ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: October 18, ’13
A: Citrus aroma specifically of fresh oranges with some mango and pine notes also.
A: Pours burnt orange with a half-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.
T: Follows the nose with topical orange rind followed by a big malt backbone. The pine notes balance the tropical notes with a good bitterness.
P: Medium, good carbonation, no alcohol heat.
O: This is every bit as tasty as Heady Topper. An excellent beer and one of the few AIPA that balances the hops perfectly.
youdictategood (415) - 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 don’t live in Tampa Bay without having this a few times. No detailed notes - just realized I’ve somehow never entered this. The other 1500 folks probably have it covered. Not my favorite CCB IPA, but it’s still great.
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 I’ve ever enjoyed.
cervmagpt (415) - 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.
shrubber85 (9019) - 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.
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.
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.
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 can’t believe I can pick this up wherever I want. One of the best things about Florida.
BrownALEx (347) - 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 ’ol suitcase. Only wish I had snuck more.
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 (1079) - 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.