cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big fresh hoppy nose: citrus, apricot, dank. Flavor goes citrus, apricot, a touch of malt, ctirus zest and finishes on a solid bitter note.
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a white frothy head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and with a little citrus. Taste follows the aroma pretty much exactly. Dry and bitter finish. A nice warming feeling once it hits the stomach. Sticky, smooth and very good.
JoeinDahlem (1362) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright and clear golden-orange beer with big tropical fruit-hop nose (Centennial?). Fairly sweet and juicy with a moderate bitterness that is restrained enough to preserve drinkability. Finishes a bit dry, thankfully. Great stuff.
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nice malty aroma with earthy hops and a bit of grass. Great balance. Nice caramel, earthy, grassy hops, malt forward with apricots and peaches. Smooth and round, very drinkable. Not surprising, but tasty and well done.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper orange with very little head. What is there is a frothy white that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a lot of woodsy notes. Aroma is fresh earth, bark and spruce and undertone of vanilla and caramel. Flavor is spruce and a mix of a caramel bread flavor on the tongue. Body is light with active carbonation with a hit of creaminess to it.
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear pale orange color with minimal carbonation and a thin head. Flavor is pale malts, slightly toasted and fruity. Slight notes of chalk and minerals in the body. Hops are soft and floral. Smooth and easy drinking. A pretty solid beer, the 7.5 abv is a surprise.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle). Pours clear copper color with nice 1 finger head. Nice lacing. Aroma of some hop funk, florals and citrus. Taste is bitter with a slight sourness/sweetness. Medium bodied with oily/thin texture. Finish is bitter and long. Its a well-crafted beer although a bit thin.
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer poors golden with a constant white head throughout the beer. Aroma is citrus dominated with a distinct malty bready characteristic. Flavor is medium sweet and medium high bitterness with hints of alchol coming through. Mouthfeel is nice, medium/low stickyness and a good fizz and bitterness that lingers. Overall this is an excellent go-to IPA. Wish this was available in CO
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber orange; light head. Pungent hop aroma. Medium bitterness. Caramelly sweetness. Body is on the thicker side. This is quite a nice IPA, but honestly I had built up some kind of high expectations and was expecting something else. I feel like this kind of IPA has been done before a lot.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 On tap at tarrants on 06/11/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet citrus and floral hop aroma. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor on a caramel background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
7/3/8/4/15 - 3.7
Bottle at the World Beer Festival - Richmond on 06/12/2010. Clear golden amber body with a small off-white head. Big floral and pale malt aroma. Sweet earthy and citrus hop flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5