BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at High Dive in San Diego, Calif. Color was light golden pale. Maybe ¾ inches of head. Light lacing on the top. Film on the sides was light and sporadic.
Smelled of sweet floral notes up front. Also some lemon citrus in there. Caramel says, “What’s up?” too.
Sweet citrus up front in the taste, mainly lemon. Bitter comes in there right away, too, though. Lots of floral notes. Bitter ending.
Medium body. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
Not a bad beer overall. I thought about giving the smell at 4.5, but I kept it at 4.0. I would definitely give it anothergo.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and citrus and pine hops. Flavor is the same with a decent bitter finish from the citrus and pine hops. Slight warming as well.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Clear amber pour with a nice white head. Lovely fragrant/citrus hop nose qualities continued on into the taste, which had some balancing sweet malt and superb hop bitterness/tropical fruit notes. Excellent stuff. Could quite contentedly sup this til the bleedin’ cows come home....
DanielBrown (3702) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Smells great, like a lush meadow. Taste is beautiful, no other word fits. Sweet, piney, resiny, oily, great balance. Wowee.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sharp Edge. Big floral and spicy hop aroma with lightly oxidized malty notes. Rich amber, dark orange clear with some haze, topped with white lacing creamy head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Big hop flavor from start to finish, herbal and grassy. Oxidized flavor with big bitterness and mutes nutty sweetness. Spicy finish with lasting bitter after.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body on this one is a nice and hazy yellow with a subtle fluffy head. Smells bright and hoppy with hints of orange peel. The taste is very dry and bitter, a fresh hop taste with a lingering dried citrus aftertaste. Finishes smooth and malty with a refreshing bitter finish.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome - bitter and resiny in all the right places. Wish all IPAs were like this (I don’t) but it’s really really good.
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an orange color with nice white foamy head. Aroma of fruits and resin. Taste was orange zest, dark fruits, resin, light spice. Tasty and not overly bitter.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hopped but great citrus and floral flavors and aromas. Clean finish, awesome malt to citrus hop ratio, not a hop bomb just a good beer
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Ok, I’m not trying to be lazy, but ditto on the commercial description. It’s short and sweet and spot on. Great ipa.