DasBoot (27) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber IPA. Thin mouth feel. It’s smooth with an extended hoppy finish.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber, almost chestnut beer with a standing two-finger head.
Citrus hoppy scent with fruity and medicinal notes.
Rich, complex taste. Creamy and vanilla notes, with a rich sweetness, and a strong citrus hop taste. The hop gives a good bit to the other sweet flavors.
A unique beer that is ill-served by calling it an IPA. It’s more than that.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate copper color. White head that starts a few fingers high and has pretty good retention. Nose is quite hoppy with pine and citrus taking the front. Taste is strong hops along with a light bit of malt in the background. Good dry, resinous mouthfeel with superior drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-08-2010
DYCSoccer17 (3299) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at American Spirits in St. Pete. Very herbal hop notes with some earthy, leafy hops and a little bit of fruitiness. Perhaps some pineapple? Pretty transparent copper color with an off white head that is medium in size. Starts with a good deal of herbal hoppiness, before this becomes toasted and a bit biscuity with god chewiness present. Nice, husky malt body. FInishes with more herbal, and a bit of piney hop bitterness. Refreshing, and well-balanced.
OmegaX (1226) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BREW FEST 2011! Loved this one. I’ve skipped out on this one for so long because it is so easy to find around here (luckily). I liked this one a lot. All the good qualities of an excellent IPA: Hoppy, citrusy, pine tree flavor, and character. Good stuff. Get this if you want to try a great IPA.
Goodgrief (1765) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Capone’s in Norristown, PA. Golden brown pour, with smallish head, but some decent lacing. Floral hops and caramel in the nose. Complex hop flavor with floral Centennial like hops as the backbone but with a tropical citrusy intrusion that was welcome, over a caramel malt base.. Grainy, chewy and rough (in a wonderful way) in the mouthfeel. My first Cigar City brew...I really, really liked it. Excellent.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, fairly big floral hop aroma with lesser citrus notes. Smells like a good bit of sweet malts too. Taste - it is on the maltier side as IPAs go, but pretty hoppy as well - caramelized orange pith and carrot cake. More like a 1.5x IPA if not a double IPA.
Trev (1885) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with a medium head.
Aroma is caramel malt, orange citrus and pine.
Flavor is aggressively hopped, pine mostly. Biscuity and caramel malt, hint of vanilla?
jw0406 (740) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy amber with a white fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and pine. Oily mouthfeel and medium bodied, a very good IPA
cmonster (965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours cloudy dark orange-amber in color with a medium-large off-white head. Great retention and foamy sticky lacing. As the color suggests this is a malt forward IPA. Caramel, oranges, spice, resin and grass aromatics. Medium sweet flavor. Soft bitterness throughout. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy-thick texture, and a near balanced, malt strong finish. Different from the West Coast IPAs i’m used to, but very nice.