Travlr (19489) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 Bomber shared with steptin and bouche. Bright golden color, huge fluffy white head, massive lacing. Aroma of lemon trees, pine forests and grassy meadows. The taste actually brings you to mountain meadows and pine forests. Wonderful stuff.
Bottle shared with Nick and Sica from Connecticut. Nice stuff.
Holy (837) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Consumed with Travlr in Tucson. Good head and hoppy aroma in the pour. Vibrant citrus flavor with a bit of a hop-bite after taste. Very nice.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really nice clear deep copper color with medium foamy offwhite head that quickly dissapates. Aroma is a really really good balance of sweet citrus. Smells delicious. Flavor has some alcohol warmth up front with some piney earthy hops, nice caramel malt base that is not too sweet, and a resiny bitter dry hop finish. Overall, very nice ipa.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, SF Embarcadero Market. Drank this after sampling Pliny the Elder and I loved this even more. Warming, bursting with flavour and aroma. Tasted much stronger than 6%. Caramel, grassy hops and spirit come to mind. Rounded beyond belief. A truly awesome beer, massive.......!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ). Great big pillowy head head turns me on. A bready caramel malt nose with a delightful pine and citrus touch. Palate not overly bitter, but balance between the malt and hops is about right, the sweetness of the malt just dominating a touch. Just a solid goodie this.
gladiatorsteer (4) - USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber orange color, slightly cloudy. sweet hop aroma with citrus notes. slight bitterness on the front of the palate. sweet, juicy citrus and malt in the mddle and slight bitterness on the finish. light to medium body. good every day drinker.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a copper color with a fluffy white head and some mild lacing.
S: Lots of citrus hops on the nose and not all that much else. A bit of pine and bread in the background. Quite a pungent aroma, actually.
T: The flavor is less intense than the nose would let on, unfortunately. I still got the citrus and pine, but they were not quite as powerful. A bit of bread and sweetness, too.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. The finish is mildly bitter.
D: One of the first IPAs I had back when I got into beer, and to be honest, it’s a little better than I had remembered. Not my favorite by any means, but it’s still a good beer.
KYBreakfast (15) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle
Aroma: raw egg/doughy, hops
Appearance: tons of head - nice retention golden color - very frothy
Taste: Nutty, Cereal malt, doug -crescent roll, hops
Palate: Light/very malty/watery
Overall: a classy beer-pong beer or beach beer or lawn mower beer.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange beer with a pillowy off-white head and some lacing. Scent is sweet, hoppy and some cut grass. Taste is hoppy with a dry light bitter finish. Very Nice!
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from growler into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Pours yellow-orange with an off-white two finger frothy head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of citrus and hops. The flavor was of malt and bitter hop. It was medium on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was not a bad IPA. It was not excessively hoppy but not under hoppy either. It was not my favorite IPA, but not my least favorite either. The drinkability on this one is great as well.