crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a deep amber with a foamy off-white head.
The smell has a good bit of toasted grain, a nice change of pace in an IPA. It melds with some mangotomatomeloney scents.
The flavor is nicely hoppy. Tropical goodness. Some resiny pine and citrus rind on the back end. The malt isn’t too sweet and provides some backbone.
This beer tastes freaking amazing, good one.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Pours a bright copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a fresh resiny hop nose with some light caramel malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and lightly toasted pale malty sweetness with a piny grassy hop flavor and herbal bitterness before a drier, bittersweet finish. Pretty smooth and flavorful.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Parkway Tavern, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of resinous hops and pine, caramel malt and some herbally / pot-like notes. Flavour of weed-like hops, herbal hops and sufficient toasted malt to back. A bit too weed-like, but still well-made. Good.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy orange amber, lively off white head. Juicy hop profile, sweet tropical fruit with resinous notes. Bright and tasty, moderately bitter. Really good.
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
DrSilverworm (6941) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks to parents. Poured in snifter. Interesting hop flavor - resin, tropical fruit, orange, pineapple. Seemingly big malt present, but it works well with the hops. and is less caramelish than usual - maybe bready, some pepperiness. Some grapefruit in the aftertaste. Super smooth carbonation. More dry texture. Very easy to drink, great to wash a sandwich down with. Medium body, totally hazy amber color. Off-white khaki head that leaves great lace all around. Great bigger bitter taste, little sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable, interesting, and sessionable single-hop IPA. My first showcase of the NZ Nelson Sauvin. Love getting educated.
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe this is now called Savant IPA...pour is hazy orange with white head, aroma brought big notes of white fruits, pine, grass, some grapefruit, bitter orange peel, some slight caramel, toffee, slight earth, spice notes. Taste is a mix of lots of bitter orange, grapefruit, some slight pine, grass notes, hints of earth, grain, spice into some caramel, just slightly getting off the bitter notes, finishing bitter. Wish I got more of the Nelson hops, but its very tasty, good mouthfeel.
blipp (6326) - 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.
Camons (6305) - 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
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Amberish, fairly hazy, fine sediment floats about, large pillowy off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft pithy nose, some citrus, a bit of resin.   Fairly good example of an IPA.   Not overly bitter, soft
malt base.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering resin and pith, but its not over the top.   Seems pretty refreshing and somewhat bright.   Pith, citrus peel, and soft resin lingers.   Fairly tasty!