saxo (14705) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, pine, fruits and malt.
brokensail (12865) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The pour is a hazy amber/copper color, a bit too dark for my liking when it comes to an IPA. A finger or so worth of khaki colored head.
S: The nose starts off nicely with some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Thatís about where the pleasantries end. After that I get some bubblegum, very sweet caramel malt, and toffee.
T: Intensely sweet to begin, and things donít change too much. Thereís a weird spice flavor like cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of sweet, caramel malt and toffee. Thereís a bit of bitterness, but not a very pleasant one.
M: The body is medium to full with the carbonation a bit on the low side for an IPA.
D: This was pretty awful, especially for something that should be easy to do, like an IPA. No real hop character to speak of...
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sacramento Venue. Pours ruddy amber with a slight white head. Citrus aroma. Med body. Citrus and caramel flavors. Decent amount of hop. Nice drink. Finishes firmly bitter.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, pine, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, grass, grapefruit, pine, and earth with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (11812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. My expectations where met.
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at BJs - Cincinnati.
Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellnet lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a good beer.
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Reno]Ėon tap-pours a big tight foamy white head and gold/amber color. Aroma is citrus/pine, some medium malt. Taste is pine/some citrus hops with some bite, secondary medium malt-with some sweet. Crisp, slightly drying.
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BJís Westminster poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, orange zest and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, grapefruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BJs Aurora. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, and resin hops with biscuit and straw malt and pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with sweet malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BJs, Gainesville, VA. Clear amber with a thin fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus, resin hops and a cheesy note. The taste is citrus, candied citrus, crackery malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Hoppy nose with notes of grapefruits and lemon. Flavour was dry and hoppy with notes of grapefruit, pine and toasted malt. Finished dry and bitter. Not bad. Fine drinkability. More like a pale ale than an IPA though.