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!
Brason (6) - - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer starts with a nice white head that laces the glass well.
The aroma is a little lacking not too much of a nose.
The taste is nice. Hoppy up front with a well balanced malty character on the back end.
The color is a beautiful light amber.
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EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful copper orange body with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a few sips. Nose of Caramel, vanilla, orange zest and grapefruit. nice creamy body, with flavors of orange peel, lemon, and a big grapefruit finish. Finish is a flood of citrus bitterness that lingers a bit too long for my taste. Drop the IBUs a touch or up the caramel malt and I’d say this is perfect.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruti and sumemr fruit aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light sumemr fruit and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Sumemr fruit and grapefruit linger with caramel.
StormCoat (106) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a 1-pint bottle at Bi-Rite Market in San Diego. Pours a ruddy copper color with a fairly light and short-lived white head. Aroma is very subtle and sweet, like honey with a tea-like or herbal undercurrent. Flavors are more forward with pine, citrus, and brown sugar flavors, but most notable is the very long and bitter finish. Body is interesting in that it feels over-medium when I first take a sip, but thins out abruptly into the bitterness. I would say that this beer might be too flatly bitter for some, but overall I find it to be quite a serviceable little IPA.
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange with a nice off white foam. Low hop aroma of pine and flowers. Light body and low carbonation level. Flavor is moderate pine and resin with some spice. Malt plays a good supporting role. Finish is dry with a good spice finish.
Finhead (1147) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red-orange pour with an off-white head. The aroma is mostly pine, but also has some citrus notes. It has a medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, and a pleasant bittersweet taste.
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is citrus and lighter amounts of pine. Lightly hazy copper with a medium cream head. Flavor is bitter as all IPAs should be with piney, grapefruit notes sneaking through from the nose.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy amber with a medium head. I see good lacing as the glass goes down. The Aroma is moderate in intensity with mostly pine character. The taste is okay with nothing jumping out one way or another. The palate is medium with a nice balance which is maybe a little heavy for a standard IPA. Overall this is a decent IPA but there are many better.