Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a clear copper/orange win a large khaki head. Aroma of dry grassy citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste of dry resinous bitter piney hops, grassy, some wet dog, light citrus, and caramel malt. Solid IPA.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Craft Ale House, and I am absolutely turgid to find this one. Pours relatively clear dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. The head is loud, and sounds like a nymphomaniac opening and closing her labia digitally. Nose is gigantic resin, resin to spare, must be at least 100 plus IBU here, plus pineapple, white pepper. Tastes hoppy, resiny, with a huge IBU load, pineapple, dryness and bitterness throughout, and an overall flavor, nose, and finish that gives hop heads wet dreams. If you are sessioning this, then you better be a goddamned hophead, and you better pack an all day lunch.
Pailhead (6015) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of mango, citrus, grapefruit, light dank hops, and a hint of lemon. It pours a a transparent amber with a large off-white head that has great retention and leaves behind thin soapy rings on the sides of the glass with each sip. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits, citrus, and a touch of mango. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with lighter dank hops, pine, and a touch of herbal hops. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost clear with thin white creamy head. Fresh sweet hoppy nose. Taste is full with both light sweet, fruity hops and solid bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium rich with light to medium carbonation. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Solid ipa methinks.
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold orange with a white tight head that fades to a thin film and lacing. Aroma has earthy hops like pine spruce and tons of malt which shows earthiness caramel. Taste is really all the above, little lively pine spruce and carbonation with caramel malt. Palate is thin fizzy good carbonation. Easy drinker and very nice.
jake65 (3012) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, growler guys. Hazy golden orange, small white head. Huge hoppy nose, citrus, tropical, and herbal. Heavy bitters for the session ipa style, really full of it. Nice.
FlandersNed (368) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy, tiny floater-laden, brassy hue with a medium white head. Resinous hop smell. Dry hoppy bitterness with grapefruit peel, grassy & light piney notes. Medium body and medium+ carbonation. An excellent session IPA.
RABinCO (1422) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a glass. Nice gold pour. Thin, bubbly white head. Aroma is a bit buttery (glad to see some things never change), soap, citrus, bit of grass. Taste is pleasantly bitter, orange peel, lemon zest, Finishes dry, with a slight puckering bitterness. Lingering sweetness with a bit of orange juice.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/18/2016. Green Flash bottling. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero bitter astringency after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.25%. Overall this is an awesome pale ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
tsd08460 (378) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: pine, citrus, floral,
Appearance: clear golden, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,