BrewBoxer (2527) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Tan brown color, nice foam head. Smells of hops, pine and hay. Taste Is hooky and sweet. Still B.A.landed. Weekly good Lupa
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, Poured amber color with a small, lacing, off-white head. Floral aroma with honey, grapefruit and hops. Medium dense body with high carbonation. Floral, sweet aftertaste. Well done.
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Lemon Tree. Sometimes, a wonderful can help transcend a really awful day. Like today. Aw, let’s skip the details and describe the beer they had fresh on tap during half-price draft Tuesday. A zesty fresh hop smell from the glass while it’s still sitting two feet from me. From its name, I thought it’d be an English IPA, but this has a lot of Yankee in it. A clear amber color that only shows a little haze up close, with a spongy head that ends up lacing the glass. Getting closer, the nose reveals hints of green grass, currants, lemon and some pine from hops. A very hoppy mouthfeel, big on green hops, but still very enjoyable. After the first few sips, we find there’s some thick, sticky malts. Produces hoppy burps, too. Exactly the beer I wanted to feel a little less down tonight.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Strong sharp hop aroma, clear deep golden color, nice white head. Bitterness of a good IPA. Very solid all around, top class IPA.
Slipstream (2380) - USA - OCT 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a soft, sizzling head. Pleasant hop aroma. Some iron, grapefruit, citrus, and plenty of piney hops. Nice mouthfeel and very tasty. This stuff hits the mark, i.m.o. - just what I want in a reasonably priced, medium strength IPA. Adrian says we were fortunate to get it fresh.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a remarkably clear pale amber with 1 finger of perfect head that stays for the whole glass, leaving pretty lacing along the way. Aroma is very hoppy with notes of grass, grapefruit, resin, and the cheesiness of fresh hops with a biscuity malt undertone. Taste is honey, caramel, resin, grapefruit, and herbs. Body is medium, creamy, low carbonation, finishes dry and hoppy. Overall, a fantastic rendition of an American IPA, basically a perfect beer.
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ EastBurn (and many other places in recent years.)
Big bodacious C-hop bomb IPA, sort of an exemplar of the California IPA style. Grapefruit & a bit of pine in the nose. Golden color, bit of haze chill, loose head, thin sheets. Peppery snappy malt profile fades to citrusy hop finish.
Frank (3841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a straight down the middle American IPA and a damn good one. It doesn’t look like much, sort of a hazed pale body and rocky head of large bubbles but who cares what it looks like when there’s this much hops in the nose. This is a very fragrent beer w/ loads of floral, honey-like notes and vibrant, juicy citrus. This is dry and comes off just slightly thin bodied due to lower than average carbonation but the robust and slightly biting bitterness in the finish easily make up for any shortcoming. I wish this weren’t so strong so I could drink more of it. That is a good thing in an IPA.
edwardbass (760) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent IPA. Nice hops bittterness and very drinkable. Definitely on my list of IPAs to drink regularly.
AWISLguy (2270) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Pub at the Monte Carlo. Pours orangey brown with an off white head, nice lacing. Aroma has citrus fruits with a lovely fresh melon/apricot/mango blend and some pine. Taste has citrus fruit, pine with some nice caramel back. Somewhat bitter despite all the fruity sweetness. Finishes with medium length and stays sweet and bitter. Very nice!