tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold/orange with a big white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of floral, pine hops, wood, vanilla, caramel. Taste is moderately bitter, citrus, floral, pine, wood, caramel. Palate is very dry, a bit astringent, bitter finish.
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy pale orange with okay head retention and some lacing. Nose is More malt than hops. Mouth is light to medium bodied and very dry for an IPA, with some malt and tropical fruit (pineapple), some lemon. Not sure but I think this one has wheat in it... definitely has that wheaty dryness. Different (less hoppy... could be an older bottle maybe.. but still before the ’best by’ date) than a lot of IPAs I’ve had lately, but still decent.
UncleKorm (1223) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured a clear golden-orange hue with large frothy mostly lasting head and good lacing. Aromatic with aromas of grapefruit, spruce, orange, straw, and faint horse blanket. Flavor is bitter initially and on the finish. Taste is grain, fruits, and citrus. Dry texture, lively carbonation, and light body.
budfox (10) - Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a hazy orange with a decent frothy white head, smells of pine and grapefruit. Taste is of pine, pineapple, grapefruit with a slight taste of malt. Great everyday IPA
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden with a small white head. Nose is faint and herbal, slightly skunky. Watery, very meh flavor. Pass.
guzzler67 (1666) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazed, bright amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Resinous hop aroma with citrus in the background. Role reversal for the taste; citrus flavors are more prominent with a subtle sweetness beneath the surface. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is decent and the lingering aftertaste is dry and bitter.
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, rich head. Sweet and fruity with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Juicy with hay and mango. Mid bitter finish.
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some bread, and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent IPA but not the best.
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the singles section at Cardinal in Niles. Pours a foamy unclear straw color leaving a lot of foamy lacing. Aroma has citrus and pine with more pine. Taste is of lemony citrus, pine, faint caramel underneath. An easy drinker. Finishes bitter with some sweetness. Not overwhelmingly bitter. Probably better than other times I have had this, but not a top tier IPA; just a easy drinker.
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy orange color with a very rich lasting white head. Hoppy citrus aroma, fruity, pear and pineapple, grass notes, grapefruit notes, creamy, some earthy notes and perfume. Hoppy perfume flavor, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine notes, peach, woody, hay, some metal notes. Quite balanced and still fresh. Bitter metal finish with hay, citrus and pine.