deyholla (8859) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ginger Man Norwalk. Poured a near clear amber with a red hue and a white head that lasted throughout the beer and laced nicely. Aroma was a combination of citrus and grapefruit with a bit of a backing pine bite. Flavor started with grapefruit and mellowed into a bit of a sweeter citrus finish.
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Andrew, Streets, Brendan, and Linh. One of the best offerings of the day. Pours a light golden body with slight haze. Great notes of fresh pine hop.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, superb pinhey hops,menthol, grapefruit pulp. In mouth, a nice pink grapefruits desert covered with honey, biscuitty malts, warming alcohol. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19th 2011.
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Oak Tree. Pours hazy orange amber with a 3 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of resin over light roast malt. Med body. Flavor is pretty piney, followed by a burst of sweet malt. It finishes on the resin bitter dry side. Very nicely done.
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Brass Rail, 1/31/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly resiny/piny, light booze, light caramel, and some citrus fruits
Appearance: It pours a hazy copperish color with an off-white head a top it
Flavor: The taste leans mostly toward the hoppy side, but it has some sweetness as well
Palate: The body is medium with a fairly dry feel, a slight astringency, and slight heat
This is a pretty solid IPA. I liked it. It makes for a nice drink in my opinion. I don’t have too much to say beyond that. A solid example of the style with just a bit of a boozy/barley winy feel to it.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold with a big beige head. Piny and grassy hops are well balanced with thick sugary notes. A big, almost full body beer with a full taste that has sweet and overripe fruit characteristics, tart grapefruit, bananas and apples, with a nice bitter hop profile that finishes pretty clean. A big IPA for a small price.
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - quite clear dark amber-orange colour with a solid bright creamy beige head left; nice lacework; the nose shows solid hoppy notes with quince and resins; piney and honey presence; slightly sticky and full-bodied, a solid bitterness and a pretty dry finish; creamy and bitter fruity and piney hoppy aftertaste - very drinkable and very good
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruitiness and citrus. Tastes of fruitiness, citrus, some bread, and pine.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bomber. An orange body with a white head, that had good retention and good lace. Aroma had mostly fruity notes, mainly a grapefruit presence. Flavor had a good hop presence, pine bitterness and citrus fruits.
Finish was slightly dry.
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured an orangey/amber with an average sized of white foamy head. Aroma is just way too fruity for my taste. Lots of tropical fruit notes dominate, lots of pineapple, peach, mango, bread crusts and citrus notes. Medium-full bodied that is actually a bit on the creamy side with strong carbonation and only a mediumly bitter aftertaste that fades just a bit too quick. The flavor is actually growing on me. Notes of crisp bitter hop cones, crusty toast, yellow grapefruit rind and some more fruit notes. Not bad, seems like this one is almost a DIPA but it’s classified as an IPA so I’ll let it slide.