jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy golden body with a frothy, white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, toasted grain with a hint of finger nail polish. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Aroma is a lot more complex than the flavor whose grapefruit bitterness overshadows other tastes. But at least it’s not a resin bomb.
johnbuck100 (287) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from the fridge, lancaster, PA. very nice floral grassy citrus flavor after it warmed up. i would have preferred a bit lighter, but that is a personal preference. a very nice ipa.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at landmark. Pours hazy orange with a big white head. The aroma has a big citrus aroma with a good bit of floral notes. The taste is medium bitter with a light grapefruit sweetness to balance. The finish is dry with a lingering bitterness.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. NIce amber with rich white foam. Moderate fruity aroma. Complex hop flavour profile; fruit, medicinal, minty, pineapple, citrus. Light malt balances but lets the hops play. Seems to be a lot of different hops and a bubblegum note.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful cloudy orange color and small micro head. Grainy perfume pineapple. Makes me want to live on the island. Fresh flowers in beer. Earthy bitterness.
cfrancis (3110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the Burger Bar in Vegas. Pours a clear deep amber with a moderate frothy white foam. Aroma is big pine hop aroma with the sweetness of fruity malts. Taste is a soothing blast of pine and citrus hops with some resinous aspects. Sweetness from the malt comes in but does not balance this out.
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle ata the Midway museum in San Diego. N pine and grapefruit with a Little mango. Clear yellow orange with a medium white head. Flavor is bitter, resin, and tropical fruit.
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that has decent retention and settles to leave some very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit with some hints of pine and caramel. Taste is a bold grapefruit bitterness with some fruity and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some generous carbonation giving rise to a marvelous sensation on the palate. This one is moving near the top of my IPA list. Definitely recommended.
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Looks like I’m in the minority on this, but this just isn’t my favorite take on the style. Maybe the bottle is too old or something, but the hops seem tired, and a cardboardy caramel is taking over. Not awful by any stretch, but I was expecting better than this based on the ratings.
patricks110 (2410) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid IPA with big bitterness. I would say that this perfectly summarizes a lighter Idiot IPA. Bright copper coloured body, foamy white head that leaves a few bands of lacing. The nose is floral with big citrus notes and mild piney resins. A mild sweet and caramelly with a mild floral hop and juicy grapefruit notes. A heavy bitterness on the finish with a lingering astringency. Overall, quite nice and well balanced for a big IPA.