BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Backlog from Oct 2012. Amber in the glass with a creamy off-white head that lasted and left good lace. Aroma of caramel and citrus. The flavor found grapefruit rind, floral, and caramel. Medium body, medium bitterness, and a floral aftertaste.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and their earthy resins meet lightly honeyed grain in this pleasant IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy dark blond.
-The hop aroma is a tad too muddled for the style.
-The earthy hop bitterness is lengthy.
-Mouthfeel is plump ; could be drier to let the hops express themselves more.
-This one was more citrusy than its brother, Category 4, so if that’s what you are looking for in an IPA, go for Cat 3.
On tap at the brewery.
glennmastrange (1884) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Moderate aromas all around with roasted for the malt, pine for the hops, soap for the yeast, and a hint of dried fruit. Head is small, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear medium amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. Overall a good drinking IPA, it just has a few rough edges.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours hazy honey colored orange with white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, light caramel malt. Flavors of grapefruit, mango, orange, and nice fresh hop punch. Enough malt to bring some balance. Pretty solid in my opinion.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery pours a light cloudy orange color, aromas of graefruit, orange, and some light caramel. Flavors are citrus hops, light bitter graefruit, and some caramel. Nice beer over all, would easily drink this again.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours hazy golden orange color with off white head. Citrus and malty aromas. Grapefruit and orange flavors with some sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Decent.
tanis38 (11) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the brewery. Mild IPA. Faint hop aroma. Mild hop flavor with a surprisingly bitter finish. Fresh, small batch beer flavor. Very pleasant and session able.
Stldsf1 (557) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color. Soft hops on nose but much more pronounced on first taste Turns nicely bitter on palate.
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julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the brewery, it’s a nice refreshing beer, that’s got a great hop and citrus punch without overpowering
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose mainly presents tropical and citrus fruit peels, but there are dank hops in here as well. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor offers good, tannic, citrus-rind bitterness. Finishes abrasive, bitter and dry.