craftbeerdesign (2167) - 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 (2340) - 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 (919) - 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 (1370) - 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 (2682) - 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.
anders37 (16460) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piny grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of pine needles. Has a fruity hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light-amber in color, very clear with decent lacing down the glass. Explosive citrus hops aroma. Light-medium bodied, well-carbonated - a little acidic- with a long lasting finish. The flavor is dominated by assertive and bitter citrus hops with a spicey hop finish. A punch to the tastebuds this one is!
baraciisch (1740) - USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simcoe and Columbus hops really on display here... Aroma very piney and grassy, Cascade definitely overshadowed by the flavor from the Simcoe and Columbus hops, very herbal flavor with a nice dry finish, reminiscent of the West Coast varieties... Well done!
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Pittsburgh. Pours an orange caramel color with a soapy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit-noticeable and inoffensive. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, and some hop bitterness. Very well-balanced. I was a bit surprised at how good this was!