writerljberg (394) - Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, consumed during a respite from crib training. Joyousness.
A: Copper penny color. Aggressive pour yields fluffy foam that falls into itself quite quickly. Lasts on the rim.
N: Very sweet. A cornucopia of pineapple and mango as well as biscuits and honey. Floral components. Lots of toffee, and there’s a heavy barley that shows up - like a mass produced lager. (Ironically.)
T: Sweet bitterness. More pineapple, mango, and toffee. Lots of ’vine’, but not much earth. The pine is more of the nut than the cone. Biting crystalized sugars. Everything is intertwined but no one component stands out.
M: Somewhat light for the style. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: I have fond memories of this beer because it’s the one that got me into IPAs. That said, it’s the bridge between the former light lager types and the heavier styles, for which it might be unfairly maligned, but to a mature palate, it starts to lack when compared with the menagerie of options out there. It’s a stalwart and good in a pinch, though.
badpuppy69 (141) - orange, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazed amber/light copper color with good thick head. Aroma is slight roasted caramel malts and some citrucy Sweet pine hop notes and a underlining chocolate note. Some lingering hop resin Noticable great malt backbone. Slight mango fruit note. Medium mouth feel. Very good!
rmg055 (1) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark amber with a head of about 2 inches and a nice thin lace.
A: Flowery with a subtle pine and citrus. The scent is really inviting.
T: A rich blend of pine, citrus (grapefruit), and bread with a hint of something sweet at the end.
M: Very full and silky followed by a nice crisp bite at the end. Feels like a good scotch and leaves you wanting more.
The is a solid beer by all standards. The hops really come through but are not overpowering, and this lacks the strong bitterness that turns some away from "hoppy" beers. It has really complex flavors and aroma, and the high ABV is not apparent in the taste, which makes this a great beer for sipping. I like serving in lightly chilled bottle,and drink slowly to really enjoy it’s depth.
TheNucleator (4) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red, gold colour. Full, rich pour with good head. Attractive malty nose. Citrus, strong tastes. Slightly astringent alcohol tones but a beer that is refreshingly assertive on the palette.
IceChipsSky11 (74) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very flowery and bitter aroma. Tastes of very different hops. Spicy but round and flowery.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange amber coloured brew. Decent head. Complex brew, grassy and citrussy. Some grass, sweet and sour fruits. Nice moderated and soft bitterness.
Maxbier (18) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep reddish gold color. Aroma: hop leaves, raisins,lemon & some yeast. The malty sweetness coats the mouth, very nice balance with the hoppy finish. Light carbonation. This is a tremendous beer.
SnakeTown (310) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort vit skum som fastnar på glaset! Massor med humle i doft och smak! Bra kolsyrad fast lite mycket alkohol i smaken! Dracks i New York!
Lightrider (221) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is a amber gold with a thick head. Aroma is straight sweet spring bitter grass. Taste is heavy malt and sweet hop. Finish is a wash of tastes and feels. This is a great ipa, one of the best.
Dapierce17 (42) - Pasco, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange copper with a finger of off white head. Aromas of grapefruit hop bitterness. Alcohol also present on the nose. Citrus hop flavors up front with alcohol lingering slightly. Finishes nicely balanced with malt notes.
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