Ron (3167) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Winking Lizard Independence with the gang. Pours hazy golden with small white top and lots of carbonation. Aroma of toasty malt, hops and grass. Good flavor of citrus hops with the toasted malt in a light body. . This is one of the most balanced session beers I have had to date.
geologyguy (1090) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grapefruit hops smell, big head on pour, taste is smooth and less bitter than expected, a little watery actually, bleh, nothing special here
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with a large off white head. Aroma of citrus and light wheat. Flavor of citrus hops, light fruit and malts.
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can with a best by 07/18/15 date code. Pours copper with a great white head and excellent retention. I fear itís a bit oxidized. Some citrus and melon in the aroma, but a bit of stale cardboard as well. Flavor is the same. A bit watery as well. Iíd try it again fresher.
islay (1704) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can, consumed on 6-8-15. Pours a clear, dark gold to bronze with a large amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Dry, grassy, simple but pleasant, hoppy aroma. Dry, cracker, lightly piney flavor. Light body. Soft and a tad fluffy in the palate. Insubstantial but/and drinkable. Completely pleasant but very little to it. Thereís absolutely nothing off-putting about it, but thereís also very little to make me recommend it. This would be a fine pool-side or beach-side beer on a hot day, but it isnít one for contemplation. I have few notes because thereís so little to say. Whatís great about a good session IPA is that it packs a strong punch of hops flavor despite little alcohol content. This beer lacks that hops flavor punch.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Very good session IPA. Pours light orange with a solid white head. Light citrus / wheat nose. Big citrus hop flavors w/ a smooth creamy body. Bitter finish.
fsbw21086 (402) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Middle of the road across the board. Good balance I guess but I want more of the mosaic hops jumping through. Feels pretty rustic (could just be the packaging) and a bit like a session offering from long trail or otter creek. I prefer bolder west coast styles but do love mosaic hops.
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BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery. Pale brown color with a fruity taste that's not very flavorful. More like a light pale ale
onceblind (6052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy gold with a thin white foamy cap. Full bright citrusy and floral nose with a little herbal pop with an underlying cracker malt. Lovely flavor that bursts with a bright floral and slightly citrus rind hoppiness, hen it smooths out into some pale malt and cracker malt tones with some crisp graininess and a touch of hay. Very bright yet smooth and mellow.
superspak (3744) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/7/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Not too dry on the finish either, with some lingering hop flavors. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice session IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.