Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 7/23/09. I was so pumped to see bottles of this at my local store. Whenever a beer has this high of a rating, I wonder if it really is that good. This lives up to the hype incredibly.
Poured this into my tulip glass. Pours a dark orange with a good inch-sized ivory head on top. Decent retention, but little lacing. The scent on this brew is phenomenal! Huge orange, tangerine, pineapple, lemon scents all over this. Absolutely wonderful smell.
The mouth is crisp and wonderfully bubbly. Excellent for gulping. Flavor is big citrusy notes with some bitter grapefruit, sweet oranges, and tangy lemons. Finishes bitter and a bit on the drying side. There’s some sweet notes in there that balance this out well. The alcohol is pretty well hidden but makes itself known near the end of the bottle. Oh yes. I could drink this all night. This isn’t as bold and in your face as I was expecting. This is just an unbelievably good IPA. Freaking highly recommend.
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Birdsal House. Pours orange with great citrus nose. tastes great of grapefruit, pine, malt, bubblegum, grass, resin,and wood. Really good ipa that I would have again and again
kayres (582) - , Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow orange white head. Beautiful floral citrusy nose. Big hop floral flavor, clean, fresh
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ddemmingjr (753) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ray's. Clear dark golden, soft white head. Nose is bubblegum, mango fruity hop nose. Soft and smooth on the palate and really well balanced from sweet to bitter. Resinous hops with just enough malt sweetness. Big fan
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superspak (3167) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating legible on the side. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, honey, tropical fruit, and light herbal spiciness. Fantastic aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, lemon, orange zest, herbal spiciness, honey, and light biscuit. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon, pine, orange, honey, and herbal on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and smoothness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fantastic creamy, crisp, and extremely smooth mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; with almost no warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible IPA. Huge flavor balance and smoothness. Extremely easy and pleasant to drink for 7%; with a fantastic mouthfeel.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 I prefer a ipa with a bit more of a malt backbone. But it is a good sd style ipa.
bytemesis (4136) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber, but with minimal head. Nice aroma, with strong grapefruit overtones. Taste is well balanced, with strong hops bitterness, some citrusy flavors. Slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a very good IPA, but i just can’t put it in the same class as Green Flash or Stone.
BroSpud (1809) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours golden with a white head. Very tasty IPA that has it’s own character setting it apart from other IPAs which usually have a stronger pine flavor. This leans more to citrus tastes of lemon plus maybe some apricot with a much less subtle pine flavor. Crisp, light and delicious.
aleph (231) - - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Nate. Gold with white head. West coast hoppy, citrusy and bitter. Lasting finish, decent body.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bit cloudy and light gold with just a tad bit of head. Great citrus and bubblegum aroma. Really nails the balance between sweet and bitter that blends together to leave a real nice creamy feel on the tongue.