bmerz (465) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery drank within 6 hours of pouring. Hazy copper amber with fleeting head and some lace. Itís a very bitter, strong fresh hop monster in both aroma and flavor. Funky, tropical, and pine hope aromas are not so forward that they donít let through a moderately sweet wort. The flavor is fresh grapefruit hops, a good amount of spice and hop oils, plenty of pine and a little sweetness. Not really balanced but thatís just fine. The texture is resiny but fresh and lively. Love it that a thereís another brewery on the east coast that knows how to make this kind of hop centric beer.
Caffeinathan (5) - - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best East Coast IPAs I?ve had. In addition to the perfectly hopped flavor, it has a freshing, hoppy scent with a hint of Christmas tree. So beautiful in a glass, you can?t resist drinking it!
jezmez68 (374) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA. Not much else to say about it. Made in DC, so thatís pretty cool. As far as I can tell, itís one of 3 breweries in DC, so itís nice to see they can make a decent beer to style. Definitely the AMERICAN style of IPA.
conway (570) - - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a big fluffy head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops. Taste reveals a strong malt backbone and citrusy hops.
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Ibrew2or3 (5758) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a pure gold body that exhibits a slight hop haze and supports a white head of foam. The aroma offers up snippets of citrus hops running into a bit of spicy hops and a slight sort of earthiness. The taste has a pine like hop bitterness and blends into a grapefruit hop note. Midway and into the finish I get some earthy to spicy hops joining the fun and adding a pleasing level of depth to the experience. Nice IPA.
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a deep clear golden color with a two finger white fluffy head that falls to a ring. Aroma is a managerie of hops with orange, lemon, light pine, mild tropical fruit and floral notes. Taste is similar to the nose with a moderate malt backbone of caramel malts, but not that sweet. Hops come on strong, with flavors of pine, pine resin, and grapefruit. Earthy and somewhat woody with some herbal notes on the finish. Medium bodied, lower carbonation, creamy and a bitter aftertaste that lingers.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Orange pour. White head. Fresh citrusy hops, spruce, and pale malts. Flavor is bitter and juicy. Big hop flavors. Nice bitterness.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2012. Another IPA that stood out. Primarily citrus but not overpowering. A bit of cereal grain taste sneaks in too. Good balance. Would like to try their variations on this beer.
drfabulous (2948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. Malty. Slightly Hoppy. Light body and taste. My last tasting of the session, so who knows how accurate this assessment is. I know I had it though.
DrSilverworm (2706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, $2 at Beer Run, poured into a snifter. Good, foamy thin white head. Totally hazy amber color. Tons of particles suspended in the glass, very cool-looking. Head leaves plenty lace. Very nice big hoppy flavor - pine, grapefruit, resin, some floral. Orange zest, light pepper in the finish. Big assertive bitterness. Smooth carbonation, kind of a creamy texture. Thicker finish, moderate-to-big body. A great IPA for lovers of IPAs. "Dank" describes it well.