daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stefanje with another gem! Thanks bro! Orange pour. Tons of caramel and citrus on the nose. Flavor is bitter and sweet. More hops than caramel, but malt is present. Good, very good!
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
tasty excellent IPA. Orange appearance with white head. Grapefruit aroma, very nice.Very smooth, very drinkable. Great resiny hop. One of the best IPAs I ever had, and the bottle picture is cute too.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Pours with a large, rocky, yellow tinged head covering a hazy yellow body. Aroma of apricot, pine, mango and some caramel. Taste is pine bitterness with some exotic fruit. Syrupy with lively bubbles...have since had on cask...this stuff is awesome!
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of daknole. Thanks! Slightly hazy, golden appearance with an off white head. Potent resiny, mary jane, piney hoppy, earthy, apricot, grapefruity, mango aroma. Resiny, sticky, piney, organic hoppy, sweet malty, fairly fruity, mango, grapefruity flavor with a sticky, organic hoppy finish. One of the more assertive IPAs out there and quite nice!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange beer with a yellowish-tinted head. Very fruity grapey, some "bittered" malts. Very dry-hoppy, again grapey, grapefruit, warm malts underneath all the hops. Well-bodied, rather fiery MF. Nice, if a bit cliché W.C. IPA.
3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Ken! Huge nose of sharp mandarin oranges - fruity, juicy, full, wow... has a definite fruit juice sugar character to the nose - while the body is thick and syrupy and frothy while still pretty crisp and sharp... resinous pine and catty simcoe hops round out a big IPA that’s not too big. Very good stuff.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 My Bottom Line:
This artful India Pale Ale organizes sandy, citrusy hops and polished honeyed malts into a colourful array of aromas and flavors until a wooden, resinous hop bitterness rises like the dawn upon the back of the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A layer of foam decorates the nearly translucent blond.
-The softly effervescent mouthfeel works wonderfully with the healthy body.
-This is very drinkable for 7% abv.
-The flavour profile is multifaceted and firm while never being boisterous. Just beautiful.
-Those lemony tips help the impression of quaffability.
Many bottles and on tap at a few places, including their Linda Vista brewery.
DocLock (7197) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Craft. Pours hazy deep gold with copper edges and off-white head. Nose is piney, with tropical citrus fruit including pineapple, tangerine, feety Simcoey hops, and malt. Tastes intensely hoppy, very tropical citrus fruity, with a crisp hop burst and mid-palate malt. The hops do overpower the malt here, but not to a degree that would warrant deductions. I was very excited to find this one, and was not disappointed. This is a world class IIPA.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012-09-15. Lightly hazy bright orange body, nice off-white/beige head. 3+ Pleasant hoppy flavour, lovely tangerine citrus and orange seeds. Perfect amount of bitterness throughout, very muted green leafy hop undercurrents. 8++ Hoppy aroma, modest citrus and leafy green touches. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate is fairly carbonated and suits the beer well. 3+ Very nice IPA! Bottle via trade with cfrancis.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle sampled on 5/5/08: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh resiny grapefruity hops and a nice, pale malty sweetness.
Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel flavor with a crisp, citrusy flavor and bittering hop balance toward a refreshing bittersweet finish. A very nice and drinkable IPA.
Sampled on cask at O’Briens on 11/30/06: Pours a clear hazy golden bronze with a well-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt with lots of fresh grapefruity hops. Body starts with a nice, full pale and toasty caramel malty sweetness along with lots of fresh floral piny hops toward a crisp, clean, very drinkable finish. A nice IPA.