Homer321 (988) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to andrewcantsail. nose is weird, but in a good way. kind of tropical, fruity. not what I was expecting. fairly clear slightly hazy orange color with medium white head and excellent lacing. taste is very fruity, tropical and yummy, would never guess it was simcoe and Amarillo honestly. slightl sweetness to the malt. just dry enough without being sticky. the finish has some pithy bitterness and a touch of alcohol. pretty damn tasty
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber received from a trusty west-coast partner. Enjoyed at fridge temp in stemware. Appearance is on the golden-orange side with a minimal head that fades fast.Nose leans toward clementine / grapefruit with honey and a touch of cloves. Pine resin at the finish on taste but it’s a very juicy beer, west coast in the malt profile but really does a great job making a style of beer I don’t like very palatable. I don’t like most west coast IPAs this is an exception. Mouthfeel is pretty good as well.
callmemickey (2265) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-orange colored body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Perfumy tropical fruits, citrus, pine, herbal notes and a kiss of floral honey. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, assertive bitterness, clean finish.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn delicious IPA. Golden hue with a foamy head and great lace. Nice texture. Rich malt base is bready and cracker-like. Wonderful hop profile. Very floral, earthy and green. Rounded and balanced amount of bitterness; grassy and resinous. Dryish finish. Nutty aftertaste.
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Nick. Pours a clear orange/copper color with a medium white head. A fresh fruity nose, some green dank hops. Very smooth, oily sweet perfume Amarillo that I love, pine, huge oranges, bitterness, lemon zest, very balanced and crisp. A super smooth in terms of easy going, this is a session IPA. But the overall package is as big as a IIPA. Awesome. Lingering sweet oranges.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
31 jan 3014, bottle. Light gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is light pine hops. Thin body and fizzy. Pine hops and granola malt. Light bitter finish. Pretty good.
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ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Beachwood it has a golden color with a nice head. It has a blend of fruits, bread and some sweetness. Taste has a great balance of more tropical fruits, grass and a bitterness that comes from a blend of hops. Fantastic beer.
daleharshman (856) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($8.99). Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber hue with one finger of white foam which leaves some decent lacing. AROMA of freshly rained-on pine forest, resiny hops, sticky citrus, and a hint of alcohol. FLAVOR of grapefruit peel, pine needles, some lighter sweeter tropical fruit, with a bit of honey maltiness. Finishes fairly bitter. A solid hops-heavy IPA. (44, 832)
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger.
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a perfect amber gold with bright clarity. A steady stream of bubbles make their hurried way to the top to become part of the cottony cloud of foam that tops this beer. The body has a radiance. Striking appearance.
The nose is flawless with a tropical fruits, light pine and citrus. The hops are floral and there’s mango on the nose. Sweet simcoe and amarillo. Sunny tangerine. The malt is a sweet kiss of clover honey on the nose.
Taste is out of this world. The fruit and floral hops greet the palate first and give you all that mango but with a blast of grapefruit rind. Earthy and herbal. The hops are not too oily and the malt leaves the honey behind for a moment to show off some bread. The sweetness of the simcoe is brilliant in this and really makes the beer. It has a sturdy bitter. It’s strong and it starts out deceptively mild but by the time you get to the swallow you are tasting a full hop bitter without harshness. Enchanting! This finishes dry and with a touch of sweetness from honey returned to you as if it had been stolen momentarily. Pine lingers in the aftertaste as if you had forgotten that too and it’s back to remind you.
I LOVED this. This is one of the best, most enjoyable IPA’s I have had this year. Bracing, rousing, refreshing. Thank you Jay O’Rear.