mathieuc (2952) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Meh, for some reason Ratebeer lost my rating and I need to enter it again.
Bottle thanks to Tom, thanks a lot! Let me sum it up (I donít want to enter the full length review again for now): this isnít too balanced and borders on being harsh. Head doesnít stay or leave any lacing. I donít like the hop schedule (aroma and bitter) that much. Seems a bit weak to me for a medal winner. Also, please start putting some best before information on your bottles.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a amber/orange with white head. Nose is chalked full of beautiful citrus (orange/grapefruit). Good bit in the end. Top notch IPA.
Dal9000 (436) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, the hops hit you at the first touch on the tongue. Even as the bottle comes close you can taste and smell the hops. And the taste lingers for least two minutes after swallowing. If you like IPAs, this one is perfect. To paraphrase HHGG, "take a brick and wrap it in hops and hit yourself in the head"...
---Rated via Beer Buddy
CpyNPrnT (584) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is an IPA. The bitterness, herbal taste that one would expect. No fruit, just straight in your face IPA.
rondphoto (3547) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a generous foamy head and curtains of lace. This is heaven for hopheads - taste has just a hint of malt, but it hasnít fully asserted itself before pine hops roll over it so aggressively that there is nothing else to savor. If hops are your thing, this is your brew. Otherwise, good luck.
ineedbeer (1562) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is moderately hippy with lots of grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit and a balanced pine resin note. Faint malt backbone, but this is mostly hops.
Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a thick slightly off white head with fairly good retention. Low lacing and fairly small legs.
Flavor starts with a light sweet malt character with some cracker notes. After that it is all hops: lots of grapefruit and pine resin, lesser notes of other citrus and tropical fruit. Moderately high bitterness that is fairly clean. Light alcohol note in the finish along with a lingering bitterness and light malt note. Lingering pine resin and grapefruit. Finish is nice and dry.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very enjoyable IPA, but I must say I was expecting the hops to be brighter and fruitier. I have had this on tap before and remember it being a much fruitier IPA - this bottle is fairly dank and resiny. Still a very good, West Coast IPA. I wonder if some of the fruitiness was lost in transport to CA, but the tap version I had was also in CA.
smboselli (144) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Catch a whiff of this and you'll be excited to taste it. Tastes amazing, pine and citrus with the hop blast for the IPA lover. Tough of the mouth but based on the crazy hop flavor surprisingly smooth
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange amber color with a white foam head. Aroma of fresh grapefruit and hints of zest and earthiness. Wow. Pulls you in. Sweet citrus taste with excellent hop hit. Resiny. Great feel. An excellent rec by Damico.
aracauna (3399) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper. Big hoppy aroma. A touch catty to start but turns to a very fruity grapefruit after it breathes a little. Juicy. Good stuff.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours copper color with a small white head. Aromas of resin, pine, citrus and hops. Very well balanced and complex. Great hoppy finish. One of the better ones out there.