. Very nice IPA, great job! Aftertaste: high bitterness and hoppy finish.
Jayb0 (1154) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very solid IPA with bright, fresh hop in the aroma and taste. Well balanced and drinks very light for the relatively high ABV. Gulpable.
sonnycheeba (4916) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to snoworsummer! Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, floral notes, grassiness, and some citrus esters. Flavor is amazing hop character with smooth malt profile, toast, and fresh citrus notes. Medium body and carbonation.
MadRobin (2764) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. taster at Churchill's Pub & Grill in San Marcos, CA.
Clear, polished-copper color with a small off-white head and and fair lacing.
Aroma of pine, pear, citrus, caramel and peach.
Taste of pine, caramel, citrus and peach.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
A decent fruity IPA. On the sweet side for the style.
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Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 Une masse très maligne de fruits mûrs se joint à une texture entière et suave. Le juteux joint le résineux et laisse échapper une fine amertume presque timide. Quelle belle et bonne chose.
aleigator (729) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Steve, thank you very much!
Has a sunny-yellow clear color, with a small, froth head.
Sweet, tropical aromas of papaya, orange and a note of lime. Malt shines through in a biscuity, sweeter way, underlining the rich fruitiness perfectly.
Tastes of ripe orange, wrapped up by sweet, slightly honeyed malts. Has a well fitting, slightly bubbly carbonation, drinks exremely smooth. The tropical fruits, orange and lime, get enforced by a slick, long staying dry bitterness, maintaining its rich juicy character. The brews pure fruitiness gets well supported by heavy, bready malts, which let stand out its sunny, sweeter qualities. This gets countered in the finish, when the hops get a dry, lemony punch to them, still in balance with the malts, but certainly quite bitter, while at the same time bing easy drinkable. Ends with a huge load of enriching bitter hops, which remain on the palate for a long while, with a distinct fruitiness still being noteable.