PhillyCraft (3228) - 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 (1240) - 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 (3288) - 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 (1351) - 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 (3432) - 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.
Ron (2532) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Tap and Mallet. Copper in color, with a thin white head. Floral and fruity hops aroma and flavor. The malt body was strong with a grapefruit like flavor. Nice IPA.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Very floral and citrus hop nose with a surprising malt backbone. Clear deep copper coloured body is topped by a generous and lasting white head that coats the glass with lacing. Nice caramel and toasted malt backbone supports citrus and floral hop flavours. Moderate bitterness keeps the sweetness in check but isn’t overly strong. Medium body with decent SPF bubbled carbonation. Lovely palate. Enjoyed on tap at Alibi Room. Not re-rating, but in the bottle I didn’t enjoy this nearly as much. It seemed a bit thin and one-dimensional. I would have rated the bottled version (from Liberty - Commercial in June 2012) as much as a full point lower.
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear copper with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Seems guava to me. Near full bodied. Lots of floral and fruit. Not exactly guava but close. Also grapefruit rind. There’s some light caramel for backbone. It’s marvelously hoppy and bitter.
Camons (5971) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver, Pours golden with a offrwhite head. Aroma of malt, grassy, floral hops, pine, grapefruit. Taste is malt, huge grassy, floral and citrusly hops, some grape or winelike notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice and very easy drinking IPA. 100312
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy pine hops with a bit of dankness and backing grapefruit and sweet bread. Flavor begins with grapefruit and pine that has a growing resinous note and a hint of a grain backbone.