S_Side_Smitty (207) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with an extremely thick head. Aroma initially is a beautiful sweet pine scent, but is that a little chocolate malt or carob in the background? Taste is off the charts good! First comes the resinous pine and caramel followed by those chocolate-like malts. This is one of the best IPAís Iíve had and very well balanced.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at 60 F degrees.
A - An amber red body with with a 2 finger moundy eggshell head that sinks around the edges and holds a cylinder crest in the middle. The head is beautiful and has deeply sunken trenches all through it. Excellent retention. Very nice patterns of lacing. Thick mounds rest on the edges of the glass.
S - Aromas of earthy hops, green and sultry. Lemony zest, grapefruit resides in the background. Iím having a hard time picking out aromas. Kind of weak on the nose.
T - Herbal pine floods the senses immediately. Peppery notes from the hops. A caramel cracker malts stands and backs the leafy green hop. Toasted grains. Some bright strawberries, and raspberry show full strength toward the middle and almost takes over all flavors for a brief moment and then start to die as the pine juices slowly flood the palate towards the end. Mango and melon round off the the malt. Bits of tannins on the finish. Very refreshing finish.
M - Medium body, well carbonated. A full lushy feeling.
This is a great IPA but too expensive for what is. I respect fact that itís homegrown barley and hops and the fact that itís organic. All in all its a very refreshing and fresh IPA. But Itís not worth $10 for a bomber.
Serving type: bottle
UncleKorm (254) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Waxed topped bomber bottle poured a clear orange hue w/ a fair head. Big malt an hop aromas. Taste is a crisp grapefruit citrus. Nice balance gives the bitterness some backbone and makes this very drinkable.
beerandbeyond (452) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pint from the tap.
Clear deep amber-copper with red hues and a nice white lacy head.
Piney hop nose, fresh and floral, with nutty malts and mellow tropical fruits.
Full hop flavor, sweet caramel malt, roasted nuts and medium bitterness.
Medium bodied, super balanced and highly drinkable.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax topped bomber. Deep golden with some fine particulate. Huge off white head. Heavy hops with a sweet aroma. Hops, pit fruits and honey. Medium body and smooth.
DocJitsu (306) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is actually the Estate Homegrown Wet Hop APA, NOT the Harvest Ale. But, RB thinks the Estate is only an alias for Harvest. This is not the case. I attempted to add the Estate Wet Hop, but the website wouldnít allow me to select a brewer in order to complete the submission.
Pours a clear, bright copper with a tall foamy cream colored head. Excellent root beer float-like head retention. Ample rich lacing around the glass. Mild bouquet of grass and citrus. It has a slick, moistening mouthfeel. The beer has a perfect balance of grain and hops that yields mild, yet fresh and pleasant alternating flavors of sweet citrus to tart grapefruit. I absolutely love this beer. The style is in my wheel house, but Iíd imagine anyone could find the specialness in this one. Superb IPA that drinks like an APA.
dabeanman808 (12) - - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow finally a beer I really like. But it. If you don't like its got the best blend. Fuck you.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fatehunter (750) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost three fingers of head on a hazy deep amber colored body. Beautiful.
The aroma is faint with some lemon and honey.
A bold taste: lemon and grapefruit bitterness all over the place with some malt sweetness in the background... way in the back. The bitter finish is long lasting too.
A crisp texture with moderate carbonation.
A wonderfully bold IPA, could use some work in the aroma area though.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Cloudy amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of earth, moss, malt, and leaves. Taste is of spicy hops, light grass and caramel.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml->SA. Pours bright copper with frothy white head, tons of lace. Aroma: wet citrusy hops sweet undertones. Taste: tart resin andhops. Just ok.
jibby (12) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle 2012 (no specific date). Amber color. Frothy head. Fresh hop aroma, with grapefruit, caramel, bread. Medium-full bodied. Great balance of earthy hops and caramel hops. Extremely drinkable. One of the best IPAís Iíve tried.