Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a crystal clear, deeper golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is grassy and piney grapefruits with a nice, balancing, sweeter crystal and caramel malt. Some resins, tropical fruits, and juicy oranges. Flavor is similar. Juicy and resiny citrus pines and grass with some tropical fruits. A lighter, sweeter crystal and caramel to balance, but the hops definitely take the forefront of the flavor. Some florals and a touch of honey-toffee before this finishes with a higher piney bitterness. Dry with a lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light, somewhat oily body and a soft, moderate level of carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice IPA. Well hopped with a juicy citrus and a lighter malt sweetness to balance. Solid and sessionable.
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 355ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and fruity hops. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Enjoyit. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose. Medium body, sweet fruit and citrusy hops with a massively bitter finish. 290111
ddemmingjr (786) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Alibi Room. Pours a clear, light amber with minimal head. Citrus hops, sweet malts, smells appetizing.solid carbonation and bread malts add balance. Added grain on the finish.pretty solid.
DeanF (1930) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay dark gold clear body with a modest pillow of head. Aroma is sour hops, a fair amount of complexity amongst the hop aroma. Flavour is a mix of sweet and bitter hops with just a touch of malt. Dry finish, good mouthfeel, a fine IPA.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a transparent but rich amber with a creamy looking white head. The head receded fairly quickly two about one fingers and from there retention was incredibly long.
The aroma is dominated by citrusy grapefruit in which you can also detect both pine notes. The grassy American hops are evident in the aroma.
The taste is just loaded with hops and and an overpowering amount of grapefruit. I kid you not - every sip I took just confirmed that this beer tastes predominantly like hoppy grapefruit. The flavor is not overly complex but you can taste the malt character which has hints of caramel. The finish is bitter hops.
The mouthfeel is relatively smooth and the beer is well carbonated. It is an easy beer to drink if you are accustomed to and enjoy the bitter characteristics of an IPA.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Hoppy resins and their citrus fruit prance atop lightly toasted and honeyed malts in this beautifully dry and bubbly quencher of an India Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sturdy foam laces around the clear light amber.
-The tropical fruit personality is not too intense; just aromatic enough to delight the senses at every approach.
-The bitterness is resinous and levelled by the rest of the brew’s medium intensity (for an IPA, that is).
-This may not be the most complex IPA out there, but it is simply beautiful from aroma to finish. I want more of this!
Can and from the tap at Alibi Room.
GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from pins in media PA. Glowing orange color... decent one finger head. Good nose, lots of pine. Taste is the same... Lots of pine needles, light fruityness. Dry with a bitter after taste... Body is light and fluffy but not thin. Medium carbonation level. Overall: Great IPA
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour. Citrus and resinous hops with a nice strong caramel malt bite. Flavor is bitterly hoppy and some malt. Really nice brew.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Body is a completely transparent rich amber hue. Pours with a nice 2 finger or so foamy white head. Head fades to 1/2 finger and has really good retention from there. Some lacing is left behind in the glass.
S-Lots of juicy grapefruit, other citrus, a hint of pine, and a hint of sweet caramel malt. Nose is moderate in strength and the focus is on the hops.
T-A ton of juicy citrus-grapefruit and orange upfront-with a mild, but present caramel malt backbone. These flavors intensify for the finish with an added refreshing kick of prickly pine hops. What lingers is a moderate residual pine bitterness-crisp and refreshing.
M-Medium to high prickly carbonation and a full light to medium weight body that is slightly oily.
D- This is a great, refreshing IPA. Couldn’t think of anything better on a 95 degree day here in WNW PA.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 07-07-2010 01:10:20