ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Aroma is ripe tropical fruits, resiny hops, pine, sweet caramel malts. Pours amber with a slight haze, nice off-white head with good retention and clumpy lacing. Pine and resiny hops start off the taste, some grapefruit and orange, fairly forward bitterness which is well balanced by the bready and caramel malt character. Bitterness does linger for a bit, but it’s a nice pleasant hop flavor and is under control. Medium body, medium-high carbonation, prickly and effervescent.
Itzjerm (1224) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 This is what an IPA should be a bit bitter but minimal... sweet counteracts the bitter to creat euphoria. Its on my top list when I head to Florida. I now have had a second time in bottle ... it stillis euphoria... great job guys!
Back in Bama... 2 years since i’ve had one... now in a can... still euphoria! Good job!
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased from Bierkraft in Brooklyn. Fresh pine and grapefruit on the nose. Seems to be a litttle more tropical than some of this style. I get mandarin come through, as well as some a solid balanced between hops and malt
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from PA. Pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Sweet hoppy citrus notes in the nose. Medium body with a slight resin oil left on your tongue. Grassy/Citrus hop notes up front that give way to a slight bitterness that is a bit drawn out and leaves a slight hop resin on your tongue. Great well balanced IPA that can please both hop-heads and those who enjoy the aroma and flavor of hops without being too bitter and overpowering. Overall: (A)
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled. Huge citrus and fresh cut pine nose. A shit ton of hops, sweet malt, and wood leave an amazing palate. So drinkable. Oily & resinous on lips/tongue. Spot on.
MacBoost (1260) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Had this beer fresh in tampa. Excellent, excellent, excellent. This beer is amazing. Would buy everyday if it were available in NY. Totally blown away by this beer when fresh. WAY BETTER than two hearted.
RE-RATE: even better from the new cans. Still amazing. Do not scroll past this beer.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 From a bottle into a thick highball glass. The pour is very nice, with a head that plays around, leaving "trails" behind as you drink it. Lacing is nothing special I’d say, but the timeline of foam is intriguing. A good sniff reveals citrus, and mild spices, overall a very floral scent. I would say I taste very fresh hops and bitter fruits, followed by sweetness of what I would describe as tangerine. This one finishes very well for an IPA, being very balanced in both in hoppy-ness and sweetness. Cigar City strikes again, and as usual, never disappoints.
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mike - thanks! Fair sized white head with dark copper color. Aroma is light bitter hops, resinous pine, sweet citrus, and noticeable caramel/malt on the back. Nice pine/citrus bite up front but the remaining 2/3rds is heavy malt, caramel, and an almost bready sweetness. I guess it’s technically an IPA but it is far too malty and the hop presence is not nearly as clean or large as I would prefer. Comes across more as a generic strong ale of some type with a hop influence than an IPA.
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great IPA . has a nice hops flavor with a little citrus. i can drink this beer everyday and beer happy
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fabulous IPA. Refreshing, smooth and pure. Not overly citrusy as some IPA’s can be. I look forward to more of this beer as the weather turns warmer.