Peacehammer (589) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 release. Pours clear gold with rocky white head. Huge orange zest and slightly spicy hops on the nose. More big orange zest up front, and little malt. It drys out nicely on the end with a slight lingering bitter orange. Fantastic.
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow. Nice dank aromas. Sweetness too. Nice citrus notes. A very good IPA.
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light body lacing okay head. Quite sweet banana Belgian quality to this in addition to the bitter hops. Tasty.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is pine, earthy hops and citrus. Taste is the same as aroma. Good balance, decent carbonation, bitter finish. Decent brew.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ home. golden pour with a nice white head. aroma is fresh orange, floral hops, melon, and a light herbal note. sweet dough and biscuit as well. flavor is sweet up front with orange, dough, and biscuit. a bit of floral and grassy hops, melon, and a touch of peach. mild bitterness.
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bottles and Cans with a "best by" date 2 months out. Pours a pale yellow with a spongey white head leaving very nice circles of lace. Aroma has fresh cut grass and pine with some citrus and bits of straw/earthiness. Taste is of lemons, grapefruit and oranges, with pine and some sour fruit involved. It is light bodied and while not overly bitter, mainly bitter & spicy with some sweet fruitiness. Finishes most bitter, with some tanginess. Not real alcohol presence - would be a mostly bitter sessionable ale.
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours light, clear yellow with foamy white head. Not much aroma going on, very faint but a little floralness coming through. Really easy to drink. Light but still has good flavor to it. Overall, not really a very impressive full flavorful IPA, more a ’sessionable’ IPA.
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeah! ... like a session IPa gettin’ ready for a downhill run! Genetically modified food suks " no ’c’" but bring on the GMO "Amarillo" hops. Are they named after the city in ¿Texxas?
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of StefanSD
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus/orange, dank hops, and a touch of floral/grassy hops. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger soapy white head that leaves a good amount of sticky webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate-heavy dose of oranges. There is some light dankness in the middle. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with a touch of grass. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, this drinks way more sessionable than 7.4%. I seem to really enjoy the Deschutes IPA’s I’ve had and this one is no different.
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a golden color with just a thin white head on top that sheds minimal lacing. Biscuits, grassy hop aroma, with a dash of grapefruit and toast. The flavor shows wet grass, leafy, and herbal hops. Notes of toasted grain join in with plenty of bready/biscuit malt and just a touch of lemon. Some sticky sweetness but that’s countered by a dry, sharp bitter finish. Definitely fresh. Solid stuff.