PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz into a pilsner, looks fabulous. Solid pour with a fuffy withstanding head, this brew simmers with excitement. Taste is floral hoppy, a blend of perfect citrus with bitterness and sweetness in perfect mix, and mighty herbal satisfaction. the left coast rings through with the hop presence dieing down rather quickly after the initial taste. After taste is fruity and welcoming, brings one back for some more. Color is light amber, fresh orange and zesty mango. Such an evenly balanced IPA, the abv is so well hidden this seems like it would pass for a 6.0 or a bit higher. An exceptional brew.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent gold, white head, nice spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus hop, grapefruit, some sweetness. Nice and hoppy, some tropical fruit, a bit of malt in the body. Good medium carbonation.
RyanK (273) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brew pours a light amber with a fizzy white head. Has a weak smell of hops, grapefruit , and lemon. Clean and clear in taste and look, definitely made with good water. Taste of hops not overwhelming but prominent to goalong with taste of grapefruit, citrus and pineapple. Weak malt that is almost lager like if you really try and look for it. Finishes good and dry a solid IPA
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Re-rate: The more I drink this beer, the more I like it. It has become my everyday beer. It is consistently fantastic. Fuck two hearted, this is the best available/affordable IPA on the market. Pours a clear amber with a 2 finger white head that fades after about 1 minute. Strong aromas of grapefruit, mango and pineapple dominate the nose. Strong start for this well hyped beer. Ok, looks good, smells good, let’s put it to the taste test. Very nice. I’m getting the fruity bitterness that the nose alluded to, followed by a nice dose of malt. The thing I like best about this beer is the fact that it finishes dry. I’m so sick of syrupy IPA’S lately that this is a welcome relief. This is right up there with hop stooped in my book... Just a tick less alcohol. Very well executed.
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy but smooth with a nice bitterness and a touch of caramel like malt underlying everything. Balanced with a nice bit of breadiness and the lightest touch of spice.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap - Kite & Key. Poured clean golden with good head and lacing ringing the glass as I quickly devoured this delicious IPA. Aroma of pineapple and citrus with a little pine. Tastes of pineapple and citrus hops. Light malt and pine flavors coming through as well with a good bitterness and mouthfeel
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 On draft at Mudville 9 in NYC. A nice IPA with mild bitterness and strong hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lachrymalisis (440) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good IPA. More floral on the nose than any other aroma, flavors are full of light hop-oils—flowery citrus, with a bit of pine lingering in the earthiness. Clean grain body underneath. drinkable and extremely enjoyable beer. Never disappointed by FW.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter golden appearance. Florals and hops on the nose. Medium bodied and highly carbonated. This shows some elegant citrus flavors before transitioning to a balanced hop finish. Very good.
rjplumer (986) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has that grapefruit citrus floral hop nose. Foamy one finger head. Pale amber color. Has a touch sweetness in the middle with a blast of bitter down the middle. As my palate adjusted it grew sweeter. Although some sourness lingers it has a enjoyable clean finish. I’ll be adding this to my list favorite West Coast style IPA’s.