sharkbcr (125) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color with a modest white head. Aroma is grapefruit / citrus. Taste is clean with a hint of apricot in the finish. An excellent big hop IPA!
mmargarucci (124) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrusy and fruity aroma. A very crisp clean malt profile. Followed by a wonderful hop bitterness that doesn't punch you in the face. A wonderful west coast style ipa. This was one of the first ipa's that defined the style and it's still one of the best!
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very citrus sweet grapefruit hopy floral cascade I also get some sort of sweet peach or apricot. Pours a copper color with lots of creamy off white foam. Leaves some lacing and has quit a bit of carbonation. Taste is sweet at first lots of grapefruit little malt and pine. Sits a little bitter towards the end. Some floral tones as well. Overall this is an amazing beer wish I could buy it for my every day beer. Damn it’s good! Thank you Brian.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of peach, mango, grapefruit, like an apricot, resin. Nice carmel malt backbone to it. Taste starts and finishes with lots of peach or apricot. Also starts with some mango and grapefruit. Slight bitterness. Then a good amount of carmel and bready malt shine through to balance it. The finish is a nice combination of fruity flavors from the hops: lots of apricot or peach, get some lemon, orange, grapefruit, mango, maybe some other tropical fruits. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation that gives it a refreshing finish. A creamy and resinous mouthfeel. A very balanced, flavorful, and drinkable IPA.
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden amber. Two fingers of head. Very well balanced IPA. Expected a fruity citrus finish but it was more grass flower and hop notes. Outstanding IPA.
mcc5468 (121) - USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Thick creamy head. Pour is a dark orange/amber color. Fruit hop aroma as advertised. Citrus hops are definitely present in the taste. Nice solid hop taste. No afterbite. Although only a 7% ABV the alcohol is well hidden. Good IPA. I would definitely drink again.
TourDeBeer (121) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
light copper in colour a shade towards cloudy, small carbonation bubbles are feeding the thin layer of a slightly off white head. hop flower resin and citrus aromas. heavy bitters with a sting* helped by the sharp carbonation followed by a thin mouthfeel. a bitter dry finish.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into DFH glass. Extremely clear. Dark amber / light copper color. Pillowy, off-white, 4-finger (heheh) head. Thick lacing. Citrusy hops (more orange or lemon than grapefruit or pine), sugary, marmalade smell. Initially sweet. Medium to heavy feel. Pleasant, somewhat scrubbing bubbliness. Finishes dry. Very, very tasty! Possibly one of my new, favorite IPAs!
smboselli (120) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best in class - there is no need to really say anything more than that - add it to the favorites list!
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Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw yellow color with a little persistent head. Aromas of fruity, aromatic and resinous hops. Flavors of fruity, aromatic, resinous and spicy hops. Couleur jaune paille, petit col de mousse persistant. Arômes de houblons fruités, aromatiques et résineux. Saveurs de houblons fruités, aromatiques, résineux et épicés.