skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 bottle at Smith’s in downtown Springfield. This might be my new favorite IPA. The citrus flavors are over the top. I love the orange juice finish balanced with a light sweet malt. As it warmed up a bit, the floral and grassy flavors appeared. This was the perfect break from the kitchen renovation. I asked Jimmy for something with citrus hop flavors from his private stock... and he delivered.
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep golden with a lingering, lacy head. Aroma strong of caramel with underlying hops that are strong but somehow still feel like a background scent. The flavor is the same way. You can sense the presence of the hops but the smooth texture and caramel malts are more apparent. A really good beer that competes with a lot of imperial/double IPAs.
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Hazy gold beer. Hoppy nose. Dry palate - soft. Pleasant hops - a little spicy. Dry soft finish. Perfectly good but forgetable beer.
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
First night in rented Decatur digs. Welcome to Emory. Marking the moment with this promising bottle, a cool sendoff, compliments of darn1207. A bomber. Pours golden amber orange, not cloudy yet opaque. Snow white head. Attractive. Amazing nose, all floral hops and citrus fruits. Really a great smelling brew. Light-medium bodied, slightly watery mouthfeel. Grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple. Clean bitter aftertaste. Delicious. Nice lacing as she goes. Apricot emerges as she warms a bit. A beautiful balanced IPA that doesn’t try to kick your ass.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bomber. Pours a medium golden color with a slight haze. A short head leaves some scattered lacing in my Alesmith shaker glass. Pungent hop aroma with notes of pine, bubblegum and nectarines. Body is medium and slick with a biting bitter finish that lingers. Flavor is quite balanced and reminds me of Hop Devil in that respect. Quite bitter and hoppy with a good balance of malts. Overall a really great IPA!
Travlr (13517) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86 - thanks! Bright amber color, large off white head, great lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles. Taste is light citrus and flowers. Light body. Good stuff.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from bottle into a Spaten mug. Pours a nice golden color with a two finger frothy head that subsides to one finger slowly. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of an excellent sweet hop note. The flavor is of pine, spicy hops, and a hint of malt. It has medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this is the second time I have had this brew but the last time was prior to reviewing brews. I am glad I was able to get my hands on it again so I could relive my previous experience. You NEED to try this one if you are an IPA fan. No excuses... Believe the hype.
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A hazy gold pour with a medium white head. Scent of piney hops. Fantastic fruity and bitter blend, dry finish. Wonderful and possibly my new favorite IPA!
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 A clear golden pour with medium carbonation in the body and a beautiful topographic white frothy head. The aroma holds nectar fruits and gratuitous pine. Mango, pineapple, mandarin orange, apricot, and a slight caramel malt all come through definitively. Pretty much every hop facet is covered in this dank wonder of a brew. The flavor blasts me with resinous evergreen at first, but that quickly changes to apricot, nectarine, mango, and mandarin. The malt character is light, which I really like here. The palate is super crisp and resinous without being smacking. An incredible rendition of the style.
kassner (1377) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Light Golden honey color, just very slightly cloudy with small head that lasts and just a little lacing on Tap at Mad Mex. Very nice full mouth with all kinds of hops for good balance. Funky aromatic mop tastes and of course a great bitter clean finish
2011 Bottle every bit as good except lacing was great too.
6/14 On tap light golden color and seemed not as big. still a good drink