crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked this one better than Idiot. It is danker and with a good juicy fruity hoppiness. Decent bitterness.
jsquire (4143) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
For places to find a great beer like this, the fantail of the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum was pretty cool. Hazy golden color with a thin off white head. Big floral hop nose with pinching citrus strength. Tons of bitterness in here and more aggressive than the IPAs I’m used to. Resin, candied grapefruit rind, peach, apricot and a strong enough malty backbone to support it all. Went well with my tuna melt. The museum is really neat too.
Ron (3570) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brew pub. 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.
gripweed57 (1364) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy amber orange color. Big rocky beige head. Fragrant, resiny pine hops aroma. Toasted malt flavor quickly gives way to the peppery bitter hops mouthfeel that dominates the palate. A great IPA that finishes with a lingering spicy hops aftertaste.
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz draft 6/29/12 (District Kitchen & Wine Bar)-Pours a slightly hazy orangish amber with a small off white head. Taste of hops, citrus, and malt. This full bodied brew borders on a double IPA. This is tasty.
robinvboyer (4138) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, citrus aroma, very little malts. Light mouthfeel solid carb. Medium bitterness, solid piney, resinous hop finish. Solid ipa, nothing earthshattering.
aleph (231) - - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light golden pour with a white head. Grapefruit, caramel, malts, honey. Medium body, bitter on the palate. Almost refreshing.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Citrusy and floral hop aromatics are nearly balanced out by sugar-y cereals in this impactful IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam covers the misty blond.
-Malts offer honeyed flavors but they aren’t too bright.
-I would like to try this closer to the brewery. I get the impression it is past its peak.
-The hop bitterness is resinous and lengthy.
-There is nothing distinct about this West Coast IPA, but it is still a highly competent example.
zizzybalubba (1792) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, NC. Hazy, yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of light caramel malts and grapefruit rind. Nice bitter hop flavor of grapefruit and pine needles. Lingering bitterness on the tongue. A very nice IPA.
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is of bready malts, citrus, pine, caramel, and some tropical fruits. Taste is similar with alot of sweet caramel malts, citrus, pine, and some tropical fruits. Has a medium body with a slighty creamy mouthfeel and a dry, bitter hoppy finish. overall, a pretty good IPA.