Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For having "100% Columbus hops" it’s impressive that so many hop notes come out in this brew. A bit of earthiness, spice, and slight piney and citrusy nose. Nice dry finish. Overall and enjoyable 2XIPA.
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral aroma is quite engaging. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with some floral undertones and some lightly sweet caramel malt notes. Pine notes are also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A bit too sweet for my taste but still extremely enjoyable.
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#4615, bottle. copper gold pour. sweet tea, orange, caramel maltiness. medium bitterness. not boozing but has some oomph to it. medium mouthfeel. decent but a tad too sweet
AndyW68 (1030) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange gold pour with a light white head. Aroma is sweet artificial pine. Taste is citrus and pine hippy. Mild bite at end. This would have rated much better just a few years ago, but competition is getting better.
Braudog (5581) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. More or less the standard pour -- golden, amber with a super firm, pillowy top of white foam. There’s little aroma, just a hint of pine. The beer drinks with a decided astringency, finishing with a super dry earthy, sap-based acidity. Sticks with you for a while. (#5205, 8/21/2013)
JohnnyJ (4253) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bomber. Orange pour, with a white head. Caramel malt, light citrus, light piney hops, bread, and cardboard. Not a very good IIPA, the bottle might be old.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazed light orange pour with a white head. Smells like old, stale hops. Fish food, cardboard, orange peel, and some body odor. Sweet caramel malt, too. The flavor is a bit better; more citrus forward. Some pine, caramel, and a bit of bitterness. Still somewhat off/oxidized/stale.
Placker (4) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Total Wine Jacksonville. Fruity kind of citrus aroma. Poured a cloudy golden amber. A nice thick fluffy head caught me by surprise as it erupted from the from the glass. Malty bready flavor with some notes of lemon. The pine is there in the finish.
Dodgrblu (588) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, explosive on opening (bacterial?), sour aroma and flavor.
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savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Diamond Knot. Clearish amber with a beige head. Aroma is full of hops, citrus, pine, floral and grass with a light malt scent. Flavor is firmly bitter throughout with the malt just there for balance. Medium body with a dry, bitter finish. Very nice IPA, super fresh, hoppy and dry.