keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before May 16, 2013.
Appearance: Pay attention other breweries, this is exactly how an IPA should look. The body is a crystal clear amber, not too dark like many other IPAs, showing off carbonation throughout lazily floating to the thick and creamy white head that takes up 1/3 of the glass on the pour. The retention is average, but it settles into a creamy thick coating.
Aroma: Hops, hops, hops. The aroma is dominated by the hops, but hints only slightly at bitterness. The aroma is strong of oranges and grapefruit in good balance.
Taste: This is balanced beautifully, the malts are mild on the intro and provide a pleasant backing for the flavorful orange hops with mild grapefruit bitterness. The flavor lingers for a bit of oranges then grapefruit.
Palate: Medium bodied, oily texture, with hints of carbonation.
Overall: World class IPA, this is the epitome of a West-Coast IPA. Everyone needs to try this, it’s balanced beautifully and very drinkable. Great beer.
rgfellow (100) - - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Bottle at home. Pours copper color with frothy white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is bitter up front with an abrupt finish. Fine beer.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love it! Very crisp aroma with hops and citrus. Beautiful lace and thin head. Light orange colie . Hops galore on the pallete. Not bitter. Awesome beer.
ttoadee (1293) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light soft gold pour, thin white head. Ripe soft fruit in the nose (mango & peach) with pine wafting through the back. Pleasant, sharp bitterness. Oily and coating with light dancing malt and and hops through the middle. Creamy mouth feel at the end with a strong, but not overpowering, bitter hop finish. 7% alcohol is so well blended that it only show up now in my notes. Spend the $ and try this one.
AshtonMcCobb (5335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden to amber with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has the expected pine and grapefruit. The taste has more of the grapefruit but the alcohol has given it enough sweetness to tame the extreme bitterness. The palate is balanced as implied in the tasting note - medium bodied a nice creamy texture and then the bitterness cleans the palate nicely at the end.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best IPAs. This is packed with hops. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Very thirst quenching.
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DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from Premier. Pale gold-amber and a goodly white head with varied lace. Oodles of hop aromas showing cat pee funk and weed, plus hints of peach and lemon. Nose has an actual FEEL to it, a ’nose-palate’ if you will, opens the sinuses. Taste excites the bitter receptors pretty well, strong grapefruit peel with an over wash of some sweet pale fruit and warming alcohol. Herbal-dry palate and long mineral-grassy dry finish. Taste is not layered & fruity as dreamed about, shows a hint match-stick and lots of grass & grapefruit pith & a fighting hint of lemon fruit plus standard-issue pale malt. Fresh and snappy.
rougeau13 (2619) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, bread, and florals. Taste is really well balanced with a nice easy drinking bitterness. Tasty stuff.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of grapefruit. Pours a clear orangish amber with a none lasting white head and no lacing. The taste is is much like the nose. Grapefruit up front with notes of honey, some pine in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a well done IPA.
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - wonderful florally/citrusy smell.
Appearance - Nice amber w/ decent head/lacing.
Taste - Wonderfully balanced and deep hop taste, not overpowering at all. Palate - Nice carbonation, good mouthfeel and has a lovely dry hoppy finish.
Overall - A class IPA. It just has outstanding hop balance from start to finish. One of my favorite’s and highly recommended.