queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Caramel malt, citrus-piney and soapy hops aroma. Clear brassy gold with a huge off-white head. Grainy caramel malt and piney-herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Citizen Burger, Cíville. The pourís light amber with a small head. The nose is caramel, pine cone. Coniferous forest. Resin. the taste is strong bitter pine. Notes of marmalade, more caramel. Quite woody and dry on the finish. Mildly astringent, bitter. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a solid effort. Quite good.
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fuel DC. Orange bold body with medium head. Nose is hoppy and citrus. Tate is clean hops, citrus, oranges, caramel. Nice crisp and prickly texture. Hammy notes. Well done.
callmemickey (2696) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden-yellow body, medium sized off-white head, spotty lacing. Perfumey citrus, assorted grainy malts, medium bodied, slightly sweet in the finish, mellow bitterness.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a crystal-clear golden color. This produces lots of head, about three fingers high, and shaded barely off-white. It fades to about one finger in a short time, featuring a decently frothy texture. Nice sheets of lacing are left behind.
S: I note a lot of Simcoe hops, providing mango, melon, pine, and catty notes. Biscuity malt comes out the more it warms up. A good aroma, not an amazing one.
T: This opens with slight mango and melon notes. Touches of biscuity malt fills out the middle, before it finishes with a moderate hop bitterness, both piny and herbal. The back end in particular offers a strange grassy bitterness to it; this quality is probably why I donít like this more.
M: Good crispness, but a bit heavy in texture. This would be quite drinkable if the herbal finish didnít rub me the wrong way. Carbonation is non-intrusive.
O: While Iím thankful to see a relatively local IPA hit the market, it just canít compete with the heavy hitters in the style. Thereís too much weird bitterness for me to love this. Not horrible, but I wouldnít seek out again.
RABinCO (1238) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huh, canít believe I havenít rated this one yet. Oh well. Pours gold with a big fluffy white head, heavy lacing. Big, grassy hops aroma. Nice, assertive bitterness that isnít overwhelming. Well-balanced sticky and dry finish. Great, solid west coast style from the mountains in the east!
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought up to NH by my brother thanks! Drank out of the bottle. Smell is malty with a bit of grapefruit. Taste pretty much follows, but the hop bitterness is intense. A bit of resin and pine finishes it off. Dry finish. Solid IPA.
Dr_Fellini (394) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear golden-orange color with a thin off-white head. Mild lacing. Aroma is a pungent lemon-lime hoppiness that slightly stings the nostrils. Flavor is quite bitter, with a slight citrusy feel. Palate is light to medium with a lasting bitter finish. Tasty, but not my favorite IPA by any means.
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color and quick white head. Grapefruit citrus bitter flavor. Pine aroma. Good body and balance.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a light orange color with a white head. Aroma was citrusy and grassy hops with light caramel in the background. Flavor was similar, a bit more malty than I was expecting from the aroma. OK.