jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small head. Slightly sweet with citrus/fruity hop aromas. Great fruity/citrus hop flavor with a hint of pine. A light caramel malt backbone and a hint of yeast. Very nice fruity but bitter finish.
manuchampions (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with lasting pillowy tan head. Aroma is bright Sauvin hops, loads of citrus. Taste is puckeringly bitter and delicious but there’s little malt backing to speak of. Finish is tongue tingling hops, some grapefruit pith. Overall very good but I wish there was more balance to it.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Big and bangin nelson sav hoppy fruity aroma with a good deal of citrus and lighter yeasty notes. Unfortunately the flavor comes across just a touch too harsh, and even a bit cat pissy, but still has a good dose of fruity hops and spicy yeast. Pretty good.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Rather ordinary looking IPA. Wonderful floral aroma, with some forest-y tunes. Full bodied, well balanced the brewer allowed the malt its song. Lingering hop finish.
pinkzambia (1389) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Clear copper color with a small white head and sticky lacing all about. Mellow floral aroma and pine. Strong bitter aftertaste of extreme grapefruit rind. Pretty solid IPA
PhillyCraft (2763) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Pat, poured a lowly carb’d orange color with soapy white head and random medium lacing. Aromas are the cheesiest, buttery nelson hops you can find. Kind of like a plate of cheez-its with butterscotch on top. Cool. Bitter on tongue. Very good ipa. Maybe a little too sweet.
patrickfannon (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Split with and courtesy of Vinnie. Pours a clear reddish orange with specks of hop sediment suspended throughout and a fat, foamy, sudsy off-white head. The aroma is so, so cheesy, oniony, and grassy with a bunch of melon, passionfruit, and ripe orange. The flavor is very odd, but good: soft notes of cheddar cheese up front with a bunch of onion, soft hop resin, and some subtly bitter orange flavors as it finishes. The palate is so, so, so smooth and soft and the carbonation is present enough to allow the beer to stand on its own two legs, but minimal enough that the beer nearly evaporates on one’s tongue. Really cool, different IPA.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
really dank marshmallow and orange candy nose, heavy syrup and sugar. Peanut through the front, mod is orange candy, light gum and wet wood in finish. Palate is soft, oily, flat.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Bottle from somewhere in NC. looks recemnt. deep honey color, with nice head modest Hops aroma, taste is OK but jst a tad thin, citrus notes, but not really west coast floral, some caramel and a bit high carbonation
August 2012 Another bottle from Whole foods. Much more robust and hoppy.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great amber-orange hue with a nice head and lingering lace. Green and earthy nose. Bold yet clean bitterness from start to finish. Grassy, leafy and floral. Also notes of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine), but they’re not as pronounced as they are in an IPA made with PNW hops (especially the "C" hops). Possibly even some mint. Mild malt flavors with elements of bread and crackers, with a very mild sweetness.