manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
My very first Cigar City brew, much thanks to Kiefdog. Often times, high anticipation leads to disappointment. However, this IPA is spot-on. It is exactly how an IPA is supposed to taste. I’m glad I have a few left.
mixmasterob (955) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, poured a hazy orange with no real head, left some sticky lace. Aroma was a nice mix of floral and citrusy hops. Flavors started out nice and hoppy, bitter orange peel throughout with a touch of sweet malt in there too. Just excellent. Carbonation was medium to low lending to a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. If this were more available in GA it would be a goto IPA for sure. Big time hops and a lingering bitterness throughout, really nice. Thanks to al_b for sending a couple my way!
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with little head that quickly subsides leaving behind little lacing. Aroma is hops, citrus and caramel. Flavor is hoppy and malty, probably slightly more malty than your average IPA. Nice hops in the end for pretty smooth finish. Overall a decent IPA.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a hazy amber color with a 2/3 finger thick off white head. Faint, tiny spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and light hops. Flavor is much of the same. Finish is a little chewy. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.
JohnnyJ (4871) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange pour, thin off-white head. Citrus, grapefruit, caramel, fresh hops, and some candy sweetness in the nose. Flavor is still nice and hoppy, but more bready malt. Nice IPA, still I like the west coast versions better. Bottle from drowland, thank you sir.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy and grapefruity. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Good balance. A medium bitter IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
RobertDale (4192) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 9-18-2010. Amber pour with not much head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Tastes very similar with just some malt sweetness. A touch bitter. Decent.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - 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 (2342) - 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 (4013) - 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.