fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bronze pour with a 3-4 finger, fluffy, oily khaki head that has excellent retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is loaded with pine, cat box and passion fruit, lots of citrus and tropical notes in there, but those are the three hop notes I really pick up on, the hops pretty much drown everything else out, a little toast and caramel and some sweet fruity notes, smells very juicy and delicious. Flavor is again, loaded with pine cat box and passion fruit, some sweet orange, berry, chewy caramel, nice toast and biscuit notes in the middle, and rolling in toward the finish come tons of fruity esters and (largely tropical) fruity and citrus hop notes. Medium body, chewy, juicy feel throughout with a light to moderate strength, blanketing carbonation. Very good, it reminds me of some of my better heavily dry hopped+keg hopped homebrews. Seriously good beer. One of the best, new to me IPAs in a while.
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour, with a light caramel colored head. Sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some butter, pine, fruity, and low bitterness. Not what I like in an IPA, too sweet.
egg (77) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 9/13/14. Pours a dark copper with a fluffy just off white head that seems to be sticking around. Nose is strong, can smell it from a ways away. Delicious, grapefruit, melon, summer, amazing. Taste is fruity, same as nose, bright, melons, yummy. Soft palate. Finish is dry and hop bitter that lingers.
cafgen (134) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange color with a one finger head. Aroma is citrus with some pine. Taste is a nice bitterness, citrusy and a slight sweetness. A good one.
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Cackman (2) - - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love citra hops so I love this beer. It’s sweet but very refreshing. Could easily drink all summer. Not as piney as other west coast IPAs but still very fruity and enjoyable.
JMCtime (14) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light with a strong citrus flavor and medium sweetness. Very crisp and refreshing.
Hatred (2) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing and light for an IPA, Great citrus aroma, and a clean finish. Not too hoppy.
Had this at the MN state fair and was completely surprised.
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber color; nice, citrus hop aroma; a great citrusy hop flavor; well balanced with a fairly light malt background; easy drinking and not at all assertively hopped
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
nose: just awesome! intense lemon pith, light herbs like mint and fresh cilantro, mandarins, yeast a la hoegaarden.
palate: a blast of lemon and caramel followed by a gorgeous creamy mouthfeel and sweetness that’s perfectly balanced. the bitterness is citrusy and not at all unpleasant unlike some other nw ipas that reek of old wood, glue, and microwaved grapefruit. finish is super aromatic, floral, full of peach pit and orange leaves along with a spicy resiny feel. fresh indeed!
Lizardking3 (99) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with thick head. Smells tinny and citrusy. Taste is very fruity as suggested. Insanely clean finish, low bitter.
BrewMstr (87) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into IPA glassware. Beautiful orange/copper color with white head. Aroma of fruit (grapefruit, orange) and mild hoppiness. Great fruit/hop taste as well, good refreshing summer IPA.