VsXsV (3814) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Almost clear golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, fresh hops, mango and light grain. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine, light grain and mango. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz from my brother for my birthday. Drank this back in November. Poured a nice gold color with a white head. Aroma is all sorts of resinous hops, savory, herbal (mostly sage and mint), pine, mandarin, grapefruit, crackers, and some sweetness back there too (mango, peach). Taste is a big mouthful of hops. Sagey, piney resin up front with an oily med-high bitterness, oniony, then grapefruit, soft orange notes and light cracker and caramel. Oily, mouth-coating resin, impressive body for ~5%, nice smooth carbonation. While this may technically be considered a SIPA, and it packs an amazing density of hop flavor and aroma, the bitterness and intense "savory" profile do not exactly support the sessionability of this beer. Impressive but I wouldnít want more than one at a time, even in a 12 oz serving.
poisoneddwarf (2204) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is piney, light perfume, earth, light floral. Pours hazy orange with a quickly collapsing bone-white head. Taste is highly bitter, very hoppy, alongside a light candy sweetness. Somewhat harsh carbonation, but when the flavors are this nice, it doesnít really bother me like it would in a lesser IPA. Good brew, but how can it be a session IPA at this strength?
fsbw21086 (445) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost musty aroma, not very strong. Taste is bold, fresh and assertive. Hops are straight forward and a bit sharp. Notes of bread, grass, pine. Almost no sweetness. Tastes like spring water mixed with west coast strong hops and pine, but drinks easy. Pretty high IBU for a session. Very enjoyable on palate with lingering smoothness not apparent in rest of sip. Pretty badass.
Beerdrinker79 (1963) - Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle- Pours golden orange with a sappy white head that retains nicely leaving a thick blanket and cobwebby lace. Aroma is pungent, sappy, pine resin, some floral notes. The taste is very similar, first showing a medium bodied IPA, with all the deScriptors, but after a few drinks the thinness kind of shows through. Very good session IPA, could drink many.
revolution2718 (377) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange. Nose is very piney, grapefruit. Taste matches, lots of bitter grapefruit peel, pine, assertive, almost no sweetness.
egajdzis (5898) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus. Taste of citrus, pine, toast, tropical fruits, resin, and grapefruit.
edwardbass (761) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is closer to a "regular" IPA than any other session IPA Iíve tried. Medium dark golden color. Aroma - lost on my stuffed sinuses. Taste is very intense for a session - lots of pine and citrus rind hops flavor and bitterness, with a near-perfect malt balance. Heaviest palate of any other session Iíve tried. It should go very well with food, given itís strong hops flavor and bitterness. Very, very good.
J_man (889) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney, grassy hop aroma from the bottle turning somewhat skunky in the glass in the very good way. Nice clear medium yellow with a foamy white head. Nice sharp bitter bite hits right away with more pine and grass. The body is thin but thatís to be expected for this type of beer. The balance here is very good considering the strong hop component. Ends with a lasting bitterness on the tongue. Very good session IPA
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic. Tons of hop flavor. Sessionable but fuller bodied than a lot of session ipas. Great aromatics.