Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the ACBF. Copper pour with a short off-white head. Tangerine and resin on the nose but a little light on the palate and lacking some of the malt profile. Solid bitter finish.
Foxbush (1463) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was purchased at Whole Foods in Richmond. I was looking for new IPA to try. This Nantucket IPA was quite the surprise. The deep copper ale poured with a full white foamy head that laced down the glass.
The aroma of grapefruit hits you as you begin to drink . I want to learn more about summit hops . The medium body ale has a smooth finish with no bitterness. This is a find.
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods Market, DC six-pack ($9): Pours a copper-amber color with an off-white head and a little lacing (i.e. on the darker side of IPAs). Aroma is intensely fruity, grapefruit is in there plenty; hops of course are there, but who would have doubted that. A little bit of spice too. Taste is pretty hoppy from end to beginning. Astringency starts hitting in the end and leads into moderate, though not extreme, aftertaste. This IPA seems to me to be more of a left coast thing, but of course, that is not a bad thing. I was pleasantly surprised by this more or less random buy.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Hazy orange body, very thin head. Restrained fruity aroma. On the tongue it is resinous, juicy, tingly, hoppy, and delicious. Not as bright and sharp as a true West coast IPA, but really satisfying. Aftertaste induces salivation. Great stuff!
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clearish lightly tarnished copper color with a thin head and pungent hops aromas of citrus and cat pee… Must be Cascade? Flavor is very nicely balanced between a pleasant caramel malt ticket and a hops edge that is pretty biting. Mostly citrus peels and herbs. Good mix of the two elements, but I think the hops selection could give a slightly less abrasive final product.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a lot of head. Bitter citrus hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
yespr (34521) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Lord Hobo. Pours clear and golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, slight peachy and mild mango. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hops fruity. Bitter and dry finish, yet fruity mild.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a party. Pours an attractive and slightly hazed orange/gold. Fluffy white head with sticky bubbles. Nose is fresh citrus, a bit of dusta nd caramel. Some light stone fruit as well. On taste, pretty straightforward IPA. Has a distinct malt profile, bready. Pretty dry beer with some pleasing grapefruit and peachy notes. Pretty solid IPA.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma Citrus with some sourness, hint of grape skin, sugar , creamy top. I cants ay I do like it..
Appearance hazed amber with bright white top. Sparse lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : tart with citrus character followed by rough hop paired with caramel sugars. Frontal high carbonation. Feel not very organized , like rushed , unfinished project. Back to drawing board guys.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is of brilliant, bright West coast citrus. Bitter kiwi and orange peel roll around in the mouth with some caramel stickiness too. Yeah.