jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Pat and Tone. Pours a clear amber body with soapy white lacing. The aroma is pleasantly sweet, and almost malty and hoppy. The mouthfeel is great, medium body with nice complex hop flavor.
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had with James and pat. Pour is a clear amber gold. Some head. Aroma is hops, strawberry, and some tartness. Flavor is bitter, taste of breads, and something salty.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with a thick beige head. Aroma is floral, sweet citrus, mild pine, fruit, herb. Taste is more in your face bitter with lots of sweet malt. Pretty bitter overall. Medium body, soft carbonation.
waller (2) - wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
overall very enjoyable the hops most definatly have citrusy tones and maybe a slite piney taste. kind of earthy color is of a
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Clear amber with a white head, fairly light nose of pine and a hint of citrus, flavor was so so, very light malt with a bit of citrus and hops in the finish, pretty light mouthfeel and kinda watery to me.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a medium orange-amber color with a large soapy white head that produced great lacing. The aroma was strong bitter and tart grapefruit, lemon and lime. The flavor was bitter and tangy with strong fruity hops - grapefruit and lime predominantly. There were undercurrents of sour nuts and yeastiness. the finish was medium length, bitter, fruity and a touch dry. Fairly full bodied. Good but a bit short of great.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Thanks to thaichile for this one!
A-Body is a cloudy bright amber that pours with a large off-white head. Great retention at 1 finger. Plenty of lacing left in the glass. Cloudiness is moderately thick and uniform and tiny bubbles can be seen rising to the top. Beautiful beer.
S- Plenty of citrus and spicy hop flavors dominate the nose. A slight malt presence can be noted in the background.
T-Citrus hop flavor is the highlight upfront with a soft toffee-like malt backbone. These flavors completely disappear for the finish where a big spicy hop flavor and a hint of roasted malt bitterness are showcased. Left to linger is some spicy hop flavor and a mild but long lasting residual bitterness. Lots going on. Very nice.
P- low to medium carbonation. Body is smooth and somewhat oily but seems to have that bottle-conditioned yeast presence to add to it.
O- This is a very nice west coast IPA. The bottle states a big floral hop presence but what I got from it was more of a spicy than floral presence (big plus for me). I’ll remember that I like this one for future trades and when I travel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-27-2008 21:08:34
bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Pours clear gold with small white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is mostly hops with caramel undertone. Well balanced malt & hops for an IPA. Medium body with lasting hoppy finish.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with fidelis83- thanks again, Jeremiah! Pours a clear amber with a constant stream of bubbles in the middle and a big, rocky off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of hops, caramel malts, orange and grapefruit citrus, herbal notes, pine, and a bit of soap. Flavor of caramel malts, wet hops, citrus, pine resin, tea, and earthy notes. Light-bodied, with sharp carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Sweet finish but a bitter aftertaste. Pretty good IPA but my hopes were a bit higher.
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, honey-gold with a strong, off-white head. Aroma holds some pine and citrus fruit. Some grass and blooming spring flowers. There is a quality in the nose such that I predict definite sweetness in the flavor. (It turns out I was right.) Flavor is certainly sweet, the variety of malts giving the beer a strong foundation upon which the hops do their work. Some more pine. This is a very smooth beer, somewhat warming, and of modest carbonation. Finish is bitter and decently long, with only hints of stickiness. Very nice.