Daniel719 (81) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Pours a golden hazy color with a decent head. Poured from the bottle. Right away you can smell the hops. It def takes over. The taste is more of the same. It is the perfect summer beer. Very hoppy and goes down easy. a little citrus and pine. This would be a beer you want to drink on a hot day and you could just crush yourself.
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Aroma is piney. Color is golden and a bit cloudy. Taste is light, refreshing, with mild bitterness. Very drinkable.
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks to Max for sharing. It was the end part of the bottle, and it had been sitting for a while, but it was still delicious and well-worth it. Bright, hazy golden color. Thin off-white head. Some loose splotches of lace. Bigger body, but very light carbonation at this point. Lightly dry finish. Awesome bright piney citrus lemony lightly grassy hop aroma. Minimal bready malt. Awesome hop flavor to this. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Despite having sat for a while, and being flat and warm, this is still surprisingly enjoyable, which is very impressive
merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw/Orangish hue, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Citrus, Resin, Bready
T: Citrus, Resin, White Pepper, Earthy, Bready
M: Well Carbonated, Medium Bodied, Dry Mouth
Overal, a solid IPA with a great taste, good mouth, recommended.
tectactoe (1187) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Mike! Murky gold, somewhat orange-ish at the edges; amazingly unfiltered, like light toned apple cider. Little head for an IPA, only a timid, eggshell ring forms. Aroma is wall to wall tropical fruits; pineapple, mango, tangerines, & passion fruit among other tropical notes. Almost has a "juice" vibe to it. Back-end has some nice wet and weedy hops, leafy and lightly bitter. Taste is bursting with the same, great hop-induced tropical fruit notes, the biggest being pineapple and tangerines. The weedy, wet, grassy aspect is more defined on the palate. Very mild onion flavor, but it works surprisingly well. Dry finish, likely from the rye. This beer is delicious and insanely drinkable, even at 7% ABV. World class IPA.
Another bottle thanks to Allen. Bigger head this time, some sticky lacing. Picking up even more tropical notes than before; mango, huge passion fruit, peach, & pineapple. Dripping wet, tropical hoppy goodness. This may be the best IPA Iíve ever had.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark straw with a white creamy head. Lots of lacing the whole way down the glass.
Smells strongly of tropical fruits mostly pineapple, same as most beers with Nelson hops Iíve had.
Taste is about like the smell with loads of tropical fruits hitting you at first. Finishes with a slightly spicy finish due to the rye with medium hop bitterness throughout. Good flavor but seemed to be lacking something I canít quite put my finger on.
Carbonation and body are both about average for the style.
By far the best of the (albeit limited) beers Iíve had with this hop. Everything from Alpine is solid.
Ontape (155) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A very nice IPA. Pours a transparent light gold with a nice white head that sticks around. Citrus, white wine and rye on the nose. The Nelson Sauvin hops come through cleanly. Donít pass this one up if youíre an IPA fan.
hopwine (154) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours hazy-ish straw. Huge tropical fruit nose. Flavor is mango, moderate rye spice, and subtle grapefruit. Reminiscent of an awesome sauv blanc in a lot of ways. What an absolutely incredible IPA.
RobertDale (2947) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, florals, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruits, florals, grass, pine, and malt. Lots of hops. Nice.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Larry, nice hazy light orangish golden pour with white head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is grapefruit and a bit of the rye comes through that is super nice. Super nice body and killer finish!
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