rangerred (976) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap.
Arrived a hazy dark gold topped by a thick white head with amazing retention and great lacing.
Aroma has a nearly perfect balance between hops and malt. Tons of tropical citrus, pineapple and mango along with a light bready malt that reminded me of some pilsners. Just a huge, huge aroma.
This great aroma carries over into the flavor. Tons of citrus once again: mango, orange, and pineapple. There is a definite tropical characteristic to this. The malt is quite prominent as well but it is light and bready, not much caramel in this at all. Bitterness is moderate with a full, smooth mouthfeel. A slight touch of alcohol towards the finish.
Overall, a perfect example of what a fresh IIPA can be. Perfect balance of malt and hop with a full, but not sweet or sticky, mouthfeel. Really wish I could get this on a regular basis.
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hue with abundant off white head, decent amount of lacing. Nose and mouth of resin, pine, citrus held together by an ample malt and caramel body. Body is full but abrupt on finish.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold hue. Bright, clean, and green hops. Fresh grass flavor, slightly sweet. Very good.
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Poured a nice light brown, hazy, a bit of a foamy head. Had a nice citrus scent to it, and a similar taste. Complex flavor...nice honey sweetness but definitely not overpowering. Almost has a chewy mouthfeel. Very good.
Iphonephan (3864) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Rattle N Hum NYC. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Lemon aroma. Lemon zest and some caramel in the flavor. Nice.
solidfunk (4701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours blond, a little cloudy. Some citrus hops in taste, some florals. A little malt in aroma. Not a bad dose, a little bitter but beer is nothing stunning. On tap at Blue Monk.
Cybercat (3650) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the growler a clear amber with a thick, fluffy off-white head - not impressive, but never judge a book by its cover. Aroma is very strong and very hoppy with a firm grapefruit note and a hint of orange. Very hoppy flavor has little bitterness but plenty of sour citrus, mainly grapefruit and some orange. Lively texture has about average body and firm fizz. Have a blast!
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with frothy white head that d dissipates to leave light lacing. Aroma of citrus and hop sweetness. Taste follows with a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber----> snifter. Pours a dark straw with fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves good lacing. Aroma is nice sweet tropicals, grapefruit, and sweet malt. Taste is pink grapefruit, lemon zest, with a little malt backbone. Palate is extremely thin and could use a lot more carbonation. Smells great and tastes good enough, but the palate on this one totally turned me off.
Wanja (681) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting and tasteful IPA. Full of hops and bitterness. A pleasure to drink it...