corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great IPA! Imperial flavors in a standard IPA... You can drink and enjoy the beautiful hop aromas and flavors without falling out of your chair when you're done.
kemoarps (14) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a little more pale than I would prefer, but still rich and opaque enough not to let me worry. Two fingers of pillowy white head dissipates to about a finger leaving flower pressings along the side of the glass promising greater things.
As soon as I pop the top it’s big juicy sweet citrus. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit, some jkucy cantaloupe and other tropical fruits... really enticing. Some earthen and... dark toast? malts lurking as we dig deeper?
After the promise of the nose, perhaps I got my hops too high. That’s not to say it’s not very good, but I was looking for something just popping with sweet tropical citrus’ bursting in my mouth, but instead the taste steps more towards the cool earthtones of blunt pine and pith. Less sticky sap, more flat needles.
Body is solid, malt doesn’t provide any distinct flavour profile of its own, but supports the grey bitter of the hops appropriately. Moderate carbonation feels appropriate and puts the pithy stark bitterness to the forefront by the end of the swallow. That pithiness blankets the tongue in the aftertaste, and the alcohol is hidden quite well.
I vacillated on this one a fair amount. After an overwhelmingly positive approach, it settles in to an above average but not as outstanding as I had hoped/expected middle, and upon reflection retains more of the former than the latter. Like a steady relationship, starts with a bang, settles into a routine that can seem monotonous and retread at times, but ultimately looked back upon fondly, appreciating the positive bent of that routine while remembering the highs and dismissing any lows.
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BC Liquor
Cloudy deep blond color. The aroma is hoppy, very citrusy, a bit resiny and musky. Very lean body and malt flavor, perfect showcase for the citrusy and resiny hopping, slightly pungent, and definitively lemony and citrusy in the final.
Exactly what you expect from a modern IPA.
Getbetter (853) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a tap at the brewery. The pour is a clear yellow with a minimum white head. The an oily pint ipa with a light sticky body.
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lasting frothy white foamy head atop a clear deep brownish gold body. Nose of pine cones. Flavour of pure Hi-C hops. Very tasty yet predictable. Purchased from Metro Liquors in Saanich, BC.
Lizardking3 (104) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light. Aroma is very fruity and piney. Taste is super juicy and fresh. This is just super drinkable. Full of hops, but not a bitter hop bomb.
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper color with a moderate off white head on there. Nice hoppy floral bits to the nose, and seems very light and fresh. Taste is moderately bitter and quite fresh, drinking almost like a Session IPA. Very much enjoy this.
douglas88 (6052) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours a clear quite nice orange color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose, oranges and tea. The flavor is lots of soft late boil hops, a bit of bitter orange peel, lemons. Very flavorful. The citra stands out. Solid.
Jhackmeister (13) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Medium orange color with a strong, bright white head and better than average lacing. The aroma is strong oranges and tangerines with a whiff of pine and vanilla. Slightly sweet crystal malt on the front of the palate with bright tropical fruit hops in the middle without being bitter. The finish is dry and clean. Mouthfeel is creamy without being too heavy. This is a strong west coast IPA but unique enough to stand out from the crowd. Overall, a nice change of pace from bitter hop bombs.
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-23-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance –The beer pours a light golden color with a huge and rocky white head. The head sits around for quite some time before fading to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – A sweet citrus fruit aroma of tangerine is heaviest in the nose. With it comes other citrus of a grapefruit hop as well as a little bit of hoppiness of a pine aroma. Some other light fruit aromas mingle with the citrus, with notes of apricot and peach present as well. All in all it is a sweeter and citrusy hopped smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth citrus and tropical fruit flavor upfront. The flavors of sweet tangerine, pineapple and mango mingle with hop of a grapefruit variety. As the flavor advances some other hop flavors of a pine nature begin coming to the tongue taking away from the sweet ever so slightly. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where a crisp and refreshing citrus hopped taste is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather nice for the blend of hop and fruit and make for a more refreshing and easy drinking brew.
Overall – A rather tasty IPA with a nice easy going style. It’s a good one for a summer evening while sitting, chatting and relaxing with friends.
Dapierce17 (104) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden in color with ample white head. Strong juicy citrus aroma with hints of orange and pineapple. Tropical fruit flavors come through with a nice balanced malt character. Excellent IPA.
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