Lothore (595) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a deep transparent orange color with a nice, thick, chewy, off white head.
S- Smell is dominated by citrus and grapefruity hops with some sweet caramel malt in the background.
T- Nice and bready, substantive with citrus notes all the way through. A very bitter grapefruit finish stays on the tongue long after the brew is gone.
M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation.
D- This was an excellent IPA. I went in this expecting to be disappointed because of it’s high rating (which I thought it couldn’t live up to) but I was certainly wrong. If this was available around here it would be my go to.
miyauchi38 (744) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
portia99 (2) - Norton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a growler into a standard pint glass
Growler opened with a satisfying burst of carbonation.
Pours a beautiful copper color with a thin 1/2" white head. Crystal clear with appropriate level of carbonation. Good balance of earthy hops and sweet malt in the aroma. Nothing overpowering - just a really nice balance. I expected this to be a little more hop forward, but this wasn’t at all disappointing. Flavor has a good amount of bitterness, and a nice balance of fruity malt. When first poured, I detected a slight bubble gum flavor that was interesting and not unappealing. As the beer warmed in the glass a little, this disappeared. Solid body, maybe slightly on the thin side, but appropriate for an IPA. Extremely drinkable. I could have these all night long. Nothing is overpowering here - alcohol is detectable, but restrained. Malt and hops in perfect balance. Balance is the key word for this beer. Not a hop monster of an ipa, just a really solid, malty, hoppy ipa that is worthy of the hype.
jackl (5806) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Town Hall. Amber with a tight white head. Pine cone, tangerine. Summery fruits. Some biscuit. Taste is pretty bitter. Plenty of pine, PNW hopppiness. Lemon zest. Dirt covered Pear. Biscuity malt. Medium body, a touch oily. Fun.
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to Eric. Pours a dark copper with small frothy off white head. The aroma is floral and pine. Medium mouth, sweet malt, nice hop bite, very good.
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma of piney hops, citrusy, grapefruity and caramel malts .... Taste is of piney hops, grapefruits, rindy, orange with a nice caramel malt backbone and a bitter ibu punch of hops.... Finish is dry and bitter with a lingering piney rindy hop bite ..... Mouthfeel is a little slick .... Solid above average IPA
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brewery. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Orange peel, candied fruits, grapefruits, some bread, light grass, and lemon peel in the aroma. Taste is grapefruit peel, sweet malty, candied grapefruit, some bread, grass, and weed with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty stuff.
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at brewery. Minneapolis.
Pours transparent copper in color. Small head with decent lacing.
Aroma is spicy and hoppy. Resin. Biscuity.
Taste is medium bitter.
Palate is medium body. Medium finish. Pretty decent.
50belair (2956) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Amber pour with a big off white head. Herbal/floral hop aromas. Herbal almost medicinal hop notes dominate. It has that eucalyptus/woody characteristic that for me is off putting. A bit unbalanced with an underwhelming malt backbone. Average mouthfeel.
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewery/Brewpub -- My second favorite of the flight. Very solid offering, but nothing spectacular. Balanced between early bittering hops and later aroma/flavor hops.
edgallow (2848) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, floral, herbs and citrus. Taste is malts, grains and citrus.