Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bell’s on April 27, 2012. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice golden color that is quite clear with a good white head and a bit of foam. The nose carries a bit of spice and quite a bit of European hops. This smells like an IPA with all European hops. Spice, earth, and herbal qualities coming through. The flavor is very similar. Over-the-top spicy in some ways. I think this would have been better scaled back given the delicacy of some of the hops that seem to be involved. Body is light-medium with a dry bitterness through the finish. Not a huge fan, unfortunately.
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters Pub, pours a clear orange with a bubbly white head, aroma has a good amount of wet hops with some tropical fruit, the flavor has a nice citrus front end with a clean hop finish, mouthfeel is very smooth, good stuff.
b3shine (5577) - Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pint. Looks and smells good;rank. Tastes great; golly with a good mouthfeel. Probably my favorite fresh hop to date.
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
...some people call me maurice
ni la mesera sabia que putas me estaba dando, pero dentro de las hoppy, es hoppy
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, hoppy, well balanced, easy drinking, and one of the best session beers around! (yes, IPAs are session beers. Get over it)
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Brick Store Pub. more of a Pale Ale. orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. faint citrus hop nose. medium smooth body filled with great citrus / floral hop bitterness throughout. clean bitter / floral finish. very drinkable.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle: Pours dark yellow with medium head. Sugary hop aroma. Very smooth. Easy for an IPA. Not much hop flavor. Good.
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummmm-O! Served at a good temperature with a lovely, thick, foamy, creamy, light tan-to-cream colored head that settles after a bit and loads of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy, apricot amber with a variety of bubble trails. Aroma is a very volatile blend of hop, caramel, malt, and a little fruit. Flavor is like nose, fairly dry, only a hint of sweetness, slight tang, and just right bitter, great balance. Body is full, chewy with great carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average length to perhaps slightly long, very easy drinking. I want more!
Beerman6686 (4427) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a darker yellow to orange with an off white head. Aroma was mainly grainy, some cracker, with light floral hops. Flavor was much the same, light bitterness and floral, with pale grain. Very disappointing.
hamilton23 (610) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Aroma is slightly floral. Taste is grain and bready. Not great.