Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Shane. Thanks!
Drunk on 10-12-12, reviewed from notes
A: Golden-copper yellow. Great white head lasts for the duration of the beer.
N: Oh Lord in Heaven. Pineapple, mango, citrus, mandarin orange. This is like walking around a fruit stand. Some pine. This nose goes on forever.
T: As fruity as the nose is, the body is equally piney and earthy. Very, very bitter and dry. A little pineapple, but this is an overwhelming spruce bomb. Some bready/biscuity notes and malt. Quite the dichotomy.
M: Palate is dry to the point where it’s like a hop covered with spikes and razors. Fair amount of alcohol.
O: The epitome of the West Coast IPA. Dry, scraping, and lacking in most of the malt needed to balance out the hops. If only the dry hopping lasted throughout the body, this might be my first perfect 5.
markkono (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent choice. Color is amber and slightly cloudy. Hoppy start and finish. Please try one.
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Hopping Pig, San Diego. Food pairing with braised bratwurst. Piney hoppy aroma, pleasantly bitter but not overwhelming. Good.
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kathouse (1195) - Nevada, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin sticky foam. Smells like apricot, hay, and pine. Nice spicy hop flavor with some malt and light fruit. Finish is dry and refreshing. One of the best IPA’s.
jbruner (2826) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with good off-white head and moderate lacing. Aromas of citrus and piney hops, sweet maltiness, and slight lemongrass qualities. Taste is piney resins, citrus hops, bittersweet finish. Great IPA, hopefully I can find it again.
snavelz (3) - Aliso Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic beer. Just the right amount of hops that lingers in your mouth ninutes after taking a sip. Very easy drinkability, light yet hoppy, not filling and with notes of orange and grapefruit. Even a non-IPA lover would love this beer.
EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Brewzilla during Cleveland Beer Week. Floral and citrus notes, just the right amount of bitterness. Finished nicely, very solid IPA.
dojken (310) - - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bra balans med fin god arom med frukt o citrus. Beskan ligger bra i munnen med lång eftersmak. Detta är utifrån att vara en Ipa en mycket bra sådan.
southernolkart (55) - - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. What a tasty beer. Very complex hop character. Grapefruit an lemon with a light malt backbone. This one leaves a good taste in the mouth. Would drink again.
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Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hazy orange with white head. Aroma is alot of sweet malts, orange, sweet fruits, tropical fruits, honey. Taste has a nice piney bitterness, grapefruit, caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, resin. A very nice IPA. THis bottle was enjoy by 10/24/12 so not sure how old the bottle is? Still an awesome IPA and I bet that it is even more awesome fresher! Cheers!