ryanhunter_4 (200) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured at souplantation in San Diego. Smells like citrus, drank from the bottle so unsure of appearance. Great taste; citrusy hops. Very refreshing. Great beer.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had this beer more than a few times but never written a review. This one is based on a 22 0z. bottle. Poured a light golden amber with an ample two-finger head which dissapted into a white covering fairly quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side but lasted. Nose is a wonderful collection of orange and mango, some pine and floral hops. Taste starts with a some sweetness and citrus and then quickly folds into a pleasantly dry and mildly bitterness. There is some alcohol warming at the end as well. Feel is medium to light and oily. This is a very refreshing beer you must try - IF it’s fresh. Highly recommended and near the top of my favs.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a clear (tiny specks) apricot body with a off white milky head that leaves behind wet sloppy lacing.
S: Aroma delivers lush peaches and apricots are leading the way of the tropical parade. Lemon tartness and faint pine resin contribute to the sweet fruit.
T/M: Super sweet tropical fruits up front then the bitter lemon, grapefruit and orange oil take over the dry finish. Toasted toffee malt and pepper. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
O: Lush tropical fruits delicate spice and toasted malt. The bitterness in the finish really rounds out the sweetness. Fantastic easy drinking IPA to seek out.
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Awesome dry finish. Hop strong. Hammered yet appreciative. Yada yada, Portland OR.
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Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mango and caramel on the nose in balanced succession. Enchanting appearance: very lively carbo bubbles; two-finger creamy ivory head; sparkling clear light gold. Taste: tart citrus, sweet mango, and finishes with bitter pine and saltiness. Palate: thin to oily. refreshing carbonation feel. lingering bitter finish.
tombutlin (198) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent IPA, with some good tropical aroma, but I just felt the body was a touch thin in relation to the scent up front
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, deep amber in color. Rather minimal off-white head. Rich, powerful aroma. Notes of resin, citrus, herbs, toast, and caramel. Taste is earthy, with underlying hints of fruit and a bit of citrus tartness. Medium body, slightly oily texture, lively carbonation and a hoppy, bitter finish. An excellent beer.
smroush (197) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dominated by hops, grapefruit and spruce. Just a bit of bready malt.
Light copper or amber color with a fairly substantial white to off-white head. Clear.
Taste is quite dry and quite bitter.
Palate is interesting, fairly light body, really crisp and dry. Carbonation average. Finish is grapefruit and carbonation.
Overall I like the crispness and dry bitterness. Definitely a hop bomb though, not much malt balance.
avantdagare (197) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 finger beige head that sank to 6 mm, amber body. Nose: Peach, passionfruit, kiwi, starfruit, green pepper, melon and oranges. Aroma: Oranges, grapefruit, resin, cookies, starfruit, passionfruit, kiwi, caramel, green pepper and melon. Semi-long, semi-bitter ending.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice cloudy golden amber, about an inch of head settles to a half finger, pretty good lacing.
Aroma is full of fruit and citrus. Lots of mango, pineapple, apricots, hops, grapefruit, and little honey.
Taste is pretty close to the nose. Lots of mango and hop. It is sweet, tangy, and bitter all at once.
Mouth feel is pretty bright, lots of "zing" from the carbonation. Smooth going down with some hop bitterness and a little sweetness in the body.