BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully glowing golden hue, wow! Bursting flavors of licorice, fruit punch, tropical fruits, and the perfect hop bitterness making it a damn near perfect IPA. Canít get enough of this.
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in LA dated 13/10/15. Pours clear pale amber with small fading head. Big juicy hop aroma, what seems like alcohol sweetness there too, smells like an imperial IPA. Tropical fruit and grapefruit in the hop flavour, juicy, some floral hops, a little grassiness. Medium-high carbonation, creamy. Solid bitterness. Terrific IPA.
Laughy09 (1) - Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is floral but somewhat weak. But not in a bad way. It's very balanced and very floral. Great beer. When paired against toppling Goliath pseudo sue it falls short. But very close
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ElManana (1296) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to trade. Hop aromaís that fade very very quickly (say, 1 minute after opening the bottle itís gone). Lots of malts, and a good bitter bite, but no fruitiness or tropicalness. Itís ok. Not special.
VGdogy (20) - Velika Gorica, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange colour with snow white head. Lacing till the end of glass. Moderate carbonation which brings fruity centennial hop aromas with hint of some spiceness almost like corriander. Great balance between malts and moderate bitternes for an AIPA. Great beer and wish to have one every day. These guys know what a great IPA is and they made it. Thank you Sandra & Thomas H.
zoucrew102 (1005) - - OCT 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tropical fruit hop aroma with piney and grapefruit citrus hops notes as well. Pours cloudy golden colored with a large, soapy white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with piney hop bitterness and grapefruit citrus. Finishes dry with sweet pineapple fruitiness with a little bit piney hop bitterness remaining as well as a bit of grapefruit acidity. Excellent, well balanced IPA.
jmarceny (1) - - OCT 23, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Slightly hazy good carbonation and thick white head. Nice dank citrusy aroma. Malt
Andrus86 (227) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
CAN. Poured a hazy straw with small flat white head.. Sweet fruit hops on the nose,thinking tutti fruity chewing gum?.. Sweet fruity hops for sure, passionfruit & pineapple definitely are a strong presence, good hoppy finish.. Sourced RW
slsenior (55) - - OCT 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the single best ale Iíve ever had. The aroma is awesome and the finish is strong.
CharmCityCrab (220) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good IPA. I couldnít think of much to write about this one, but I finally had a chance to try some and wanted to get some basic thoughts down. Itís usually not been available in my area and is too expensive at itís regular price here, but I found some that were available and on sale. It didnít blow me away, but there were no noticeable deficiencies- good hops profile with the expected amount of hops, not watery, etc.. Definitely a good solid IPA that any IPA drinker should find a reasonable representation of the style, and a lot better than the rush of beers we see getting labeled IPAs for marketing reasons that arenít true IPAs. This is a true IPA. Having said that, I donít understand what the hype is about, really- itís not anything spectacular except in the way that a good IPA is always spectacular to people who like IPAs. I would give a slight edge to the Sierra Nevada Torpedo on taste, and, in my area, I can get 12 of those for $3.50 more than 6 of these cost (with no 12 packs available locally) when both are at the regular prices. On sale, it was a fine value, but I canít think of a reason to buy this over a Torpedo when itís not on-sale, and it passes over the 6-pack spending limit Iíve set for myself at itís regular price. Now, perhaps the regular pricing listed was because itís new to my area or outside their core midwestern distribution heartland (Brewery is in Michigan) or whatever, and itís a bit less expensive closer to the brewery relative to itís national competition- in which case I would totally understand why this is a lot of peopleís go-to everyday beer.
yuzuha (19) - sioux city, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy reddish amber with medium head. lively carbonation hint of citrus smell. Plenty of hops. but not overpowering. A bit of a grapefruit-like after taste. Rather crisp and refreshing India ale.