AndyW68 (811) - 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 (5489) - 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 (4080) - 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 (9918) - 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 (561) - 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.
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Grains, piney hops and some slight malts. Clear copper with a thick head. Piney and resinous, with a bit of grains and bitterness. Decent balance with a touch of alcohol heat.
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour, not a huge nose, some caramel, citrus. Flavor is bready malt, caramel, dank, flowery, medium to low bitterness with a cutting piney finish.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - big, gelatinous, meringue like head. chunky almost. slightly soapy, piney aroma. deep burnt orange color. medium body flavor, a bit resiny but not that fresh hop flavor i’ve come to love. kinda tastes "typical" for an IPA these days - a bit run of the mill. not bad, but nothing really redeeming.