Chipalsa (1310) - 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 (2563) - 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 (4207) - Arizona, 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 (850) - 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.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Golden and pored with a small head.Hoppy and pleasant aroma on opening.Medium body with an immediate hit from the hops.Dangerously drinkable and quite imressive.
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle dated 01-02-11 thanks to Cavie) clear gold with creamy tan-yellow head. Nose is quite dank, grapefruit, caramel, and slightly attenuated. Taste is a bit faded, grapefruit, mildly bitter, cream, and orange. Well balanced.
MattH (657) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Strong aroma of citrus and pine. Pine dominates the flavor. Medium hoppiness. Not too resiny. Medium body. good beer.
Leighton (12671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Euston Tap, London. Pours a slightly hazy, vibrant gold with a small, white head. Bit of caramel and pine in the nose. Flavor is fairly sweet. Lots of spicy hops, some anise and candy, some crunchy grains. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faint warming finish, reasonably well balanced, bit of light pine, resinous earth, slight oils, some hay and toasted white bread. Pretty good.
BeerCast_Rich (1902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[355ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Pours a deep orange with peaky white head, which reduces pretty quickly. From the first sniff to the last sip - this is a classic, down the lines San Diego IPA. Pine, sticky resin on the nose. Orange citrus on the palate, plenty of resinous hop. Reminded me very much of Ruination IPA - albeit not quite as punishing. The malt gives a good sticky sweetness to the citrus and pineapple fruit, it’s very well balanced