rondphoto (3864) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale orange, neat persistent head, full glass lacing. Sweet malt overcome by medium hops in the palate. Bitter lingers in the finish until it gives way to a mildly sweet finish.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks GT. Hazy orange amber pour with a small offwhite head. The aroma starts with doughy citrus, especially grapefruit, and finishes off with an unfortunate sudsy soap note. The flavor is fairly one dimensional- grapefruit and orange with bready caramel malts. Medium palate with an ever present resin and soap. Not bad, save the slight off flavor.
JStax (4992) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a translucent copper with a fluffy white head of foam. Aroma is piney and spicy at the same time. Taste is spicy and bitter with a long dry finish. The beer has a nice malty bready note that really balances everything out.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Columbus/Dublin. Pours a hazy brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy, citrus hops with some caramelized sugar notes. The taste is bitter citrus and earthy hops with caramel malts. Medium bodied.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy murky yellow color with a white head. The aroma is exactly what I expect from an American IPA. I get a lot of pine and orange notes with a little bit of bready malt.
The flavor is more of the same. I get some pine and papaya, as well as some bread and biscuit malt. There is a lot of hop flavor but the bitterness is fairly low for this style of beer.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (14601) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of tropical fruit, caramel malt, hops and pine. Dry and bitter with some resinous pine in finish. Medium body.
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Forgetfu (thanks Bill) poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grassiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, light grassiness and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark murky color with a golden hue. Aroma has hints of citrus, grapefruit, hops and pine. Flavor is earthy with a sweet finish. Not too malty but has a nice distinct sweetness I can’t seem to place.
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a clear orange/amber color with a big white head and some sticky lacing.
S: The nose is rather nice. Lots of citrus notes featuring orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. A light grass note and plenty of pine and floral hop aromas. Just a little bit of bready malts.
T: Tastes just as citrusy as it smells. Nice fresh orange and grapefruit flavors with a little bit of tropical fruit, too. The requisite pine bitterness is there with only a touch of grass and bread.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Just my second beer from these guys, but both have been quite enjoyable.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap while in Columbus for a business trip...outstanding IPA with an impressive bouquet of hops. Citrus, pine, resin all the the nose and palate. nice bitter kick up front and and the finish. Body isn’t huge, but there, and supports the hops well. Really good.