Blairgus (3164) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21 oct 2013, nitro tap. Gold, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is sweet granola malt, maybe pineapple. Ned body and mildly fizzy. I don't like this on nitro. It has some kind of brown/over ripe apple flavor.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a fairly basic but slightly better than average IPA. a touch thin, but maybe I’m just getting used to doubles. nice citrusy hop aroma and flavor, and a good balance achieved with the malts. wanting a little more in the finish, but I’ll buy again. 2013 very pleasant in nitro or cask."
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Straw hue with white head that dissipated. Aroma is grapefruit, straw, pine, orange peel. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a nice hop bitterness. Overall this is a nice IPA.
NoDirection (24) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice IPA that is easy to drink, a little bitter, hoppy and with a small citrus taste. Definitely one to have again.
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ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into a sampler. Lots of bright, sweet aromas come out of this beer, including orange, lemon, grapefruit, some candy sugar, and some caramel late. Secondary notes of grain, toast, and cleanser come through, throughout the drink. It pours a clear, effervescent, honey yellow with a white soapy head. A thick ring is retained with a moderate layer of soapy head on the surface. A nice, sheet-web lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium high bitter with a light sweetness. The texture is thin and oily with a medium body and an above average, soapy carbonation. Grapefruit, toast, and caramel malt finish the beer with a strong citrus peel joining in the aftertaste. It’s dry, slightly astringent and crisp.
60minuteman (1012) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus, wheat, hops and malt. Light flavor of hops, orange peel, grass and floral. Malty thickness, not so much sweetness, turns me off.
RickReallyBrew (66) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This golden colored IPA produces a full throttle IPA experience. There is a deeply satisfying malt flavor that is robust but not overdone. The flavor and mouth feel are balanced by a commensurate and perfectly apportioned hop bittering. After each sip there is a pleasant lingering remembrance beckoning one to return again quickly or just savor the lovely after effects on one’s palate. I love this pale IPA. It is clean and refreshing, yet respectably potent and lupulicious. Somewhere very close to a Titan IPA and beyond a Dale’s Pale Ale. This brew is not so thick and sticky so as to necessitate chasing each swallow with water, although I deeply respect some extreme IPA offerings that do. And it does lean to the strong deeply satisfying side of the IPA spectrum. It does not skimp in either the Malt or the Hop department but takes you deep into the sweet spot without overdoing it.
Berard (447) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours dark yellow with a thin white head that dissipates. Heavy carbonation over grassy hop aroma. One dimensional hop punch. Meh.
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Theydon_Bois (12570) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14.
Lightly hazed golden with moderate off white edgework.
Nose is juicy hops, orange pith, mango, soft bread notes.
Taste comprises light pine, mango, juicy hop presence, orange pith, pink grapefruit.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness.
Decent well rounded IPA.
ososinsk (10) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 bottle poured into tulip. Clear orange gold, solid head, light lacing. Malty aroma with a little bit of citrus and pine. Very smooth and a bit creamy. Hop flavour is a bit light. Well balanced bitter/sweet. A good IPA, if lacking a bit of hoppiness. Would buy again.