VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (22 ounce): Clear, golden with a hint of copper and a thick head. Huge lift of fresh hops. Lantana, citrus, pine. Very fresh. Green but rich.. Dry to off dry. Medium to medium high bitterness. Not sour. Rich, very fresh. Great weight and length. Bitterness is balanced by flavor. Tropical, citrus, pine hop flavors with malt to match. Intense west coast IPA but as balanced as they come.
Intense but lovely beer.
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle but drank from a mug. Unfortunate. Great beer. Aroma is citrus sweet. Fruity ipa, but stays true to hop heavy ipa style. Finishes nice
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hashigo Zake
The fruity nose described in the commercial description did not really present itself to me. I might have agreed on the vegetative growth of fruit trees however. It has a sense of the field and orchard other than the smell of ripening fruit. It is quite nice. The hops are in clear evidence too. It is clearly an IPA; --
- looks like a premium mainstream pilsner, even a champagne without the effervescence. good lacing and medium head; --
- bitter hops taste - nothing vaguely sweet, there is the sourness that one associates with grapefruit juice and no hint of saltiness though it is well rounded leaving me to suspect that there is salty aspect to the taste --
- medium body, good but not overdone effervescence, nothing oily or creamy and lacking anything suggesting thick or or sticky - it is clean and clear on the tongue. nice clean slightly bitter finish; --
- consistently a well rounded example of IPA.
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Pours clear amber with moderate head. Nose is pine, mango, tropical fruit, hops. Taste is pine and peppery spicy hops on the front, on the back end it smooths out a lot with mango and tropical fruit notes. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel for an ipa. For my money the best IPA out there.
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rick_91709 (379) - USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can. Hazy gold with a very thick, long-lasting head. Very strong citrusy aroma. Bitter, but in a good way. Definitely would have again.
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TH28 (378) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 12oz can with 11/5/15 code date.
Appearance: Golden and slightly hazy, with a thick white foam cap.
Aroma: Intense mix of melon, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and resin.
Taste: Light bready malt that quickly turns to sharp bitterness and dank, resinous, earthy hop flavors. Grapefruit and grassiness is there, but very low.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a medium-high carbonation
Finish: Seems to balance well on the finish, with only a slight lingering bitterness. It does leave a sticky resin on the tongue.
Overall: Well done west coast IPA that has a great aroma, with a dominant hop bitterness that doesnít overpower thru the finish. Fairly light malt base that letís the hops shine but still remains balanced.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. thanks to Dunk. I think I actually drank this one right out of the bottle. Flavor was citrus, piney, and sweet malt. Nice body and easily one of the best drinking IPAís out there.
Gbgbrouge (377) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle, pale slightly hazy amber with high head. Aroma with notes of fruit, citrus, pine and some bread. Taste is mild bitterness backed up by a very well balanced malt body and leading to a subtle but long bitter finish. The geatness of this beer is in the balance, nothing really sticks out bit the way it comes together is just heavenly...
malkyore (377) - - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Violence! Itís like electricity in a glass. Itís all sharp edges, but still pretty easy to drink. Very very hoppy. Thatís really all I have to say. Itís pretty good though.
alkolord (377) - - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange klar im Glas, leichter weiße schaum, grassig fruchtig hopfig in der Nase, unglaublich ausgewogen, angenehme bittere bei sehr guten Körper (nicht zu leicht, nicht zu schwer), lang anhaltende Bittere, sehr schöne IPA