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 isnít 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 donít 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. Canít wait until Christmas when I can get some more!
fanofIPAbeer (8) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent IPA-will try again.........and-again. Folks, itís a fine IPA. As always, that begins with a bitter yet fulfilling flavor that sustains to the end. And yes, always a limitless "grape fruity" (ie nice natural hops flavor). Thanks, Mac.
kaips1 (69) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer I donít get enough of, another ohio hop bomb I wish was in ky. Smells and tastes like a big bag of dank hops. Iíll take another.
Jojojam (56) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BD 14 107. Beautiful clear golden 2 finger head- turns in a 1 finger head which hangs around. Nice lacing. Nice citrus on the nose. Lots of orange in the taste. Very well balanced ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, pale, golden-amber with a moderate, white-ish head. Nice earthy, resinous-spiced hops on the nose. Thick mouthfeel. Bitterness and hop resinous. Black pepper spice with light touch of mangos and other tropical fruits. Bready malts came in to balance all this with an earthy, pine-like hop presence in the finish.
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at columbus ohio after talking to JPMC. This pours copper hue with beige head, the aroma is floral mixed with grapefruit. Massive hop flavor; tasty but the bitingly bitter aftertaste is a bit off. Overall decent.
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Orange pour, white head. Aroma is pine, floral, little oniony. Tastes are caramel malt and resiny citrus. Floral finish. Pretty good - will have to find it fresh and on tap to get a better feel.
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer courtesy of awlcordell from the local swap -- Poured into a tulip and itís a hazy golden with a malty (for an IPA) aroma. Really tastes like an English IPA, biscuit malts and earthy hops.
GaperNed (11) - - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this on draft. A good IPA thatís not overly hoppy. Easy drinking but doesnít have the citrus flavor I like in an IPA
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Falco242. Wonderful sweet bubblegummy IPA aroma. Hazy dark gold with a thin ring of white head. Initially quite dry. Doesnít tast at all like it smells. Actually not really digging this at all. May smell like American hops but doesnít taste like a good perfumy hoppy American IPA.
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Nice citrusy aroma and flavor. Good representation of an American IPA. Lighter in color.