Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on-tap at Red Robin in Mooresville. Spent a day on the lake and needed some red meat and beer close it out. Glad to see this one on tap in the midst of below-average beer. Came out poured-to-the-brim a deep orange/gold. The nose was ripe with fresh hops. Carried with it a mild toasted finish.
Moderate-to-full feel. Carbed up well. Hops are king in this one. Bitter goodness, with a subtle sweet kiss, takes over. Peppery and spicy as well. I’ve got to take a bite of burger to calm my tastebuds down after sipping this one. A really bitter one here. I like it. Not the most refreshing IPA out there, but this gets it done. Nice work, Aviator.
gonzosauce (133) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A turbid, rich, yellow gold. White wavy head. Big, aggressive, pungent hop aroma of the woody variety, with evidence of resin and green leaf - very grand to behold. Then another surprise - huge astringency in the flavor. Tastes like hop oil more than hop leaf. Crisp & aggressive, but dominated by one dimensional lemon-rinded hop punch. Such carries into the palate, clinging to the bottom of the tongue and somewhat pulling the aroma and flavor together - but still overdoing some dry, astringent bitterness. Better than expected, and way more aggressive than expected too!
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can. Cloudy medium orange color. Light vanilla apricot aroma. Pine and bitter taste. Malty too. Overall pretty good
chronictonic (454) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Meaty chinook aroma mixed with bubblegum. Perfumy flavor, unpleasant. Definitely not a favorite.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite nice golden color slight haze served a bit chilled, some malt background and plenty of hops. Great lacing. Mild fragrance
queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Floral citrus/orange hops, and biscuity malt aroma. Orange with a large off-white head, nice lacing. Floral-fruity citrus, light caramel, and biscuit malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (1677) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark orange with a short, light tan head.
Aroma is orange, grapefruit peel.
Taste is a malty, hop-bittered citrus.
Nicely orange noted.
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bad label. Bright, but foggy gold beer with a thin white head. Nice aroma - sweet fruit and caramel with a little alcohol noticable, vanilla perhaps. Not bad, maybe a little bland relative to the aroma. Acidic, then gos starchy. Doesn’t have huge fruitiness. Crackery,. Persistent bitter on the side of the tongue in the finish. Thanks, LuckyDog.
Christpuncher (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real hoppy ipa with a nice bitter finish. No floral taste common with iPas. Very dry and comes in a can. Very tasty
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arkurzynski (1189) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from JCB - thanks! Slightly hazy amber with copious rocky, off-white head. Nose is citrus and pine with light grapefruit and faint caramel malt. Flavor is moderate Pinesol hopping with some plastic and some faint malt in the background. Far too carbonated, giving a bit of a carbonic/acidic bite. Nose is inviting, but flavor is lacking.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Earthy orange and light orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with nice head. Sweet light orange-apple malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty good