rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Abundant carbonation allows a rocky head to be maintained nearly throughout the entire drink with tons of rocky lacing clinging to the glass.
Aroma just screams west coast IPA. Tons and tons of citrus from the hops and is very "in your face." Pineapple, mango, and tangerine along with a solid bready malt base. Really a mouthwatering aroma.
All of these wonderful characteristics continue over into the flavor. Tropical fruit immediately that just seems to spread across the mouth. There is a very juicy quality that I just love. Some light bread provides just enough malt to keep the hops balanced. High bitterness but not to the point of being overbearing or unpleasant. Mouthfeel is on the sticky and chalky side which I am not crazy about but it is a small price to pay.
Overall, an absolutely amazing IPA out of Ohio that rivals the best coming out of California. I am so happy I found this beer and plan on picking up many more before heading back to TN.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Funky Buddha Boca. Hazy amber, medium head. Fairly assertive, somewhat woody hop nose. Veers on dank. Lots of bitterness, but itís not super bright. Has a bit chewy character.
craven5000 (104) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heavy citrus/grapefruit aroma. Transparent bubbling golden body under a tall white head. Thin feel. Hits hard with grapefruit zest and that is about all there is to this one.
Cousin_Larry (592) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one near the end of World of Beer Fest, and it still wasnít very good. Too much hops and not enough pine or citrus.
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at fat head Portland pub. Pours out copper topped with a sand head. Nose is citrus pine hops caramel sweetness and lots of tropical fruit. Taste is amazing tropical fruit citrus pineapple mango caramel sweetness wow I love me some awsome ipa.
Prufrockstar (1460) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fat Head PDX. RBSG. Wtf am I doing order a whole glass? This is RBSG, gotta step up my game. Next stop, man, next stop. Clear amber pour, small ring of white head. Aroma: fresh and hoppy. Pine and citrus, caramel backing is fully featured, balanced, still finishes dry. I see why this has such a following -- itís full flavored, with medium+ body, smooth creamy texture. Assertively bitter but not at all harsh, framed against a lovely malt backdrop. Pretty darned tasty beer. Iím no longer disappointed that I ordered a full glass.
Lukasmh (494) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful clear golden with white head. Aroma is so hoppy and resinous! Underneath there is a great malty body. Grapefruit, citrus, sligt grass and mandarin tang. Taste hits you as a APA with great malt profile and smote mouthfeel, then it turns super bitter and hoppy! Loads of citrus and long really bitter resinous finish. Smooth yet dry body. Some orange in there as well as grapefruit.
cobaink2 (174) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color. Tastes of hoppy goodness with grapefruit, orange and som every dank hops. Itís leans towards the double IPA style with the complex hops in this. Really drinkable.
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the T-Bois cheers Colin; hazy amber pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has tangerine and a hint of pine, taste has zesty orange, mango, some nice pine, hint of caramel, some spice, spot on IBUs in the finish.
FITIPA (1) - Deerfield Beach, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at whole foods, Pours a crisp bright citrus color. Nice white finger of head. The nose pops with Grate fruit, orange, pine, plenty of hope. The taste is classic IPA bold, bright, crisp, very west coast feel.
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been wanting to try this one for years. Glad it finally found its way my way. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some very nice tropical fruit notes as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. There is a great bit of pineapple and resin, as well as some biscuit. Medium bitterness. Everything about this IPA goes perfectly, making it an exceptional drinker. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.