ineedbeer (1607) - 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
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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 (3404) - 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.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I've heard of the brewery, but never had any of their beers. Unbelievably great IPA; has to rank in my top 5.
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jandd1983 (3615) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acquired in a trade with phaleslu. It poured a bright copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of lots of citrusy hops plus a little pine and a good amount of caramel malts. The taste was the same with a lot of hops. A veryy good IPA. Thanks Peter!
illkarate (115) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow - have not felt compelled to rate anything for a while, but this really moved me. Iím a huge IPA fan, but have been a bit disappointed with all the pretenders that have emerged over the past few years. You know who you are. Have also been disappointed with the Ohio beer scene... not much to rave about, until now. This is an awesome brew. Yes, itís hoppy, but itís balanced! This is not easy to achieve. Great flavor, color, aroma and palate. Iíll leave the specifics to others, but this is a winner.
Westchesterco (1664) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance clear golden beer with a white head. Aroma citrus with overtones of fruit taste of citrus with a full body and a long on the palate
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Koelschtrinker for the bottle! The head is robust, the body is red-orange. It smells aromatic hoppy-fruity. bitter-fruity, fresh, citrus, bitter-grapefruit. The taste is really intenisve bitter-fruity, grapefruity, citrus, hopintenisve, hoparomatic, fruit-coktail. Nice! 12/12/12/13/13/13