Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour, two finger head, good lacing. Both aroma and taste are heavy on the hops. Overall, a pretty good IPA.
Ctplt777 (143) - - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA. I have heard good things about it but never got around to trying it but Iím glad I did. Really nice tropical pine aroma. Very West coast itís awesome. Itís like not trying to be too much of something. It is exactly what it is and I think thatís what I like so much about it. The taste is obvious. Itís delicious. Nice soft fruit and dry finish. Very refreshing. Overall a fantastic beer.
joejames (142) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours slightly hazy light amber. Two finger head, nice lacing. Aroma of mango, apricot, lemon zest. Taste is very hoppy bitter with nice light sweetness for balance. Medium-full body, lightly carbonated, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes with a complex symphony of spruce, apricot, melon, earthy herbs. This is a very fine west coast IPA. Itís worthy of itís 100 rating.
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Aroma is of strong citrus like citra hops. Taste of strong citrusy and a mild hop after taste. This is an excellent ipa. A little more bitterness could make the flavor more pronounced other than that this is great ipa.
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This reminds me of two of my other all-time favorite IPAs with the great parts of each blended together; Port Wipeout and Nugget Nectar. It has a great floral, fresh hop flavor that sticks to your palate. Unmatched freshness and plenty of citric and somewhat sweet hop flavors make up the profile but there are many subtleties. Why donít I live in California?
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have had this beer on a couple occasions both fresh and a few months old. It continues to rate high but I was not overly impressed and though a well made beer I think this one is boosted by local support. Good hop balance that doesnít overpower and decent nose. Well balanced and highly drinkable but could be a little thicker on the palate with the malt base. Overall a nice beer but does not live up to the Midwest IPAís or other West Coast upper tier IPAís.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Liquid gold with a little reddish amber. The citrus and grapefruit punch you in the nose first. Medium boddied with smooth carbonation. Grass, wet hay, grapefruit and lemon assault your tongue and lead the battle against boring brews. This is a great IPA. Very drinkable becasue it isnít obnoxiuosly bitter.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I paid 17 bucks for a bomber. It did not live up to the hype or the price tag. It was a good IPA however. Golden color, small head, good lacing. Hoppy aroma and slightly tropical. Hop bitterness, hop flavor and tropical fruit are the main flavors. Not as bitter or hoppy as I expected. Smooth finish with minimal hops lingering on the palate. I would like to try this in Cali to ensure freshness.
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber hazy color with a white thin head
Smell of citrus, pine, mango, grapefruit
Bitter with a smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of strong citrus and pine. Hints of mango and grapefruit.
Pretty awesome IPA.
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Linus_Stick for sharing. Pour was a nice golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was filled with hops and just a hint of fruit. The taste was just excellent, clean, bitter, and filled with hops that lead you right to a crisp finish that left you wanting more. Definitely a beer I would drink on the regular were it readily available here in PA.