hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brew pub. Amberish color with a nice head. Piney in the aroma. Smooth for the abv. Light hops in the taste.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Tap at Cambridge.
Hazy pale brown with a thin off white head. Excellent spicy hops with a slight citric twang. Delicate bitterness. Drinks below its strength. Good length. Good beer.
johnnnniee (2282) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source.
Pours a slightly hazy golden to amber color with a decent off white head that displays moderate retention and minimal lace. Smells of citrus, lots of grapefruit and juicy floral hops. Bready toasty malt provides enough of a backbone to keep this in check. Taste is slightly harsh in bitterness with a bunch of pine and citrus. Malts sweep in bready caramel and toasty to balance this out a little. Medium body and carbonation level with a slick resinous mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one its a nice flavorful IPA.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice amber color with a good head and nice lacing. The nose brings some sharp citrus hops as well as some floral notes, which then lead into a moderate malty sweetness. Taste is not quite as powerful and the hops lose a bit of their edge. At the same time, the feel is pretty bitter and balances the sweetness well. Drinks quite well and is certainly a strong ale.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
Roonai (245) - - MAR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBC during EBF. Poured a medium depth orangey brow. Smelled of sweet grains and hops, pure. Taste was a smooth malt with the presence of hops without causing a bitter palate. Hard to describe because it has the flavors you would expect, but was done well.
deyholla (6580) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear golden amber with a gray head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma had a combination of citrus and pine on the nose with a bit of backing resin and a caramel backbone. Flavor began with cereal and caramel with a growing citrus note that had a bit of pine bitterness in the finish.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and slight toasted malty. Solid grapefruity to pinewood hoppy. Mild peachy too. Lingering thick malty and grapefruity hoppy finish. Nice.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with sweet notes of malt on the nose but a nice hit of hops to keep it even. The hops really comes out during the mid palate and finished nicely with the citrus/spice notes.
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown pour with some off white head. Citrus infused tropical fruit ladden hopped beer. Best beer of the sampler, great hop character with only a bit of balancing malts.
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cambridge Brewing. Cloudy ambar color with slight head and good lace. Balanced hop bitter and malty sweetness. Nice carbonation and balanced aftertaste.