boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Re-rate. Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head, great retention, big bubbles. The aroma is very floral, has some grapefruit, pine, lemon, some spicy notes. The taste on this blows the style away. The bitterness is hard to describe as there is such a complex hop bill. There is a nice citrus balance that fades to more bitterness.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ? At abraxas. Golden with slight haze. Resinous, dry floral hop aroma is intriguing. The nelson sauvin white wine quality is predominent and nice. Body is chewy in a good way. The balance is great.
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msindall (12) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stringing the senses of hops, fruits, and sweet flowers. It appears as a darker honey color. The taste is of hops but with a twist of a lemony acid sting. Encoats the palate is hops and the flavor stays even after the drink is gone. Overall, this beer is great on a warm summer day and you just need something to drink to refresh yourself.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
translucent gold with a thick dense head. medium-full body with high carbonation.
aroma: bright citrusy apricot slight-pine hops, sweet pale malt with a rather helles-like character.
taste: grassy piney hop bitterness, a definite woody note, pale malt, mild minerality, and a touch of yeastiness.
JohnRMurdoch (3638) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BrewDog Edinburgh. Strong hoppy aroma. Cloudy amber brown colour, good head. Tropical fruit & hop flavour, bitter aftertaste. Decent IPA.
matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This looked amazing in the Hallertau Willi Becher glass it came in. Juicy tropical, resiny, citrus aromas and flavour, dry, crisp and punchy. Drinks down so easily.
jmohno (1197) - Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with mild head/lacing.
Aroma smells pretty tastey,with fruit candied sweet bready pastry,slight peppery spice,nice overall hop aroma.
Initially a tart citrusy presence,then some light sweet malt witha light bready toastiness,grassyness followed by orange citrus/mild piney bitterness,nice floral tones even in the bittering flavor.Seems a bit undercarbed with a slightly noticable flatness to it. I have no idea how long this has been room temp shelved though,it held up prettty well. I would drink this anytime.Very nice ipa
Brandman (2288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden body, white head. Well, the outlook of this beer is mediocre, but thats fortunately the only thing. Very pure caramel aroma with exotic fruits and some pines in background. Flavour is dry, charasteristically same as aroma, but couple notches down. Floury mouthfeel. Nice rough maltiness in aftertaste. Excellent IPA.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow! This is one of my favorite IPA’s of the last year.
Sweet caramel scent with a mildly citrus hint, orange more than grapefruit. The appearance kept with the orange, a peach tint almost, with huge lacing. Beautiful. The palate was silky smooth, medium bodied, and the taste was vibrantly present although with a mild hoppiness, leaving a sugary taste on the tongue with the finish.
r464 (1992) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellowish amber color with a whitish head, not very dark. Punchy, bitter taste with floral hoppiness. Light hints of citrusy fruit underneath. Very good IPA.