mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. This one was not as big and bold as I expected it to be however it was still very good. Shimmery hazy golden amber colour with a softish sand coloured head. Big full in your face hop aroma gets the senses going. Long lasting aftertaste is almost medicinal and vinegary tart. For value for money I believe that Epicís Armeggedon IPA is better value. This still hits the spot though and it is quite a good beer.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful drinking IPA. Nothing special looking, a little head on yellow coloured body. More wood than hop aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, great drinkability. The hoppiness was there, it was terrifically well rounded. Bottle from Premiere Gourmet, thanks for picking up Jon.
Chuckaduck (490) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold-green with a fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy, citrus, fruit, sweet, bread. Taste is slightly sour, mild, citrus, pine, orange zest. Not at all what I was expecting. Medium carbonation; nice mouth feel.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Oak, citrus, vanilla, caramel, and fruity grape/white wine notes to the aroma and taste. Nice creamy palate. Really damn good!
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Purs slightly orange tinged gold with an off-white head. Aromas of floral and oak. And tropical fruit. Med + body. Flavor is fruity, oaky and mildly astringent. Refined.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours dark golden with a thin off-white head and a musty oak aroma. There is a slightly astringent citrus flavor over a heavy caramel malt background with a hint of tropical fruit. There is a sharply bitter finish. Quite complex for an IPA.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strange flavor here. I doubt this is fresh. Get an annoying tangy flavor, with maybe some unpleasant herbalness.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale orange color with off white head. Citrus and lemon aromas with some oak. Lemon and oak flavors with some crystal malt. Medium body with average carbonation. The oak and lemony hops work well together. A nice beer to try but too expensive to have again.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a best before date of August 2nd, 2012. Pours with a clear, lighter golden hued body and a just barely off-white head. Good lace and retention. Aromas are fruity, hoppy, grapefruit, citrus zest, tangerine, lots of saw dust, spicy oak and vanilla. The citrus and oak come together with a slight metallic twang. Christmas tree. Light caramel malt. Flavors are green, oaky, spicy, citrusy. Some nice bready malt, vanillin and sawdust. Some under ripe orange. A bit metallic towards the finish.
Lively bubbles, lightly tannic, dry.
wlajwl (2905) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is a mix of dry pine and a fruity/mustiness. The flavor is heavy on the grapefruit, very much like grapefruit juice along with a deep hoppiness and bitterness into the finish. Most of the times when IPAs have a grapefruit flavor to it, its more of a hint but this was more direct, a pretty good IPA overall.