sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid light tan colored head, excellent retention as it just sits there, solidly, not makin a move, gobs of sticky lace hangin along for the ride. Lightly hazy copper gold color. Fat ass nose of citrus, oranges, honey suckle, melons. Body is almost medium,light resinous notes, coating, juicey. Well hopped flavors grapefruit, light pine and citrus with a gentle welcomed metallic note, malts are faint, lightly toasty, pale. Not a big bitterness like i would of liked but good none the less. Nicely fruity and lasting. A really enjoyable IPA. Nicely done! Cheers to NYbeer for several bombers of this quaffable brew.
peterrschwarz (4) - USA - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Floral and citrus aroma. Pours clear golden with a perfect head. This is a perfect IPA for every day. 7% ABV is strong but not too much to handle.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Where is the love for this beer?!?!!?! Good God. This is it right here ... the PERFECT sessionable IPA. The flavor is off the chart unique. Tropical little bastards dance all over this drinkable, yet assertive hoppy goodness. I would turn to this at all times. Alpine, please keep bottling this.
hombrepalo (1824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Smokespot23. Orange in color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly frutiy and sharp grapefruit. Flavor starts grapefruit bitter with a light malt back and finishes long and dry citrus rind bitter. Light bodied, but with too much carbonation.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dasilky. Muchas gracias.
In celebration of my cat’s birthday, I cracked open this brew with a nose that’s not of this style, a hodgepodge of melon and pumpkin, with earthy tones in the background. The taste of destiny within this Daewoo Lanos was a very pumpkin-pulp-esque flavor, with a touch of earthy grapefruit. It’s like when that Blue Oyster Cult met the Afghan Kush and supersized everything. Mouthfeel is an onslaught of heat-seeking missiles... and bloodhounds... and foxes... and barracudas... that settle nicely on the tongue, just tryin’ to get a scholarship. Good beer; like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol’ pile of flapjacks... yeah.
neepsntatties (1205) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got to try a bottle of this this past weekend. Colour... apricot-orange with no head. Nose... piney hops with a hint of citrus zest. Palate... rather thin bodied, somewhat grain-like, hops are there but not prominent and the finish is of medium length.
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from South Bay Drug. Pours light orange with a creamy off-white head. Lots of grapefruit aroma. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. It’s really quite hoppy. Floral, citrus and pine. Caramel is quite overcome. Finishes fresh and bitter. Quite flavorful.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by robert at SL, I think it came from sloth, so thanks bert.... Anyway....it was chilled a little to long but still looked good. Light orange almost yellow color, decent head. Solid aroma of fresh hops.... little pine and citrus.. Taste was the same. Nice piney and citrus note.... a little floral and perfume as well. Medium body a little on the lighter side which is fine by me. Overall a good IPA....wish I had my own bottle to rate. Thanks bert and roberto!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 2009. Pours a generall clear light amber color with thin head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, honey, floral hops. Flavor is about the same with additional notes of caramel and more stronger citrus. Medium body with a floral hop finish.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange with a spongy white head. Nose is tangerine and mango with a touch of pine. Medium body with foamy, mouth filling carb. Taste is pink grapefruit, lemon peel and quinine. Mostly hoppy with hints of toffee.