drjay44 (3437) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a lasting off white head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, with an occasional floater, amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is citrus, melon, light toffee/caramel, hints of pineapple...taste is citrus, melon, light peach, green grapes, toffee/caramel, finishing with a medium, lingering bitter, pine tinged, bite....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation adds a pleasant belch. This is obviously an IPA with the complex hops back bone and the lingering medium bitterness. It is different from many an IPA in that the Nelson Sauvin adds a complex fruitiness in both aroma and flavor, but still has the lingering cleansing bitterness. This is an interesting, successful, hop experiment from an adventuresome brewery. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is grapefruit citrusy hops, peaches, cat box. Pours hazy orange with a thick orange-beige lacy head with great retention. Taste starts out lightly sweet with a touch of sour before quickly turning bitter and remaining that way through the long finish. Carbonation is average, texture is a tad watery. Solid.
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium fading head with no lacing. Amber. Nose is grapefruit pith and some orange zest. Bitter grapefruit hoppiness. Good, not great-needs some malt back, but this beer is about showcasing the single varietal hop and I think it does that well.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ventiís South. Solid India Pale Ale. Good hoppy citrus and pine balanced with medium sweetness. Bitter resiny finish that lingers. Tasty.
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy, light pine, and spicy hops, plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.
ben4321 (5780) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 4/10/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy, with a good amount of citrus and tropical fruit notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy caramel color with a nice sized white head and good lacing
Flavor: Tastes light-mid sweet and fairly heavy bitter, similar to the nose plus a nice pine presence too
Palate: The body is medium, it has a creamy feel, some smoothness, and a rather dry finish as well
I was fairly impressed by this one. It is a nice IPA with a good hoppy presence to it. Those who like their IPAs to have a nice citrus and tropical fruit presence should enjoy this one for sure. I know I did.
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Pale golden orange pour, thin off white head and bands of sticky lacing ... aroma of passion fruit, mango, (tropical fruits), piney and resiny .... taste of mango, passion fruit, tropical fruity hop profile ... nice fresh citrusy, piney bitter resiny hops with caramel malts and a bitter dry hop on the back end that flows into the finish ... mouthfeel is oily, resiny ... nicely done fresh fruity flavors abv hidden well could drink this all day
stout_skier (3) - - APR 6, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good look, lots of lace, copper color. Gray amount of head. Lots of citrus, tropical fruits and some pine. Flavor is much of the same with a solid malt backbone providing the sweetness to balance the hops. Michel itís a medium, with soft carbonation that gives the beer a nice feel. Very drinkable, a solid offering from elysian.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy amber, with an off white head. Smells of mango, grapefruit, citrus, and a hint of caramel. Taste is very simple, pretty smooth, with a medium bitter finish. Kind of watery mouthfeel, but very drinkable. Not bad.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper pour, beige head, some retention/little lace. Aroma of melon, citrus hops, caramel malt. Taste is quite bitter, melon/citrus hops, lightly catty, light toast, caramel malt. Palate is oily, average carbonation, bitter finish.