MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft (I assume) drank at a restaurant in St. Petersburg, FL. Wildly overrated. This IPA was harsh with little refining characteristics. It was just a hop head novelty beer in my opinion and did not represent the style well.
bedainedebiere (499) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 MY GOD! Tap at Abbey in Deland... Best IPA (maybe beer) I ever had. Tropical fruit aroma and taste, mango and pineapple effect caused by the intense hopping, this beer is unique to me. Some sweetness, fruity esters and, above all, that litterally magnificient apt hoppiness, sharp and smooth, with amazing depth. I feel (and somehow fear) this beer was some kind of beautiful dream; I hope I’ll have this dream a lot more in my life!
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a translucent gold with a one finger white head. Nose is big and citrusy, resinous, fruity, grapefruit rind, very pungent and sticky. Flavor is citrusy, resinous, fruity, some mango, very fresh. Palate is spicy with lots of citrus rind.
jedinord (30) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is just plain amazing. From the hoppiness in the nose to the kicking bitterness in the taste and the gorgeous hazy golden hue. The mouthfeel is like silk and the entire experience is just incredible.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Sweet citric hop aroma with lighter pint notes and some sweet malts. The flavor achieves some nice citric and piny notes with not a lot of aggressive bitterness. Just a tad on the sweet side, which I don’t mind. Semi-dry finish. A very good IPA.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Teresa’s with pat. Pours ahazy reddish amber body. Aroma is sharp pine hop. Taste is bitter citrus hops, some notes of sweet, caramel malts.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
32 oz mini-growler from Redlight Redlight. Lightly hazed amber with a spongy off-white head that leaves lacy rings. Nose is orange, white pepper and pine. Medium light but substantial with a brisk carb bite. Taste is citrus peel, pink grapefruit, tangerine and kiwi. Dry and spicy finish. Wonderfully fruity and zesty and maybe the most distinctive IPA i’ve sampled.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mr. Dunderbak’s, Tampa, FL: The bartender told me this was a relatively new offering from a relatively new local brewery, figured it was worth a try. Pours clear, orange, nice foamy white head. The aroma is heavy in those common hop notes - citrus and pine, a great blend with just a hint of that malty sweetness in the back. Those hops come through strong in the taste with a refreshing lemon/orange alongside a biscuity note and some slight caramel malting. A fairly traditional, well done IPA.
unclemattie (3900) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
32oz swing-top. Clear orange color. Aroma of cedar and hops. Very bitter. A nice American IPA. Lots of Tangerine and Grapefruit.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin light moka head. In aroma, wonderfully fragrant hops, full of citrus pulp, pinhey, so classy! In mouth, a well balanced IPA with good malt base, smooth floral hops, grapefruits, not in your face, medium bodied. On tap at Peg’s Pizza Cantina, Dec. 12 2009.