ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Momar42 for the can! 12 oz can poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden copper color with a lot of sediment floating around. The head is a two finger white color. I love its thick texture, and how it leaves impressive lacing down the glass as it recedes.
S: Right off the bat, the nose is slammed with tons of grapefruit, mango, lychee, papaya, and guava. Itís a bit catty as well, but the Simcoe hops used here give of an excellent tropical vibe. As it sits in the glass, the malt profile comes through more strongly, with notes of biscuit and caramel.
T: A moderate level of tropical fruit flavors appear on the palate initially. This is soon replaced by a midtaste and finish comprised of grapefruit peel, herbs, biscuit, and caramel maltiness. Simcoe comes across as a very ísweetí hop to me, but these guys have done a great job extracting all the nuances out of the hops without any bitterness. I really like the hop complexity here. My only complaint is that itís a hair too sweet for me.
M: A bit on the heavy side for my tastes. Personally, I prefer a drier, lighter IPA (see: Troegs Perpetual IPA), but the wet finish manages to be lush rather than slimy. Some hop resins linger quite well without providing any bitterness. Personal preferences aside, this is how you execute the mouthfeel of a sweet IPA, plain and simple.
O: Damn this is really good. Despite all my nitpicks, Iím really loving this one. A fantastic choice for those who want an IPA without any unpleasant bitterness.
Braastad (434) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A can for a change.
Aroma is malty and not very strong.
Flavor is little better, fruity, sweet.
A bit sour also.
demondeacon09 (52) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Light orange color with an off-white medium head that lingers. Mango, citrus, and a hint of pine on the enticing aroma. Delicious taste of tangerine and hop bitterness with a slight malt presence in the finish. Outstanding IPA. One of the most refreshing beers Iíve ever enjoyed.
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Bottled, canned, on tap - you donít live in Tampa Bay without having this a few times. No detailed notes - just realized Iíve somehow never entered this. The other 1500 folks probably have it covered. Not my favorite CCB IPA, but itís still great.
BrownALEx (346) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. can to glass. Believe the hype. Aroma of juicy hops, I mean juicy. Appearance is a clear burnt orange with a big head. Lacing left as it goes down. Taste is wonderful, juicy hops dominate your tastebuds. Grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Well carbonated. This beer is one of the best, so glad I snuck some home in the íol suitcase. Only wish I had snuck more.
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Orange, caramel malt and weedy/herbal aroma. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter earthy herbal orange peel flavor. Nice balance.
jhliesen (771) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Megs--just love it, it always makes me think of grapefruit whenever I have one. Pours a dark orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of flower and hops with some caramel. Taste of sweet grapefruit and some sneaky, but filling biscuit. Medium carbonation. I canít believe I can pick this up wherever I want. One of the best things about Florida.
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light red dark orange pour. Carbonated well which brought out floral nose. A little thick on palate. Flavor is caramel and hops. Finishes malty them hoppy ending.
mrol (108) - - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a small beige head. Taste is caramel and citrusy hops. A strong, flavorful, not common IPA. Awesome!
eduardovl (1076) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml can served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear dark orange color forming a modest creamy white head with great retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of caramel and flowery hops in the nose. Strong notes of pine, resin, mango and grapefruit. Very fruity nose.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts becoming quickly grassy and bitter. Strong and very persistent bitterness. Good bittersweet balance. Strong notes of pine, grapefruit and resin. American style Ale yeasts. Bready and biscuity.
M: Medium to heavy body. Average carbonation. Caramel, grass and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Persistent hops bitterness.
O: Excellent drinkability. American classic IPA. Masterpiece.
cervmagpt (413) - PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 21A). Can 35.5 cl - Batch 1907. AROMA: nice hop aroma with slight notes of citrus, ripe mango, some grapefruit and a pine background. Sweet malty supportive aroma. APPEARANCE: light reddish-amber and translucent. medium-low ivory head with style average retention. TASTE: moderate-high hop flavour with notes of pine, resin and some tropical fruit. sweet background of supportive malt. medium bitterness that lasts into a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with a slight smooth texture. medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice american IPA with a good balance.