kdm1984 (807) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Pretty sizable, fluffy head with a ton of lacing. Orange-gold. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple, along with a floral bouquet. Taste is all of the aforementioned along with a great malt backbone and hoppy finish. Ridiculously smooth and easy to drink. This is simply extraordinary - love these beers that have been living up to the hype. Move over, Founders Centennial (despite its greater availability) - this is the best-balanced IPA I’ve ever had, although Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is technically a little tastier.
VinegarStroke (340) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: very light haze, straw to copper, medium head and good lace. The nose is a good balance of hop and malt. Slightly funky piney edge. Maybe a hint of reduction or slow fermentation. Dry, not sour and moderately high bitterness. Lovely rich malty flavor. Some caramel and tropicals.
I’m not really into the pine profile which is a slightly unpleasant distraction for me. Everything else is great.
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Black Swan, post CBC - fuzzy golden copper coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of tropical and citrus fruits, some caramel sweetness, tangerine, pineapple, big pine needles, hoppy bitter finish. Lovely stuff.
mrhopsbeertalk (202) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit more middle of the road than I was expecting. The aroma is light and floral with subtle hints of citrus. The flavor is similar with a bit of cereal. The mouthfeel and body are rather light. The finish is very crisp and reasonably bitter.
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
LET ME TELL YOU. STICK TO PLINY (ITS THE BEST BEERS IN THE EARTH!!!!!) MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE MOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS (200++ IBU) MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells of intense citrus and pine. Medium carbonation and semi-foamy. Taste is heavy on hops and flowers and grass. Medium length aftertaste of bitter hops and floral herbs. A bit of alcohol warmth.
zoltan95 (4) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good India Pale Ale, Aroma fruity and hoppy with a nice golden amber coloring. taste was a nice initial sweet taste with a slightly bitter after taste.
bigda83 (420) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a clear gold with small sudsy white head. Aromas of floral, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and pine. Flavor had grapefruit, floral, mango, pineapple, and pine. Medium body, fairy thin texture, good carbonation, and a medium bitterness to finish. Very nice.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden brown from the bomber with fluffy off-white head. Aroma of big resinous piney hops with nice caramel and biscuit malt behind. Taste follows, definitely hop forward but nice balance. Soft carbonation, medium body, no booze, great IPA.
spokeydonkey (37) - somerville, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a nice white head that leave lacing down the glass. clear with moderate carbonation. Aroma is dominated by citrus: orange and grapefruit. At a sip, it starts off sweet with definite grapefruit zest. Transitions into a very thick pine resin for a lingering finish. A solid malt sweetness, but it is definitely just enough to balance the aggressive hopping.
Overall a very good ipa with just enough malt to keep it exceptionally drinkable.
dhatton (176) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a bright copper body, frothy white head that leaves excellent lacing. Big aromas of grapefruit and tangerine with subtle scents of pine. Malt flavors up front with fresh tropical citrus fruit tastes. Some herbal and resinous notes come through as well. Medium body with somewhat sticky feel. Slightly dry bitter finish. Very nice IPA overall.