shonobiwan (212) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Long Island, NY - 22 oz. bottle poured a clear amber color with moderate head and medium lacing. Aroma is complex with fruits, mango, citrus, floral hops and pine. Taste was initially sweet then developed into fruity hops and the a crisp bitterness. What I liked from this IPA was that the hops was not over powering. A really good IPA.
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Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle sent by Peacehammer, thanks again Dominic. Beautiful golden orange with a bright white head. I am picking up smells of caramel, toffee, and what I believe are fuggle/willamette hops. Also, hints of wood in the aroma. Taste is balanced pretty well, but a little on the malty side for me. I am definitely a hophead and was hoping for a hoppy punch in the face. Overall, solid IPA, but just not up to the hype.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too big of a head. I served too cold. Nice lacing. Orange pale cloudy color. Reminds me of hoppyum aftertaste. Nice bottle.
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Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one of my all time favorites I had just never rated. †dark gold, with one finger foamy head. Strong pungent hop aroma, with some hints of grapefruit. Very well balanced taste for a big west coast IPA, plenty of hops but also nice body and some malty characters.†
Ktwse (2164) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily one of the best IPA:s out there. Pours light orange amber, slightly cloudy, with a medium white to off-white head. It doesnít look very spectacular, but then again if the looks are the weakest part of a beer, then Iím good with that. Nose is tropical fruits (apricot, mango), citrus and grapefruit with a very strong hop presence. Hard to tell, but maybe cascade, amarillo, some nelson sauvin? I donít know, but itís definitely rich, fruity hops. Flavour is immediately bitter with a nice pungent quality. The bitterness increases through the sip until gently settling into a long and very enjoyable finish that mellows out but stays with you for a long time. Body is medium with a creamy quality and a somewhat lively, refreshing carbonation.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my first time ordering online and none of the hop forward beers I purchased came with any dates that I could tell, disappointing. This one is over the hill.
Nice golden pear tone, thinner head that recedes to a minimal cap but then retains throughout
Nose is a bit subdued, mostly citrus but truly difficult to discern, I have an easier time smelling the glass that I poured it into.
The character isnít nearly as muted as I wouldíve guessed by the smell - all that citrus - tangerine, grapefruit, abstract bitter... clearly outdated though.
Mouthfeel is thinner than I wouldíve expected but seems appropriate for this particular brew, carbonation is still spot on.
Overall, I guess Iíll just wait for a good trade opportunity or a vacation to give this one a real review.
roman88 (2) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My sister got me this beer for my birthday and she got 2 others. This is by far the best one. Great taste and it was straight from the brewery so that helped it out. Definitely recommend it
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic aroma, great color, nice floral notes, not too bitter...yeah definitely be looking for this one again.
deekyn (1220) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 A - pours clear light golden orange. 2 finger high head that lingers, strong lacing. S - citrus and tropical fruit hops. Notes of grasses, and soap as well. M - creamy mf light body. Very bitter middle, lingering sweet malty ending. T - light citrus hops on the nose. Very bitter grassy hops hints of tea bitters and grapefruit, on the palate. Sweet malty and basic notes on the end. O - very good aromas, very bitter linear taste. 7-
JesseC5683 (5) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful hoppy aroma, with a hint of tropical fruit...golden color with a hint of red/orange...very sharp hoppy taste right from the get-go, hints of mango/pineapple, splash of orange...super-slick going down, with a monstrous aftertaste...an outstanding IPA!