elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can, no date/batch code. Just arrived in town, so Iím assuming it is quite fresh. Pours lightly hazy orange amber with a good two finger foamy white head that leaves some foamy rings of lacing and holds a light foamy cap. Aroma features a good deal of citrus, mostly orange/tangerine alongside some papaya, mango, melon, grapefruit, also a lot of pine, a little floral and grassy, a little sweet bready malt. Good strength. Flavor is able to retain some of the citrus fruitiness of the nose, but not all, more resinous hops on the tongue, pine, floral, and a fair bit of sweet bready malt, kinda surprised by the level of sweetness here for an IPA but does help keep it balanced. Fair bitterness on the finish but the sweetness sticks around as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily and sticky, medium carbonation. Very glad to finally try this and it is an excellent well-balanced IPA. The nose is by far my favorite aspect...very nice. While this isnít a straight up hop bomb like a Smuttynose IPA, this one is very well balanced and quite drinkable. Canít wait to try their Pale!
mjs (5788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can - courtesy of rosenbergh) Poured amber and clear. Head was dense, white and medium sized. Aroma contained citiricness, pine needles and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, citiricness, malts, sweetness, bisquit and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Pleasant aroma and quite balanced flavour.
Brandman (2533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, cassis, citrus and candy malts. Flavour has lots of hops and some dark candy. Very bitter and still balanced. Great IPA
JoeinDahlem (1408) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright and clear red-orange color with a fluffy cream-colored head. Sharply fruity blood-orange-hop nose. Quite bitter, lightly sweet, with a juicy orange-tomato-hop backtaste. A bit rough and resinous on the way down. Sticky. Not really sessionable but gorgeous aroma here.
gururyan (687) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I nice companion to Calderaís Pale, I still found their Pale a touch better than this one...despite preferring most IPAís. It is still a good beer, one I will continue to buy, but if you like this one be sure to try their Pale Ale as well.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A tasty, well-malted, very bitter, citrusy and resinous IPA. Nice beer.
How: Can 12oz. Consumed fresh two weeks after receiving it from brewolf. Thanks a lot Michael
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings
In long: Nose is fruity (mainly citrusy) hops with resinous notes. Taste is has plenty of caramel, toasted bread, citrusy hops, notes of pine-tree hops, lot of hops resin. The bitterness is strong and sticky. Long resinous bitter after-taste. On the intensity level Iíd say this beer is medium-high. If anything Iíd say this beer is too tasty to be a sessionnable IPA. The resinous bitterness is really harsh and sticky and it turns the beer into a almost sipper. However when you know what you are getting (NOT a refreshing IPA) this is actually a very good beer. Another beer Iíd like to have on a regular basis. Of course the girlfriend keeps saying that Iíd feel better if I drank less and exercise more. Show me someone smiling while working-out and Iíll consider it.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 12 oz. can from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a dark orange-amber color with a thick, resilient off-white head. Notes of caramel malts, cardboard (might have been a little old), orange citrus, leafy hops, resin, and sugar. Medium-bodied, with frothy carbonation and a citrusy mouthfeel. Decent IPA but didnít do a whole lot for me. Re-Rate, 5/10/11: Little bit of an upgrade for this one; better than I remember, so maybe I didnít get a fresh can last time. Grassy, dry, and leafy. Good canned IPA, just overpriced.
mcberko (11115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL can, pours golden / copper with a medium white head. Aroma of potent pine hops, grapefruit and citrus. Flavour is a piney hop blast all the way through, with hints of grapefruit, citrus, and a little caramel sweetness. Wonderful IPA.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty IPA. Great citrus flavor. Solid flavors, juicy and wholesome, with nips of lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. Bit of pine and grass, too. Solid malt backbone has caramel, cocoa powder and a subtle smack of honey. Great balance and fitting bitterness level.
gunnar (7121) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours light hazy and pale orange with a big frothy light tanned head. Aroma of citrus and fruits, pineforest, and also some sweet fruity malts.Taste is on the hoppy side, dry and fruity. Ends with a resiny hop bitterness. Good beer.