bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from valley beverage, Sherman oaks CA. Orange pour with medium clarity. Head disappeared relatively quickly, left a thin lace layer on top. Sharp aroma of lemon/ lime citrus blended with mild Swiss cheese. Light body, light carbonation. Nice blend between malt and hops, but is say this one is a few notches hoppier than being 50/50. Pine and grapefruit flavors dominate, this one is a little creamy too but not juicy. Finish is light, crisp and pine-y.
lightbias (157) - USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as much of a hop nose as I thought I would get from this brew, but surely a nice hoppy aroma coming from the glass. Poured from a bomber into a tulip, the hazy, light-gold liquid is capped with a dense, soft, and off-white foam. My senses tell me caramel apples until I take the first mouthful, and then a grapefruit/resin takes over the show. Bitter and deep, the mouth feel is actually a little too dry for my taste, but only by a hair. The head is spectacular, despite the 20 minute wait from pour to finish; still dense, thick and crawling up the glass in a thick wave...lacing to the top.
The taste is moderately bitter, and seems to block the flavor that should be there, considering that aroma. The Citra hops seem to be non-existent in the flavor profile and that’s just sad, because there is no fruit or floral bend at all. I’m a little disappointed in this and am wondering if maybe it’s just been treated badly. I’ll try it again.
GriffDaddy (74) - - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour, modest white head. Very forward aroma (go figure) of pine and grapefruit. Lots of citrusy, bitter hop flavors mixing around, perhaps a bit unbalanced as the malt definitely stays in the background. I love over the top IPA’s so this one is a winner but probably not everyone’s style.
Mora2000 (5855) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jester King Zwanze Day. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are full of great IPA notes. I get a lot of orange citrus as well as some pine. There is a good bit of bitterness to go with the big-time hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Everything goes together nicely in this excellent beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7086) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a clear gold body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up tangerine and clementine citrus hops that are very inviting and bordered thinly by a bit of sweet malts and faint spicy dankness. The taste comes across spicy and dank with onions as well as wedges of tangerine and clementine citrus hoppy goodness. This offers up easy drinking deliciousness with well balanced flavor and bitter hops. I could stand here in line and drink this until they kick me out.
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick white foam sits on a golden color body. Citrus and piney hop aroma leads into a moderate bitterness. Hop flavor is excellent and light malt fills in the palate. Quite good.
Bule (860) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a clear yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mild hop flavors and a little citrusy.
kevinsenn (1139) - 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.
Prufrockstar (1130) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at whole foods. Pours hazy gold with offwhite head, good lacing. Overwhelmingly sweet aroma: cotton candy, citrus, flowers and honey. Taste: moderately sweet with bitter finish. Lasting copper finish. Palate: medium+ body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: sweet candied citrus ipa. I suppose the name is appropriate, but doesn’t induce the type of coma they were intending.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh man...what a friggin delicious and aromatic hop showcase this is. Candied orange peel and grapefruit sweet. Piney. Floral. Shows a little alcohol at first but not as it warms. Really nice bittersweet finish. One of the better single iPas out there, and unfortunately priced like it."
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo, Vacaville
Pours clear golden with a big off-white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Flavors are tropical fruit, grains, bready, grapefruit, piney
Very nice IPA. Clean and crisp