hopwine (663) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 Pretty much the perfect IPA, plus it’s always readily available. Sturdy enough malt backbone that lets bright apricot and citrus shine.
Bebum (663) - - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Gold color, clear, tight lace.
Full body, silky texture, packed with a rainbow of flavors, very complex and elegant, moderately hot mouthfeel, long on the palate. Bitter but not dry.
Hoppy, herby, resiny.
Delicious, worth looking for.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Bomber. This is a fantastic IPA. Pours very clear and has the citrus aroma in spades. White peach, grapefruit, lemon, honey. I think these beers go from the far "pine" spectrum to the far "citrus" spectrum. This is far on the citrus side. Fantastic and easy to drink, I could have this all day long.
Rerated 11/25/09: from 4.1 to 4.5 this is amazing beer, Huge aroma of fresh citrus hops and absolutely delicious on my tongue. wow, killer beer.
MBlessing (660) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkelgelbe Farbe sehr schöner fester Schaum, Geruch fruchtig citrus hopfig, Geschmack cremig fruchtig Grapefruit und leichte Vanille, schöne bitternote
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Most delicious new IPA I’ve had in years.
Color is a bright golden hue, transparent, with a slight tinge of orange. Head is white and frothy rich, thick, meringue-like and jiggles when nudged. Head recedes to a thinner, but long lasting lace and Belgian lace surrounds the inside of my glass as this one goes down.
Nose is full of bright citrus and citrusy black tea aromas. I’m leaning towards tangerine and peaches with that black tea component, and a slight suggestion of biscuits.
Sharp on the palate right away, but not an overwhelming in your face hop presence. It’s big but not an assault like some APA’s can offer. The bright citrus comes through and again some of the black tea qualities. Faint biscuity malt is in there, and it has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. I pick up some lemon towards the end.
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget passagen
caramel, citrus, grass, roasty, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
A tiny bit heavy
scoth (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with a big puffy beige head, very good lacing, excellent retention. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, floral notes, bread, grass. Medium body, creamy. Lightly sweet, a hint of citrus, full bitter finish, but not over-the-top. Nice fruity-hop IPA.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stellar beer. Everything you look for in this style, balance, citrus hops, bitter finish. It has it all and more
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle pours a hazy golden amber body with a tall offwhite head that lasts forever. Lavish sticky lacing. Aroma is citrusy and floral(orange blossoms) with pink grapefruit, oranges, and other tropical fruits underneath. Taste has a prevailing citrusy hop bitterness that is mostly pink grapefruit. A plethora of tropical fruits peak adds delicate hints throughout. Malt presence adds a gentle whisper of sweetness. Very clean and even, supremely well balanced. Delicious and dangerously drinkable.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden color, moderate head, big citrusy aroma. Flavor is big hop presence with some nice flavor notes of citrus and resiny pine, with just the right amount of malt. Substantial on the palate, with a chewy quality that I like. Has a long pleasing bitter finish with some other good flavors hanging in there too. Manages to stay just on the right side of line for bitterness. I can see why this gets the rating it does; it’s a new favorite.