Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Coppery and clear. A rich caramel aroma. Nice pine hops. The flavor is well balanced. It is straightforward with those hops and caramel. Classic double IPA and well done.
JStax (2341) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle thanks to mashmaster. Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy white head of foam. The aroma is floral and cotton candyish. Very sweet with a pleasant, drying finish. Nice double IPA.
Ataraxia (234) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden amber color, frothy off-white head. Sugary aroma of grapefruit, citrus, mango, pine resin, bread malt, and herbal traces. Initial sweetness gives way to hoppy bitterness. Smooth, medium-bodied, and a little boozy. Long bitter finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Clear amber body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, caramel, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy grapefruit, orange, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.
adrosson (145) - California, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice ipa. Pleasing nose with a very soft palate. Not overly bitter but still maintains good hop flavor.
Bottle from whole foods
ReggieDunlap (2773) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has light caramel atop wonderful melon and tropical fruits. Flavor follows suit...a bit sweet on the caramel but saved by melon notes...hides the 10% fabulously! Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter.
DrSilverworm (4000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 22oz bottle, shared by someone at the end of Cam’s BCBS tasting. Clear orange - red color. Thin off-white head. Little lace. Lighter, softer carbonation. More dry. Tropical fruity hop, little caramel. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Some grapefruit. Solid DIPA.
Godofthecellar (482) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottles poured an amber brown, similar color to nugget nectar actually.
Not sure if this was less fresh than some of the better review but i found it to be medicore at best. sweetness & malt over powered the hops IMO. would give this one another shot, but would look to try it a couple weeks after bottling
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
knickskicks (559) - - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange, creamy two-finger off-white head with light orange tint to it. Nose is tropical fruits and then this light vegetable/Chinese food smell that isn’t necessarily off-putting, then some more vegetation. Taste is big juicy tropical fruits, light vegetable, toffee. Juicy finish that leaves a dry lasting bitterness. A little boozy but it doesn’t negate that much from the overall quality.