mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour smuggled in from out of state for me. Tasty tasty IPA here that has got it going on.
tom10101 (5000) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (355 ml). Thanks to Tom for this one! Clear golden/orange with a medium off-white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is intensely fruity (mango, orange, apricot, peaches, pineapple), floral hops and slight honey presence. Taste is moderately malty with fruity notes (less than in the aroma), honey and moderate but long lasting bitterness. Medium body. Dangerously drinkable and extremely refreshing. Quite complex for an IPA. Wow!
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours medium-dark yellow with white head. Aroma pine with slight citrus. Taste initial malt sweetness replaced by citrus and pine. Clean brief finish of citrus and pine. Full palate. Alcohol not evident.
I am not a huge IPA guy but this is a tasty well made IPA.
Jimmythespoon (472) - - APR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Review from backlog. On tap at ale house Santa Monica. One of the best ipa.s I have eve had truly a west coast classic.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into dogfish ipa glass. Golden orange clean appearance with a hearty white head. Smells very heavy on pine with citrus overtones. Fruit is in the background too, apricot I think? Bitter front that gets a bit malty, then more fruit and citrus, mostly grapefruit, into a bitter finish. Nice, crisp, refreshing, balanced.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with decent sized white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Pleasant and nicely balanced hop flavor. A good IPA, but frankly it doesn’t stand out. I was expecting more based on the high scores.
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Sweet but not overly hoppy aroma. Slightly hazy orangish amber. Thin almost white head. Flavor is flippin’ unbelievable, which is what I said after the first sip. Perfect balance. Very hoppy yet somewhat fruity.
schlitzfaced (86) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from bottle into pint glass. pours a hazy golden orange in color,leaving a thin head which dissapates quickly. Hoppy aroma with apricot . very tasty
ThirstyBird (2530) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Reservior. Pours a clear orange color with a white head. S,ell is tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is Tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit. Light/medium body with nice carbonation.
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Poured a some kind of dark gold, but clear with a smallish head that dissipated rapidly. The aroma escapes me but there is no mistaking the potent bite of this fish! If you don’t like strong tasting left coast IPA’s you better stay away. In a place where a good IPA is hard to come by (Maui) this is a real treat.