sloth (2665) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium sized off white head with good retention and a lasting, coating lace. Lightly hazy copper colored brew. Fat, juicy, resiny hop nose, lotsa pine and citrus. Medium bodied, lil oily and resiny with a tad much carbonation, mouthwatering. A piney, citrusy hop bomb with very little in the way of malt flavors save for a little toasty hint. Woody, earthy and a hint tropical, melons and mangos. Lots happenin. Dry, faintly fruity finish with a bitterness not meant for the timid. Awesome brew! Props to MOTORTODDHEAD for the bottle. Also was lucky enough to pick a few more up at Jungle Jims when i was in OhiO last week.
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteilles de 12 oz. Arômes invitants de houblons américains, plutôt portés sur les agrumes et les fruits tropicaux. Robe orangée et limpide, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblonnage fruité et également résineux est à l’avant-plan, mais le malt est tout de même plus présent que dans plusieurs West Coast IPA, contribuant des notes délicatement caramélisées. Finale légèrement sucrée et très amère (peut-être un peu trop). Une belle IPA, sans toutefois s’approcher des meilleurs exemples du style.
weihenweizen (2391) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated fresh 12 oz. brown bottle from JStax poured into a snifter. Pours clear light amber with small off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and pine aroma. Taste is pine, herbal, and bitter finish. Not a fan.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz into pint glass. Golden with off-white head. Big hop aroma, sweet, tropical fruit, and a little herbal. Taste is quite bitter, piney/herbal hops not a lot of the fruit I got in the nose, but nice nonetheless. Carb and body are great. Overall a very nice beer, I only wish the fruit carried over to the flavor and it had a bit more of a malt backbone.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a light hazy golden amber with a big foamy white head that left all kinds of lacing Aroma of orange zest, roses and other mixed citrusy hop notes. Flavor of orange, light caramel malt notes but overall a nice crisp citrusy hop beer that is dry enough to make an amazing IPA with enough malt to balance things out. Bitterness is very smooth.
beeratarian (172) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best regular ipa that I can get my hands on. I’ve had bigger and bolder but they don’t come any more balanced, if you call a crisp, dry, citrusy, piney beer balanced. If you love hops than you must try this one. This is the beer that will get you hooked on hops.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by atom. I love me some IPAs, and this beer has plenty of hype, so hopefully it lives up to my expectations. Clear, copper orange color with a nice, frothy white head. Grapefruit, orange, light fruit in the aroma. Reminds me a bit of Two Hearted to be honest. Fairly bitter with lots of grapefruit. The bitterness is a tad much for me. I wish there was a touch more malt character to help balance this out. This is a pretty damn good beer, but it reminds me too much of Two Hearted. I guess that isn’t a bad thing but I find Two Hearted to be more balanced and much more accessible locally.
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JStax ! Pours a nice orange color with a two finger sticky foam. Big citrus, pineapple and even some peach notes lingering and mingling with a nice caramel malt backbone. Nice crisp carbonation. Big bitter finish. Nice IPA...
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very tropical fruity, citric and fresh hop resin, perfectly balanced with some sweet doughy notes. Flavor is exactly the same, tropical and citrus, very fresh hoppiness, delicious all around.
crossovert (9737) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 World-class IPA right here. Smell could be better but it is still good. Big hop flavor. Medium to high bitterness. West-coast style. The Simcoe dry hopped cask version is even more spectacular.