Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deepngolden pour with a big white head. Aroma is huge with hops and very floral and citrus. Flavor is incredible with juicy hops, fruit, and very slightly sweet. One of thr best.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Pour is a coppery Orange with nice lacy sticky white head. Smell is lemon wheat grass. Taste is sweat wheaty hay with lemon and mandrin oranges. Good stuff.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a white head. Big citrus pop on the nose with orange and grapefruit, piney resiny hops. Flavor has citrusy sweetness up front with a big piney bitterness on the back of the tongue. Nice spiciness with the hops to give an extra kick and plenty of earthy sweet malt to tame it a bit. A bit if an alcohol kick on the way down. Good IPA, but a bit overrated.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another California IPA that rocks the house. Had this one 10/7/2010 from the bottle. Pours a beautiful golden color with just under quarter an inch of head. Nice lacing on the glass as well because I keep drinking this beer very quickly. I smell malt, slight citrus from the hops. I taste citrus with a strong bitter finish to let you know that they did not skimp on the hops. Not the most balanced, but this IPA is a true representation of why the West Coast IPAs rule the roost. I am so happy we were able to get some of this liquid nectar in Richmond. Medium bodied with a very smooth mouth feel for being so aggressive.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. This was different from what I was expecting. Not so much citrus but definitely a different fruity blend. Must be the apricot/mango flavors noted in the deScription. Pours a great looking golden color with a lasting foamy white head. Thick mouthfeel for an IPA. Not my favorite IPA, but a great offering.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear light amber color, small half inch of bubbly white head that clears quickly. Bright sharp hop nose of lemons, apricots, and some sticky resinous notes. Nose also shows some heavy bitterness and some light toasted notes. Aroma shows plenty of that sharp citric bitterness from the nose; grapefruit, lemons, and other sharp fruit notes. Light malt backbone of toasted biscuits and caramel. Flavors blend decently, but lack the depth or uniqueness of many other IPAs. Palate is full and creamy, with a light bitter finish. Certainly a good IPA, but nothing especially incredible.
vandc01 (296) - North Branch, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber with no noticeable date on it.
Aroma - tropical, sweet, almost peppery
Appearance - crystal clear light golden color
Taste - Very nice....very smooth with a great bite at the back of the tongue which I like.
Palate - Great lingering taste.
Overall - I can see why this beer gets such high ratings, it is a top notch beer. Can’t believe I waited so long to have it.
rgf001 (292) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of pine, spruce, citrus. Clear gold with white head that lingers. flavors of grapefruit, citrus, spruce, resin. Hop forward beer with bitter dry finish that begs for more beer.
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is strong citrus grapefruit. Golden color with foamy white head. Taste is citrus hops bitterness.full mouthfeel with good carbonation.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright golden hue almost resembling a lager. Aroma is unique. I get lemon, melons, and a decent amount of booziness. It smells really fresh. The body on this beer is very light making it dangerously drinkable. Tropical citrus notes and a crisp finish with warming alcohol all the way through. Similar style to Pliny yet its own entity, really enjoyable and fresh.