Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Beer, the Myth, the Legend. After waiting/searching 2 years for this brew, I finally got my mouth on it. Great IPA! Wonderful citrus notes in the nose and in the taste. Nice sticky white lacing. Beautiful orange-gold color. A must have to Hop Heads.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big hops forward aroma. Floral and fruity. Very nice malt backing and flavors. This was a very tasty IPA. One of the bets I have had in a long time.
Wittales (755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was amber gold with diminishing whitish creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing.Aromas where sweet honey malt with grapefriut, lemons, oranges and spices. Taste was sweet figs, honey sweet malty backbone with melony citrus lemony hops comes through in the back. Palate was smooth creamy carbonation with beautiful medium balance of sweetness and hops. Wonderful IPA...
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color body with big hop flavor and bitter grapefruit finish. On point for sure.
MacBoost (1645) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 re-rate with a more mature palate:
Pours and looks the same as I described below, but the taste is nowhere near as mind blowing. 3.6
Pours a clear light amber with a generous 4 finger head. Very citrusy aroma, grapefruit, mango. Taste follows suit, very sticky hops, very bitter. A beautiful beer. 4.3
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour head with a foamy white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Fantastic balance. Good body. Loads of grapefruit and melon hop notes supported by a sturdy caramel malt backbone. A very nice IPA.
Beerology (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great and nice
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BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber from Wilibees in Petaluma. Orange pour with great white lacing on the glass. Nose is bright citrus hops - grapefruit and mango - with some resin to round it out and make it a very full aroma. Moderate palate. Taste is sharp citrus hop that is well balanced. Great beer.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a lovely, tasty beer. Lots of hop and a gentle wash of malt. Slight amount of minerality, like stones washed in a river. Draft.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden orange color with a white head. Aroma is filled with sweet grapefruit, grapefruit peel, peach, orange and tangerine and is super hoppy. Flavor follows the nose with a touch of sweet malt, I get floral notes, sweet grapefruit and grapefruit peel, subtle tropical fruit and orange and tangerine. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a great IPA.