LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A so so beer. Aroma was all Nelson Sauvin. The passion fruit/mango aroma gives it away. Not much else going on. Pour was a cloudy orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was alright. The NS hops make for a different IPA flavor than I like. That melon flavor (passion fruit/mango/cantaloupe) hits you up front. It doesn’t get sweet but feels a little thick in the mouth feel. No other flavors come out. The bitterness of the hops kick in in the aftertaste. Earthy hops and dull citrus flavors come out. Finish is very quick and not many flavors linger. Nice carbonation.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Unfortunately, my nose is a little stuffed, so I won’t be able to give my best effort....but I couldn’t wait to try it. Pours a lovely dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma: Grapefruit and a sweet smell. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with sweet malt.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice white head, sorta rocky and fluffly all at once.Lasting with good lace. Hazy copper hued brew. Nose is spicey with notes of light citrus, little grainy also. Body is medium, lightly oily and resiny, gentle carbonation. Laid back hop flavors of citrus and pine along with some earthen notes, dry toasty malts. Finish is fairly dry, lightly fruity with a tame bitterness. Bomber from statelineliquors.
agl108 (712) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 22oz. bomber. Poured hazy amber with chunks of floaties. Sweet malts balanced well with notes of pine and citrus. Slightly spicy, funky finish. Medium bodied. The Nelson Sauvin hops seem a bit Tomahawk-esque.
Yummins (1) - Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is absolutely fantastic! I’m bummed it will only be available for a limited time. The big hoppy passionfruit aroma and flavor is well balanced with a substantial malt profile. Hoppy AND balanced is the way forward if you ask me. Elysian did a killer job with this one hop Nelson Sauvin wonder
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mahaffey’s. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, resin, floral and citrus hops with biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2964) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with average, creamy white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is earthy and floral hops, caramel, bread malt, light spice, and pine. Flavor is light sweet malt, heavy hops, and light fruit esters; dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky amber brown color, thin white head, delicate lacing. Beautiful aroma of intense pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is tangy orange, lemon, juicyfruit gum. Delicious.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, white grapes, grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, white grapes and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent IPA. The nose comes in layers of stone and citrus fruit. Rich, yet refreshing and fruity palate of apricot and orange peel. Balanced hop finish. Great beer.