Bartzilla (556) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Not bad, not great. Seems a little sweet but not a show stopper. Hops shine and give way to bitterness. I think if you used the word "dank" to review this, then you just phoned it in. Wait a minute... drats. Anyway, pretty fair but not a repeat purchase. I like my IPA a little more crisp.
Orrinstaste (1) - - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Low fill in a 16 oz can. Oxidized, no hop aroma or flavor,...oxidized crystal malt aroma and flavor...smells of sherry and almonds and cardboard. Nonexistent body (due to oxidation prob). Weak recipe, worse packaging process and the most expensive ipa on shelf space shared with a gabfest gold and bronze...go figure
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can. Smell is peach and heavy pine, some sugar, spice. Flavor is big piney bitterness, dank, mango, and heavy malt though not caramally, just sweet and boozy. Decent ipa.
kevinator (1114) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mixed feelings about this one. Nice hop aroma of floral and pine, which made it promising. Unattractive murky sand color that did not make it inviting. Upfront hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Medium to average palate for the style. Some malty sweetness to balance.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Amber with a small head. Nose of lemon toast and marmalade. Flavor is similar. Sweet Japanese pears and orange peel. Marmalade. Some plum. Light woody bitterness. Medium body, active carbonation.
drjay44 (2802) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is American style hops with pine, resin, grapefruit, light cereal malts, balance to the hops......taste is slightly floral sweet initially, with light honey tones, light cereal malts, becoming mildly bitter, with herbal hop notes, balance to the hops......mouth feel, light of medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol, light but creamy carbonation. This is a relatively light IPA in both the malt and hop backbones. It is definitely "American" in the hop aromas and flavors, but is quite light in bitterness. The malt backbone is quite restrained. To make it a more typical would require additional forces for both the malts and hops. It really is not "mammoth". BJCP 7/2/13/4/6
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared at a tasting, 10/6/14. Pours a hazy orange with a thin fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical, citrus hops, pale malt. The taste is bitter tropical, citrus, pine hops, clean pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at the brewery. Orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sticky sweet, pine, and light fruit. Taste is caramel, lots of oranges, and toast.
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can split with my supervisor. Murky orange pour with a great white head that sticks around. Definitely hop-forward. Aromas of pine, grass, mango, citrus, and a bit of diacetyl. Pretty dank weed flavor, and more citrus and passion fruit. Damn fine ipa, just that hint of d threw me off.
HonkeyBra (3583) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can from my secret santa. Thanks man! Pours an orangish amber with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, passion fruit and guava. Dank weed and peach notes. Lots of hop flavor in the taste, medium bitterness with mild malt sweetness. Lively carbonation, medium bodied. Finishes nice and hoppy. Overall, a pretty great IPA.