KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Subtle hop aroma. Golden body with thin head, nice lacing. Citrus and hop flavor is dominate but well balanced. Hints of grapefruit. Lingering bitter aftertaste... excellent.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at GTMW 2010...pours a mostly clear apple cider brown with a fluffy off-white head... assertive citrus and floral hop nose... flavors of citrus and biscuity malt. clean hop flavors and went down easy. adequate body and carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many pints at Fat Headís, Pittsburgh. Pale amber pour. The nose is incredibly fresh and fruity. Lots of bright orange peel, soft and fruity with a nice citrusy aroma and a bright blast of hoppy resinousness. Intensely piny with some lean sweet malts. Lean pale malt and a bright chewiness. Fresh and chewy and damn delicious. This is a great example of why freshness matters with IPA.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Sampled on draft at Fat Headís in Pittsburgh this beer poured a vibrant golden color with a medium sized beige head that lingered and produced some lacing. The aroma was a strong and lovely mix of pine, pineapple and grapefruit with light notes of catbox and perfume. The flavor was tangy and sweet with strong notes of pineapple and pine, moderate grapefruit, and light perfume and catbox. Nicely malty for all the hops. The finish was long, sweet and hoppy. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. golden pour with a small white head. subtle hop nose - perhaps due to the glass.... Iíll bump it to an 8. big aggressive bitter mouthfeel. medium body with tons of floral hop notes. bitter finish. great IPA.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is a minty & dank explosion, lemon, berries. Flavor is bubblegum hop, mint & dank. Some caramel backing it up. I really dig these minty IPAs
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma- very sweet caramel, spruce, orange citrus. pours golden with head. taste is dry citrus hop, pine, tangy on front of tongue with sweet caramel in the middle and dry hop to finish.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a growler..Thanks Mike! Awesome grapefruity and pine aromas. Excellent orange color with a small white head. Grapefruit, pine and a slight orange flavor. In a word AWESOME!
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bistro 13th IPA Fest notes. Good West Coast-style IPA. I can see why this beer won at last yearís festival, but it didnít exactly blow me away. The taste has good bitterness and is relatively dry. Grapefruit and pine resin dominate the aroma. Bitter finish. Feel is a touch rough. This beer is well-made but sticks to very familiar territory.
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at GTMW 2010 - Was looking forward to this one a lot before the fest, and it was a pretty big letdown. Clear yellow pour with a big white foamy head. Huge citrus and pine hops on the nose, with a nice honey maltiness. Taste is tons of pine and tree sap, with lots of sweet malt. Hops are way too dry for my taste, and left a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. Smooth, slick and medium-bodied, it feels good in the mouth, but I didnít want any more than the sample poured into my taster.