trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is classic IPA with a chestnut hue and creamy head. Gentle citrus aroma, nothing overbearing. A well-balanced IPA with uniform flavors of hops and malts, with hints of vanilla and biscuits. Solid effort, but as a Minnesota-based drinker, the bar is raised pretty high for me, and this beverage didnít seem to have the same water quality as Iím used to. I will definitely purchase it again the next time I visit the Sunshine State, however.
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. Itís 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. Itís 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 (3321) - 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 (1255) - 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. Iíve 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 (1792) - 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 Caponeís 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 (1936) - 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 (769) - 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