brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale transparent amber with a few fingers of white head. Aroma is nice, floral and piney, with a touch of juicy citrus. Flavor has oranges, floral citrusy hops, a bit too sticky with medium sweetness. Finish has hoppy bitterness and is a touch too sweet.
Slipstream (2164) - USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 On draft at Capone’s. Sticking with the theme of California IPAs on this evening, Consumed while Roy Hallyday was pitching a perfect game on the bar’s TV set. I noticed after 3 innings that he had a no-hitter going, and I made a joke about it. To be honest I wasn’t paying much attention to it, but now I can finally say I saw a perfect game! So, moving from one apex to another. This was hoppy, but with a good malt presence. Fairly sweet, mild, floral IPA. It tasted pretty different the second time I had it - softer and mellower - but still a fine brew.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange yellow pour with a thin fluffy white head. Mild aroma with floral, citrus and ginger notes. Sweet and watery flavor. Some hops with a bitter finish. Underwhelming.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Plant Transit, post-extreme beer fest. Alcohol aroma, golden colour, lots of white ace, some white head. Medium mouthfeel. 100+ IBU, and really tasty, but somewhat of a palate shreddy. Good drinkability.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is Tap @ Cole’s. Toasty malt, bubblegum hops - very 3 Floyds-ish with orange and mango. Flavor is bubblegum hops, candied lemon peel, light toasted malt. Amazing bubblegum hop finish. Great stuff!
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Publick House in Boston. Red orange color slight head and nice lace. Noticeable grapefruit malt and hop bitter aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, and hops dominate flavor. Balanced aftertaste
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful nose with a lovely fresh west coast hop funk and a nice understated toastiness. Caramel, white bread, and multiple layers of hops. A little hot for its alcohol percentage. Finishrles resiny and dry. A nicely balanced dipa.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden amber color with a thin white head on top.
S: The nose has plenty of fresh grapefruit and other citrus hops. There is a bit of pine and a touch of sweet malt.
T: The hops provide a real fruity character to the beer with lots of grapefruit and pineapple but do not think this is a sweet IPA. There is a ton of bitter, resinous, piney hop flavor as well.
M: The body is medium to full with a moderate carbonation.
D: This is actually one of the better DIPAs I’ve had. A fantastic amount of bitterness along with almost no alcohol presence.
jredmond (5947) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Rattle n Hum in NYC with Andrew. Pours a copper body with a small, but lasting white head. Aroma is floral hop with grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a smooth crisp, prickly hop with a splash of grapefruit.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent deep bronze with a wispy lacing white head. Has a fairly fresh citrusy grapefruit hoppy nose with sweet underlying light caramel notes. Starts with good fullness and a sweet toasty light caramel and pale maltiness well balanced with an assertive resiny hop flavor before a drier crisp bittersweet finish. A nice iipa.