rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Abundant carbonation allows a rocky head to be maintained nearly throughout the entire drink with tons of rocky lacing clinging to the glass.
Aroma just screams west coast IPA. Tons and tons of citrus from the hops and is very "in your face." Pineapple, mango, and tangerine along with a solid bready malt base. Really a mouthwatering aroma.
All of these wonderful characteristics continue over into the flavor. Tropical fruit immediately that just seems to spread across the mouth. There is a very juicy quality that I just love. Some light bread provides just enough malt to keep the hops balanced. High bitterness but not to the point of being overbearing or unpleasant. Mouthfeel is on the sticky and chalky side which I am not crazy about but it is a small price to pay.
Overall, an absolutely amazing IPA out of Ohio that rivals the best coming out of California. I am so happy I found this beer and plan on picking up many more before heading back to TN.
Loganhat (5) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear and copper in color. Good lace. Light in the nose, full on the tongue. Really nice dry hop finish.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a nice bright yellow, aroma is citrusy and the flavour is a nice lemon zest, well balanced, it had a nice bitterness to flavour ratio and it was yummy.
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-12-08. Crisp orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma is lightly muddled, leafy green hops. Flavour is pretty hoppy, with leafy green hop undertones. Smooth average plus body. Nearly flat. Pretty decent but I suspect it is much better on tap. okay. On cask at Goodbar, Buffalo
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma is simcoe dank pine, with some citrusy hops. Taste is definitely hope forward with bitterness, but a bit sweeter than other west coast IPAs. Has average carbonation and a fairly light body. A very good Simcoe hop bomb, but a bit on the expensive side wherever Iíve seen it.
DialSquare (3410) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Orange-gold pour with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is wet grass and pine. Tastes are resiny, bitter, floral, orange, grapefruit, pepper, prominent simcoe, dank, little bready, good malt backbone. Even bitter throughout. Finish is on the dry side. Medium lively palate. Yeah, lives up to billing - would drink this regularly if it was around me. Look forward to trying it on tap at the saloon in pittsburgh while eating some ridiculously big sandwich.
joshwoodward (572) - - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Not my style, too much of a simcoe bomb. Way too piney. Not bad for what it is, a solid west-coast-style IPA. I just prefer more citrus driven hops.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Piperís Pub Pittsburgh. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of pot, grassy and garlicky hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts. Flavor is quite grassy/garlicky and full of hops, but a strong malt component too. Slight sweetness with tropical fruit from the malt but fairly light for a strong abv IPA. This is a top notch IPA, very flavorful.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Boastful menthol moves into citrus fruity and then coniferous hop bitterness in this brash American IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy yellow.
-That hop signature was clearly redolent of toothpaste...
-The flavor profile is expressive and flavorful, but lacks polish.
-There are few malt flavors.
-The body is lean and bubbly, which helps make the brew quite refreshing.
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Secret Santa jmikolich. Thanks! Pours a hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral hops and strong pale malts. The taste is bitter earthy, pine, vegetal hops, pale malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Solid IPA.