kevinsenn (1893) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of peach, resin, and pine. Nice aroma, but not coma-inducing. Bitter-all-way-through taste with pine and citrus. Dry bitter finish. Feels like some sweetness is missing to balance it out. Medium slightly thin body.
AirForceHops (5860) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ the source. Smells like citrus peel, grapefruit, mango then floral hops.
Flavor is lightly juicy with the citrus. Notes of honey and grain through the center. The finish displays the floral hops just like the aroma. Dry texture with a medium body. Carbonation give a light tingle. Overall pretty nice.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Nose is somewhat weak but has nice bits of tropical fruitiness and a hint of citrus. Flavors are more pronounced, particularly a solid note of maybe papaya or dried mango. Tasty stuff though not earthshattering.
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pink gold, slightly hazy, 2 finger white head. Aroma is very fresh and vibrant... mango, pineapple, pine. Taste is similar to aroma, the bitterness is always there but very smooth. Finishes dry and sharp carbonation. Mouthfeel is just right.
ineedbeer (1663) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle dated 07/25/2014; bottle dates are such a great thing on IPAs.
Aroma is a hop bomb with lots of citrus notes, especially grapefruit, orange and tangerine but also hints of lime. Moderate pine resin notes with medium light notes of stone fruit and tropical fruit. Light cracker malt note with a hint of caramel.
Pours a slightly hazy, golden color with a big, thick, fluffy white head that shows great retention. Moderately high lacing with small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a nice grainy, cracker note but also some light rye spice and hints of caramel. Moderate hop notes similar to the aroma but with more stone fruit and a bit less pine resin. Medium strong bitterness. A hint of alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a slight stickiness, though the hops help dry out the finish. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very nice, fresh IPA from Drake’s. I personally wouldn’t mind if it were drier with a bit thinner body, but I may be in the minority there. Lots of nice hop flavors though I suppose I would prefer a bit less pine in the aroma.
Ataraxia (472) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with a moderate, frothy white head. Subdued aroma of citrus, pine, caramel malt, and subtle floral notes. A bit too malty for an IPA, very light sweetness, followed by resin bitterness. The right amount of carb, heavier in body than expected, and ends with a long bitter finish.
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Orange colour. Floral, grapefruit, pine flavour and aroma. A balanced ipa
TheBeerGod (5919) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Braudog. Thanks Matt! Amber pour with a medium, frothy white head. Aroma is very floral and citrusy with hops resins, light caramel and malt notes. Taste is big citrus, floral hops, pine notes, hop resins, caramel notes, toasted malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more floral hops, pine, big citrus, tropical fruit notes, toasted malt and light caramel.
SlovakSniper (4815) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.75%. 06/26. Dorée est la robe. Blanche, résistante et accrochée est la tête mousseuse. Conifères, agrumes, résine et touche caramélisée constituent l’essentiel des arômes. Transpirations américaines et fraîcheurs houblonnées animent mes papilles. Huileux est son corps et ample est sa mouvance. Pamplemousses et herbes comme ultime point final.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
San Diego Summer Trip 2014 - Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super IPA flavor and finish.