Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Always grab some sixers of this when in OH visiting the in-laws. Noticed I never gave this a proper review. 12oz bottle into a goblet. The pour yields a dark honey-amber with a thick frothy bone-white head. Great retention, with spotty lace left behind. Pine, citrus, floral overtones. Nothing new here, but the aroma is so potent and fresh. Love it.
Medium carbonation gives this beer enough heft to hold up the flavors, but without any lasting astringency. The reason I love this beer so much is the perfect balance between the bitter hops and sweet malty backbone. I would say this even leans slightly to the sweet side, which isn’t a detriment to it at all. Grapefruit, musk melon, orange give this a nice fruity quality. The hops add just a touch of oily feel as well, and they don’t linger too long on the aftertaste. Just enough "burn" to satisfy the hop-head in me, but fleeting enough to keep me gulping this one. This is one of the most drinkable and approachable IPAs I have had, and it will be one I continually buy when in the area. Can’t wait until Christmas when I can get some more!
Berard (331) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a slight haze. Mild grapefruit aroma over carbonation typical of the style. Above average ipa that's tasty but nothing spectacular.
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Panzuriel (1349) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cbc’s pale ale, on tap at the cbc restaurant. This beer is a light yellow in color with a fine head of white bubbles. Nose is strong with evergreen hops. Taste is similar with more hops over a backdrop of medium sweetness. Overall, this is a middle of the road but solid ipa.
dlovell2 (860) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper color with white head. Aroma is citrus, floral hops and pine. Flavor starts off sweet caramel malt followed by citrus flavors and finishing with bitter pine. Bitterness lingers for a bit.
devman171 (1022) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, aroma is mostly dank pine resin, taste is bitter pine and pale dry finish, really nice beer
fitwitchik (363) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottled 2 days ago into a tulip glass clear yellow gold with an impressive white head.
Aroma is beautifully pine.
Flavor even better than aroma. Clean cut pine trees with slight malts. Truly an incredible IPA. Even with west coast preference (by birth) in beers this brew makes me step back and realize how truly great Midwest brews have become.
Makes many IPAs seem half assed.
Onslow (1206) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Cloudy orange amber brew with one finger of head that soon passes. Lots of sediment that settles quickly to the bottom of the glass. Excellent hoppy aroma - pine, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is light bodied and hops forward with an excellent citrus hoppiness, a little pine emerges mid swallow, ends with a clean grapefruity finish. A superior IPA, clean, potent and agile.
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from awlcordell. Hazy dingy golden with a nice white head. Citrus fruit in the nose and just a little pale malts. That is pretty much the flavor. Nothing fancy or exotic here, just a nice classic American IPA.
EamonTheGreat (150) - USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Totally unexpected. This is a citrusy hoppy bomb of an IPA. Very impressive. The color is hazy orange and the flavor is citrus through and through. Creamy mouth feel with a crisp finish. Great beer!
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sonnycheeba (3691) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, light fruit esters, biscuit and cereal malts, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts, fresh hop bitterness, light citrus esters, and faint spice; lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2337) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Columbus zoo. Pours almost clear bright gold with a creamy off white head. Tastes like smooth creamy hops, mild pine and grapefruit bitterness, nutty, musky orange. Dry feel. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet mellow hops, light bitterness, light citrus, light nuttyness.