TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler pour on tap at Haymarket Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Still hadnít rated this.. So letís do it. Pours a deeper amber orange hue, with some decent haziness. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas offer citrus and tropical fruit, some bready malt, decent Citra presence isnít as pronounced as youíd like but still quite pleasant. A bit of sweetness, fruit, bread. Some mellow florals. A bit fruity, sweet. Some bready malts, a more pronounced bitter and sustained hop presence in the backend. Solid, a bit muddled overall. The hops donít quite express enough. The backend brings it back, bitter and fairly dry. Solid albeit not a head of the class type IPA with these more savvy or trendy hops.
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split a 12oz bottle with mcart034 a week or so ago. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma was pine notes with some grassy characters to it. Grapefruits and malt caramel character. Pretty enjoyable.
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint, at Tylerís Apex. ok aroma, sweet. ok aroma,.sweet.toasted grain, caramel..light citrus. tad hazed brownish orange. small head, no lace. bitter flavor. medium body, smooth oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. meh, this is unexciting....
Beerman6686 (5384) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a light orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel malt and lighter grain, and citra fruity hops, but nothing in your face like it should be. Flavor was similar, citra and malt, moderately bitter. Average IPA.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden and cloudy. Fluffy head. Very citrusy grapefruit nose. Bready and clean flavor. Good crisp citrus with nice bitter finish.
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a hazy orange color with soapy white head. Aroma is floral hops and sweet. Nice floral hops and bitterness with a good amount of malt coming through to back it up.
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citra is one of my favorite hops so this one was better than the FF. the aroma was still weak but the taste was still balanced.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Milltown. Loads better than the base, to me, and happy to hear this is going to be in bottles. Attractive pale orange pour with an elegant, substantive head. The nose is really nice, accentuating the floral qualities of Citra rather than the raw bitters that I often feel take over. Flavors are even better, as the substantial malts that are usually in Crooked Tree meld really nicely with the bracing hop, producing notes of citrus zest, rye, and tropical fruits. Flavorful, well balanced, really nicely done.
Nephilium (1516) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big tropical nose, with a bit of cattiness to it. Pours a hazy orangish with a white head to cap it off. A lot more caramel notes then I was expecting, with only a brief blast of bitterness. Slightly slick mouthfeel, with the bitterness coming back in the finish. A more balanced IPA then I generally go for, but quite tasty.
vikingguy (933) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber. Citrus hoppy aroma. Rich and malty with a healthy dose of citrusy hops. Good not great.
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