omega (783) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Will be tasting this beer all night. Nicely constructed with a shed load of hoppy goodness.
Thisis12ptfont (966) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is intense and smells full of flavor
Appearance is a nice golden brown look with light frothy head
Taste is incredibly hoppy without being overbearing. An intense explosion of strong flavors with a very pleasant finish.
Overall experince is a very strong India Pale Ale taste, tons of hops and a mouth full of flavor. a very good choice when searching amongst India Pale Ale’s
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg in The White Horse. Colour is hazy red and orange with a foamy white head. Nose is pineapple and red berry fruit. Taste is pineapple, saltiness, and lots of red berry sourness. Lots of hop bitterness on the finish too.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy citrus notes on the nose. Pours yellow orange with a small white head. Serious leafy hop flavors with lots of citrus. Lingers on the finish. Overall a very good west coast IPA.
Strykzone (5384) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This is golden copper and has a white soapy head. Nice lacing. Citrus fruit and caramel in the nose. Citrus fruit, sugar, and caramelmis tasted. bitterness is significant and grows. This is both sweet and bitter.
r464 (2014) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery amber in color with a foamy off white head. Punchy and bitter with a distinct hoppy finish and bitterness that is truly IPA. Strong and full bodied. Worth trying.
SHIG (3878) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a yellowing orange with off white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is more of the same with a citrus and hops, but also is balanced with malts.
douglas88 (6939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber much needed after a footbalm. Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange color with a very large white head. The aroma is sweet oranges and some biscuit. A very nice IPA dominated by sweet marmalade, huge oranges and lemon, very light bitterness. Extremely smooth. Light herbal tea.
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Cloudy amber-orange body. Large offwhite head. Decent retention and lacing.
S: Grapefruit bitterness is dominant. Some floral and pine notes complement it well. Slight malt backbone shines through. Slight alcohol presence as well.
T: Massive grapefruit taste. Larger than expected out of a standard IPA. Plenty of pine bitterness. Balanced some by a nice malt backbone that knows its job is to not get in the way of the hops. Nice bitter finish.
M: Smooth, medium body. Crisp, dry finish.
O: Solid, large IPA. I was impressed and was glad my friends and I were able to grab the last three bottles before they ran out at the unveiling in Philly.
obguthr (4427) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tangerine, pineapple, rosehip, and grapefruit bouquet. Clear amber, medium yellow lacing head. Full bodied and somewhat resinous. Overripe orange and grapefruit peel. Finishes with crackers and grapefruit peel. Hyper-hopped, but the maltiness is big as well. The multiple varieties of hops really come through more in the aroma than the flavor. Good job.