FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled April 2015
A steady pour into my IPA glass produces a two-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a copper-gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dense kumquat zest, huge floral tropical fruit notes, it has an edge of pepper, herbal, and green-hop spice to it as well that provides a small balancing note to the huge up-front fruit character.
Amply bitter, which awakens my palate, and couples well with a very light body that has enough viscosity to carry the hop character. Dry citrus-zest leaning flavors up front yield to floral, and then lingeringly fruity notes of guava, huge lychee, and kumquat zest. The bitterness starts from the first part of each sip, and lingers long in the palate, making me want to take another quenching sip of this beer. The malt character plays a purely supporting role here, but quite a critical one, as it doesn’t leave the beer so dry that the hop-fruitiness can’t really shine in the flavor.
This is a solid, eminently fresh, explosively hoppy IPA; there is nothing here that I don’t like, and this is hitting the spot, and supplying the much needed hop fix that I was feeling.
Savage_Night (306) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper orange with a large white head that slowly fades to a frothy cap. AROMA: pineapple, tangerines, malty, caramel, coriander, citrus, slight berries, orange, floral, herbal hops, herbs, skunky, grass bitterness, leaves, light spice and other tropical fruit. TASTE: pineapple, tangerines, malty, caramel, coriander, citrus, slight berries, orange, floral, herbal hop spice, herbs, skunky, grass bitterness, leaves, light spice and other tropical fruit. AFTER TASTE: coriander, citrus, malty and hop spice with a crisp tannin finish.
J_man (864) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catty, skunky and a little dirty sock hop aroma which is really unusual but excellent. Nice clear light/medium yellow with a foamy white head. Searing hop bitterness attacks immediately with catty and grassy flavors. There’s a good solid body to this and a mild malt backbone, but it’s nearly broken by the bitter hops. The balance is tilted towards the hops, but there is definitely good balance here. The bite is so strong, I would have guessed this was a DIPA, but it’s squarely in the IPA camp by the numbers. Finishes with bitterness coating the tongue and a light honeyed sweetness. Excellent IPA.
Gluepot (296) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear golden/amber colour with a solid white head. The noise features popping grapefruit rind with a touch of sweet malt. Juicy, truly bitter grapefruit hops lead the taste profile with sub-elements of lemon, orange zest and grass. A very tasty biscuity malt underpins the hops and a touch of spice and pepper add character. Medium/strong carbonation punches the whole thing up. Well done
Johnnyvelvet (19) - - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Toronado. Pours a clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is a citrus hoppiness. Flavor hits you with a bitter citrus with a wheaty/pastey/dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
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rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at the tasting room in San Diego. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice off white head. Hoppy pine aroma, mango, woody notes, citrus, grapefruit, cedar notes, hay, peach, some pine apples. Hoppy pine flavor, citrus, mango, passion fruit, woody, hay, spicy notes, peach, some orange zest. Great IPA!
robinvboyer (3764) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask days 2015, with mango.
Huge hops, tropical fruit, and floral hop cones. The mango adds a distinct mango sweetness. Medium bitterness fruity, hop juice finish.
blipp (7618) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity citric and pithy hop bitterness, some grassy notes, grapefruit, and mild malty sweetness, with moderate lingering hoppy bitterness. Good stuff.
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IPa with mango, on cask at Cask Days 2015. Mango moderately in the finish. Good drinkability. Orange unfiltered look.
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CaskDays. Pours cloudy straw with tons of head and some lacing. Nose is juicy. Flavours of grapefruit, cereal, some paper. Taste medium bitter light sweet. Full creamy body with lively carbonation.