wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to JohnnyJ. Pours light gold. small white head-low carbonation and filtered. Aroma is bright, citrus, peaches, spring flowers and sweet malt. Definite centennial aroma hops in there. some grassy aromas to boot. Taste is similar starts sweet with some malt and fruity citrusy hops then finishes nicely biter. Mouthfeel is lightly carbed and light bodied. Very nice beer! I wish i could get some more.
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, earthiness and grapefruit zest with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had plenty of hops, pine and grapefruit. Flavor came out dry with pine, grapefruits, loads of hops and pale malt. Finished dry and bitter. Not bad.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a orange glow and a nice two centimetre tall tan head along with bubbles rising from the sides and middle of the glass. Aroma of fresh grassy, syrupy and piney hops, a touch of lemons and a good amount of malt and alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive hops up front with the pine and grapefruit flavours coming through most, a touch of syrupy sweetness and a good malt backbone covers effectively. A lot of carbonation is noticeable afterwards, along with a very potent hop bitterness, nice and puckering! Overall, a really good IPA that shows a lot of bitterness, and has a decent amount of complexity throughout! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 01-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 15-July-2010.
rcubed (35) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance - Unfiltered, orange-ish copper. Finger and half beige head
Aroma - Tropical fruits, maybe some peach. Lacks the pineyness. Thereís a sweetness to aroma with a hint of alcohol.
Taste - The bitterness hits you first, but there is not a lot of it although it does linger somewhat. The malt has a slight breadiness that comes in to smooth it out. Itís real easy to drink, has a nice crispness that you typically get with regular pale ales but something lacking for many IPAs. Itís lacking the defining characteristics of the great IPAs. I was hoping more of the citrus notes I get on the nose would shine through in the taste but Iím not getting much.
Itís a smooth and easy drinking beer, perfect for those beach days on the island. At 7%, you wouldnít know it while soaking in the sunshine.
Cakes (401) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle.
A mild bitterness here with a mid creamy head.
A lacy orange tinged citrus taste.
An attractive beer - a strong offering.
kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 Slightly cloudy golden color with modest head but some nice lacing, fragrant hops with fruits, apricots, and a clean bitter finish
July 2012 on Tap at Mad mex. certainly a double IPA with lots of aromatics, some bitter finish notes
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy orange beer with a tiny white head. Scent is hoppy/citrus/grass. Taste is hops and citrus with a dry bitter finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at Magnolias.
It pours a light amber color with a small, foamy, white head. Spotty lacing gets left behind. The nose is very hoppy as one would expect. Lots of tropical notes with pineapple, peach, and slight herbals. Some pale malt sweetness as well. The taste is refreshingly bitter with a good bit of resin and those tropical notes. In the background the malt adds body but not much balancing to the hops. A bit of soap emerges as the beer warms. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a slightly dry, bitter finish. This one could use a hint more malt to balance out the bitterness, but overall it is a very solid IPA.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. A subtle version of a bad ass IPA. Ouch? No, itís still a damn good rep. but I keep getting an odd, off, metallic pop on my tongue. Thereís citrus & hints of pine so it hit my IPA spot, kudos wtfever, but this beer isnít $13 a sixer. Ehh.