Powder_Beer (11) - Durango, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
golden amber color with a citrusy aroma. The initial taste is a little bitter, but it finishes smooth and tart. Its a full/ wet taste with a nice white head that laces throughout. The mouthfeel is wet. This is a full, smooth beer...this is what IPAís are all about!
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. I get a grainy, caramel aroma, which leads me to believe this is an old bottle. Taste is slightly spicy citrus hops, nice caramel notes and very smooth. Good balance with the hops. I would really like to try a fresh one as this is a tasty brew.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep rich but clear orange, with about a fingerís worth of foam with sticky white lacing. Aroma is very much like sweet bread dough. The taste is very heavy on floral hops, though there is a very full sweet malty backbone. The floral and sweet bread like flavors combine perfectly in this beer to make it very well balanced.
lamas (1536) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. Pours a clear amber/rust color with a THICK and creamy sandy head that leaves webs of lace behind. The aroma features grapefruits, Mandarin oranges, citrus rinds, pine trees, caramel, a touch of pepper, and some rye in the background. Medium-bodied and smooth on the way down. The taste starts with a quick bit of caramel. A biscuity middle. Loads of bitter and drying juicy grapefruits and citrus rinds. A little spicy at the end. Just a tad harsh. Fairly crisp. Another excellent west coast IPA!
ChadPolenz (1629) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a 12oz bottle into an oversized wine glass.
APPEARANCE: Fairly clear, bright orange color bordering on blood red. Two-finger, eggshell, frothy head. Good retention and lacing.
AROMA: Typical citrus west coast scent, but not quite as potent. Grapefruit and strawberry are noticeable and a "dry flower" note like potpourri.
TASTE: Very robust IPA with strong hop flavor. Itís very bitter across the tongue while itís in the mouth. Finishes with fruit cocktail of grapefruit, strawberry and slight pineapple sweetness. Thereís only a touch of caramel maltiness here, which is fine. Tasty, but not very complex.
MOUTHFEEL: tad thin for fairly big IPA. Hops linger for only a moment and vanish so thereís not an annonying drying effect at all.
DRINKABILITY: Definitely a palatable beer. Not as obnoxiously dry as many west coast IPAs tend to be. Goes down smooth. Doesnít sit heavy in the stomach.
OVERALL: Very good IPA. Probably couldíve been great had it been a bit more complex. I really dug that strawberry and pineapple sweetness. Also enjoyed the fact it wasnít like a liquid desert in my mouth either. Definitely recommended!
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doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was delish! Started with really nice floral hoppy aroma. Poured a light copper color with a light white head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Nice gentle carbonation.Nice hoppy flavor arrests your palate, with a nice blanket covering type mouthfeel! The after taste is a nice bittered hop. I want more of this beer in my fridge!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color with a decent-sized head. Some lacing as it goes down. The nose is mostly citrus hops with some orange coming through the strongest. A bit of sweet caramel malt. Taste is similar, with the hops being the dominant portion, as the malt brings only a little bit behind. Medium bodied with good carbonation ad a nice hop dryness. Good drinkability all around.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-17-2010
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with an average sixe foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of bitter and lightly citrus notes are dominant thought not as powerful as expected. Taste is also dominated by bitter and citrusy notes with a lightly sweet malt base. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Well brewed thought I was expecting a more powerful hops profile.
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer is the standard to what an IPA should taste like, a great amount of both malt sweet and hoppy bitterness makes this a fantastic balance between the two, drink and enjoy.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish gold with large white head. nose of citrus hops. medium carbonation for the style. solid bitterness before some citrus hop flavor with a fair degree of low crystal sweetness before a moderate amount of residual sweetness. for my preference this is too sweet of an ipa with too much residual sweetness. this is likely an aged version and i imagine with fresher hops this would be a better version, but for now an average version of the style