Concealer (889) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a foamy, white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of biscuit, light pine and spice with some citrus. Flavor is pine, spice, biscuit, and some malt. Light to medium bodied. Crisp with a slightly dry finish.
Wolfenkopf (177) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrusy and hoppy to the nose, one would expect a fruity sweet flavor here. Itís a very nice aroma. The head thins pretty quickly, never really foaming up even when vigorously poured. The body appears weak for an IPA. Itís closer to a pilsner in its yellowness. Itís a clean brew without floaties. The taste is crisp, though the citrus flavor takes a bow to the hops. For something 4.7% ABV, I would have hoped for something less bitter, but this works nicely. The palate is treated to some considerable carbonation, but whatís left after it settles is a silky, pleasant coating. Youíll be burping up hops quite a bit, but itís worth it. This is session-able for hopheads that have conditioned themselves to deal with the lingering bitterness.
Bricks (684) - Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden clear aroma. Smells of very floral hops. Tastes of bitter, earthy, thin hops. Good.
closey22 (1084) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold with thin white head; aroma is sweaty armpit hoppy; Flava is same bitter and woody; feels thin with zingy fizz; finishes dry bitter slight oaky woody notes
callmemickey (3356) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Light florals, citrus, and some tropical notes. Medium to light bodied, soft carbonation, moderate bitterness, pleasant, sessionable finish.
malrubius (1990) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brew Topia. Bright clear gold with lasting head and lace. Tangerine lemon pastry and floral aroma. very mild apricot sweetness with some grains and medium assertive citrus hop flavor and bitterness. Medium light body lively fine carbo. Excellent.
EithCubes (5180) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is just lovely: lemon rind, grapefruit rind, tons of musk melon, honeydew melon, tangerine, and faint touches of cracker and sun-dried basil/tomato. Just humid, summery, dank, fresh! Hope we see a lot more IPAs with that kind of aromatic punch in the coming years. Pours clear orange with light carbonation and a large, dense, rocky cream head. Taste is strongly bitter but not brutal, does have a nice little bit of astringency before the light cracker outro; good pith and rind, itís a punchy first stroke that fades quickly rather than lasting (what we get is more earthy-bready malt). Not "stripped" like most of the newer smaller IPAs, but the middle is a little hollow, and I would still like a little more malt depth/complexity. Does really nail the hops, though, and thereís very faint earth, some pine, faint paper, and herbal-floral notes along with the great citrus. Fullish body but somehow seems more delicate.
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This does not drink like a session IPA. The color was a little on the light side - but that was the only thing I would describe as "light" for this beer. Big hoppy smell, and a nice hop forward BOLD hoppy taste. Itís not a heavy beer, but when I took a nice big gulp the word "light" just didnít come to mind either. Bold, crisp, dry, citrusy, piney... all things IPA. Very refreshing beer. This might just be my summer go-to brew.
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out a nice clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet fruits, citrus hops, light floral notes, orange blossom, light malt. Taste is smooth and clean, orange blossom, citrus peel, some light sweet fruits, mild floral notes, clean malt. Easy drinking with a really nice hop profile. This is good.
Underdogs88 (236) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and tropical hop aroma. Appearance is copper with a white head. Flavor mostly has notes of tropical hops. Malt flavor is noticeable and has notes of biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it has good aroma, flavor and body for session IPA.
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Baybrew (4) - California, USA - APR 10, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lot of refreshment and flavor in a lighter pale ale. Strong scent of pine, citrus flavors, nice amount of bitterness. Holds up with food. Iím glad Firestone made this formerly seasonal a year-round offering.