jwager (15) - Cary, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great ipa. I immediately liked the flavor and I found the bitterness smooth and not overpowering. When I taste a beer I want to taste it and this one delivers. There is a meat to this balanced beer!
Skykwby (35) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tapwerks, OKC. Draft, pours golden orange. Great foamy head that lasts. Aroma of peach apricot, not much pine. First sip refreshingly fruity, full mouth. Slightly bitter, stays. Easy drinking, but not complex.
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val_Garcia (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Too smooth for an ipa donít buy again.............................................
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy light golden yellow body that gives a one finger white foamy head, the head dies after a minute and a half and thereís a fair amount of thick lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.
The smell had grapefruit flavored hops, light malts.
The taste had the grapefruit come back to add a piney punch assaulting my taste buds, no aftertaste, dry finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, sessionable. Carbonation seems to be smoother than most AIPAís, but still good, not under-carbonated just good.
Overall, this is a pretty good AIPA that I would come back to.
smaynard6000 (550) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a sparkling yellow color with foamy off-white head and average carbonation. Aroma is subtle floral hops. Flavor is completely bitter, no detectable malt presence. Not as good as I expected.
ColovianTrader (189) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus hop aroma with undertones of caramel and citrus peels. Somewhat muted. Grapefruit bitterness offset with smooth caramel and molasses. Hints of spices, oranges, toast and lemon peel. A bit grainy but with good balance. Fizzy but refreshing. Mild for an IPA but enjoyable. Definitely a stronger fruit character than expected.
dking3 (9) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great West Coast style American IPA, light on malt, good firm bitterness, could use more crystal malt flavor to be perfect, but certainly a fine example.
slatermcs (57) - - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent IPA. Can't find the distinct hop that gives out the bitterness, but great mash up overall. Will drink again and again
Pizz5116 (55) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber. One finger lasting head. Lots of line and citrus hops on aroma. Taste is very hoppy and cirtussy. Great ipa
Weezel (103) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of mangos and lemon. Very tropical and the taste is super fresh hops with a very clean first taste. The malt that backs it up is nice and comforting. A good IPA in the more classical sense.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head, at a fingers worth and featuring a white shade, has a rocky texture and decent retention. A goodly amount of lacing is left behind.
S: Smells like a typical IPA, and thatís not really an insult. Itís loaded with herbal, piny hops, backed by a twinge of grapefruit. Some malts poke through, also. All in all, the nose is well done but standard.
T: It opens up with a mild sweetness (think sugar cookie), before a pleasant wave of herbal, bitter hops finish it off. Some grapefruity hints in the aftertaste. Thereís a touch of hop-derived complexity, which is probably my favorite feature. Otherwise, itís just a competent IPA, no more, no less.
M: While itís mildly sweet on the palate, it doesnít have an overt sliminess some IPAs do. The hops do well to keep the finish mildly dry, and medium carbonation gives it good drinkability.
O: I really have nothing to complain about. Itís a decent IPA without flaws. The problem is that thereís nothing here that wows me - basically, itís a bog standard IPA. I wouldnít seek it out given all the choices here, but Iíd easily drink it again if offered to me.