BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice 14 karat pour with a dense ivory head. Grapefruit pith, orange peel, and caramel here. Perhaps I would move the caramel/malt/honey-baked biscuit forward on the list...it definitely is more prominent than I would have liked. Not a west-coast IPA, despite their latitude and longitude. still, well balanced and enjoyable.
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow with lace sheets. Oddly little aroma in my Samuel Adams engineered glass. Medium mouth feel, a little numbing. Reasonable IBU of 65, and good drink ability. Piney hops.
Bottle courtesy OCBeerSociety
greenhorn1 (783) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours amber. Weak nose, mostly malt. Can’t really say anything else different about the flavor. Very weak hop presence. Tasted like an amber, not a good ipa.
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap it has an amber color in the glass. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste has a mild hop bitterness with more citrus. Smooth beer.
TheHOFF43 (1685) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a medium hazy copper with a little white head. Aroma is weak hops with a flavor to match.
skoisirius (1473) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 Pint ;). Love it. As described on the label, this is one well balanced IPA, but like...perfect. Not too over the top, not too underwhelming, right in the middle. Flavors abound. Sessionable, but thick! Dank. Thanks to City Beer for the recommendation!
Ratman197 (9063) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, floral notes, ghrapefruit zest and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce bottle from Total Wine Roseville. Thick, rich, lasting head malty with a slight pine.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
T - Starts off with grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops and some more resiny bitterness. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout. Good hop and malt balance as well.
halfbarrelbc12 (4) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is dominated by pine and caramel, reminds me of Denogginizer. Dark golden, brilliant white head, great lacing! Rye evident, booze subdued, tremendous balance: caramel and pine. Rye makes for a slick and smooth mouthfeel, little to no astringency. Overall a great case study in a balanced IPA; reminding us that IPA can be just as much about a malt profile as the hops, very drinkable. Not a common flavor profile for the region- this beer stands out, like it or not!