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.
vipinvelp (3024) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear darker yellow, lacing white foam head. Nice hoppy aroma and good bitter taste, good IPA. Citrus notes. (Cleveland 201510)
trapped (1520) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jsquire! Hazy bright orange with largish foamy off-white head, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, sweet start turning into a piney hops taste, long floral finish. Very flavorful and satisfying.
HoppityHop (187) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable and well balanced IPA with low carbonation. Definitely lives up to the hype. Flavorful hop presence without being over powering. Leaves a beautiful lacing in the glass, if you care about things like that? Good stuff!
BiddleBrau (1047) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Pittsburgh apt Symon bar. Gold with white lacing head. Citrus nose. Hop bite, nice balance with malt and dry astringent finish. Nice WC IPA.
tennisjoel (1244) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful aroma of pine, citrus, grass clippings. Appearance is amber gold with a minimal head. Palate is close to perfection. Really solid IPA. Iíve had this before but just havenít rated it.
tia (1343) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Pittsburgh South. Orangey golden with decent head and lacing. Nice and grapefruity with a little pine & peachiness.. Nice & bitter & dry.
bpar73 (754) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pint Room. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. A good amount of piney hops in the taste and aroma. Solidly bitter finish
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful, fluffy big head, with a vibrant yellow-amber color.
Smells irresistable lemony, very juicy, coated up by toffeeish, balancing malts. Citrus mingles together with dried orange peel outstandingly well, creating a crisp, lemon defined hoppy nose.
Has a medium carbonation with an extremely crisp and dry, refreshing mouthfeel.
Taste mirrors the nose, as it begins with toasty, biscuity malts, as well as bitter, luscious lemons hitting the palate in an uncompromising, fruity fashion. The beers intense lemony hop profile gets enhanced by a mineralic bubbly carbonation, revealing a grassy dryness. This dryness leads to the brews finish, in which the profound lemon character even gets enhanced by a prominent, bitter, lime infused dry note as well as slick sweeter malts, unleashing a very focused lemon fruitiness.
Easy drinking ipa with a great hoppiness to it, gently balanced by sweeter, flavorwise fitting malts, leaving the beers spotlight on the fruity hops flavors.
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was at the Portland, OR pub at the RBSG. Poured orange with a big white head. Nose of tropical fruit and citrus. Medium body and and a resinous mouth feel. Flavor is a blast of tropical fruit with lots of the citrus. Finish is very much tasty hops. Great beer. I loved this one.
SG111 (637) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mad Mex, Monroeville, Pa. Ordered alongside a brew dog Citra ipa. Server may have mixed up the drinks. Pours golden orange, creamy white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, tangerine, candied orange, fairly citrusy. Flavor is hop forward, orange, lemon, some mild caramel malt. Solid.