markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, surprising IPA. Pours orange with a white-ish head. Nose is some orange, apricot, peach, grass, and slight pine with a hint of floral. Flavor is similar with a healthy dose of malt for support. Light to medium in body and a rival with Jai Alai for my everyday IPA.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in NZ at The Hope Garden (Wellington). A more mellow West Coast IPA - could there be such a thing?!
SanfordBrewer (1379) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent amber with a thin but lasting white head, sticky medium body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: pine, toffee, and a bit of tangerine.
Taste: lots of pine, citrus, toffee.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours orange-copper with big foamy off-white head. Nose on the head is pineapple, coconut; later nose is sweet. Chewy with a lasting resiny bitterness.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewpub-pours bright orange with a very small white head around the rim of the glass-mostly tropical nose with tones of tangerines, tropical melons and lite catty note. flavors are very well balanced between citric tropical passionfruit with a hugely resinous finish. very drastic difference but it works here-its almost palate wrecking. very tasty! i dig it!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours clear orange with a touch of chill haze. Gorgeous pithy head is clumpy, lacey, wispy, bubbly, and thick. Swirls thicker.
Nose: orange, mandarin, mango, and lemon. Dew-dropped flower petals and green grass. Zip and zest. Floral esters in the back.
Palate: chewy and meaty with orange, mango, and honey up front. Dry finish of citrus skin and inner pith. Chewing on green grass heavy with morning dew. Pith parches while skins bitter and thirst ensues. Floral esters lightly tinge the breath.
Final Thoughts: simply good and straight to the hoppy point – pith, skin, resin, oils, zest, grass, dew.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my new favorite craft beer bottle shop, Beer Heaven, in Philly. Deep amber pour with a tall dusky tan head and medium lacing. No mistaking the West Coast origins of this baby with a blast of floral, citrus and pine notes in the aroma. Plenty of grapefruit and a touch of toffee and vanilla with a hefty toasted malt backbone. Silky texture and a quick dry finish with a light hint of white pepper at the end. Not quite a world class West Coast IPA like their Idiot IPA but only an idiot could find anything wrong with it. Glad I picked it up.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Light haze on the orange-amber body, and a small film on top. Sweet aroma of juicy orange and honey is nice, but sullied a bit by some dirty grain. Flavor is the same, but has a nice resin-citrus finish that mostly comes to the rescue. Near-medium body is sweetish, but the big resin finish balances well. Smooth carbonation and a nice hop tingle.
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Lansdale Brew Fest 2011. Light orangey pour with some head. Lots of melon like sweetness in this one and only a very mild level of bitterness. Very malty for a west coast IPA. Enjoyable, but a little sweet.
jjuf1853 (1195) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Safety Harbor Taste Cafe (Safety Harbor, FL). Very interesting. Like an IPA but with more fruity floral notes in the aroma and flavor. Quite refreshing.