ChainGangGuy (4350) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, medium amber-toned body with a tall, frothy, off-white head.
Smell: Caramel-scented maltiness rounded out with fruity, citrusy, spicy hop notes and a sprinkle of booze.
Taste: Pale malts with a slim measure of inherent breadiness and lightly coated in a thin veneer of sweet caramel. JAIPA is laden with citrusy hops with additional accents of fruity mango and resinous pine. Minute hint of aspirin-like astringency lurking in there as well. Moderate bitterness. Some warming alcohol sneaks into the drying, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A beer that does a decent job of displaying the natural beauty of the hop plant. It’s good, though maybe I shouldn’t have gone from trying the Cedar-aged and Guava versions to trying this.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is lemon, slight solvent (alc?), and fruit. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, bit hop flavor & bitterness. Pine sap in the finish.
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of drowland. Clear orange yellow color. Slight lacing. Aroma is big fruity hops. Large spicy hops. Flavor is intensely dry and bitter. Heavy hopped flavor with lots of spice. Dry but solid.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, a little caramel, and tart. Taste is bitter, a little off, pine, and some fruit.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Big citrus and resiny hop aroma. Big hop flavor with citrus and resiny character. Full body with moderate carbonation.
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper with a mamouth, lasting head. Great aroma of malts and hops. Floral, citrus, light pine, alongside biscuit malts, some toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor follows that path and has a great, but not overly bitter, bite. Nice carbonation along the way. A really nice IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear copper with a medium, creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is malt (hay, straw, meal) and heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine) with fragrant fruity esters (pear/apple). Flavor is moderate malt with an edge to the hops, with fairly high bitterness. Light fruity esters mingle throughout. Medium bodied, dry palate, moderate carbonation.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewvival festival. Pours a hazy orange. A little tart, hoppy floral, and woody.Meh. Overrated.
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from tap at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Excellent!
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden yellow with a slight orange tint and a large frothy white head. This beer looks superb, with decent lacing and slight carbonation during the tasting. The aroma is what I expected for an IPA with hints of flowers, hops, light malts, and slight sweet backbone. The taste is very smooth, dangerously smooth, and very good representation of the style.