mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden yellow with white head which settles quickly to the rim. Aroma is honey, citrus and piney hops. Taste is a nicely balanced with initial brief sweetness followed by floral piney hops. Crisp and light mouthfeel however left a little bit of pill bitterness in the finish - par for west coast ipa’s though. Nice IPA.
dfearnley (1165) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster
Beautiful hoppy, straw and flowery. Clear light amber with almost no head.
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank from a 22 oz bottle poured into a glass. Pours with very little head but a rich peachy/gold color-beautiful. Aroma is piney with a hint of apricot and mango. Taste is fabulous mix of bright crisp hops, citrus and apricots. Neither sweet or dry, and one of the easiest to drink IPAs I have tried. Good thing it is light on alcohol (for an IPA that is). Perfect amount of fizz to go with the fresh flavors and aroma. Overall a delicious beer perfect for late afternoon relaxin'!
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KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Drank in shorter pilsner glass from 22 oz bottle at home. Aroma- very nice hoppy smell with notes of cirus. Appearance- golden orange color with very light head. Carbonated. Taste- very smooth and hoppy with a citrsu twist. Excellent! Palate- clean hoppy mouthfeel. Once again with just a hint of citrus. Overall- one of best ipas i have ever had. Clean and drinkable but still substantial hoppiness
Sarlacc83 (1227) - 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 (1219) - 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 (2875) - 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.