BlowOffTube (398) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Alexsdad. Pours golden orange with thin white head. Grapefruit and spruce aroma. Orange and grapefruit taste with light to medium malt body. Nice bittering finish and leaves you wanting more.
HonusWagner (1231) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great, great west coast IPA. Nose is bursting with citrus and resin and slight hints of tropical fruits. Flavors follow, bits of lime and grapefruit and hints of mango, nice solid bitterness to keep the beer from being sweet. Just amazing stuff.
boisebeerguy (64) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden color with thin head. More buttering hops than aroma but very good.
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine, tropical fruit, slight spice from hops, burnt orange in color, lingering bitterness, decent.
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a transparent somewhat golden/orange and slightly yellow colored body with a spectacular looking one finger white foamy head that once it starts dieing. The lacing is just so thick and clingy, nice show.
The smell has bitter hoppiness up front, primarily a nice combination of a citrus/pine-like substance of sorts, slightly spiciness of sorts plays nicely in the background.
The taste has a nice combination of a bittersweetness that plays very nicely with the spicy flavoring coming from the aroma, dry piney aftertaste and finish.
The palate has a nice light to medium body, and is fairly sessionable. Carbonation is great for an AIPA as a more than adequate sharpness invades my tongue and mouth.
Overall, I can see why so many people really like this one and if I could get it on a daily basis, Iím pretty sure I would too.
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my dad in NE Ohio. Thanks! Poured into snifter at home. Copper color with thick white head and great spiral lacing. Aroma of pine, resin, hay, grass and citrus. The taste was similar but very well balanced out with the malts. Fairly light but packed full of flavors. Well carbed, nice finish with bitter finale. Awesome IPA.
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. Pour is light copper with a medium-sized white head. Aroma/flavor of peach, grapefruit, pine resin, and apricot. Finish is bitter and sweet, no alcohol present.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Copper pour with slight haze and a white slick of foam. Smells really good with resinous pine, floral hops, citrus, and complimentary bitterness over a smidge of malt sweetness. Malt backbone is somewhat bready and nicely shows of the pine and bitterness in the taste. Pretty clean mouthfeel. Definite lingering bitterness and some malt sweetness as it warms but the whole package is A-grade IPA. Really good.
John25 (204) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours orange/gold with amber hues and tons of lacing. The aroma is grapefruit and pineapple. The taste adds some pine and lots of bitterness on the finish. Alcohol shows up to contribute to the perfect bite. Sticky resins linger on the palate. Medium carb. Awesome!!
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budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange pour, typical ipa appearance. Smells like citrus mixed with wild flowers and just a touch of pine resin. Taste is bitter floral notes, tart fruit, and dry malt. Finishes quite dry.