Finhead (1630) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, golden pour with a white head that retains well. The aroma has a lot of pine and some grapefruit. The medium body is somewhat thick in texture and has lively carbonation. It has a bitter taste stays around for a long, dry finish.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden slightly hazy color. Aroma is citrus and floral. Body is medium. Tastes of citrus with some subtle malt. It is clean, crisp and well balanced. A very smooth and easy drinking beer. I prefer DIPAs but this is an excellent IPA.
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: clear, light yellow hue with a moderate sized head. average retention with very little lacing.
S: hops, grapefruit with subtle malt in the background.
T: very tasty beer. There is a strong malt backbone to support the hop bill. This is well balanced, though I personally prefer more of a hip forward beer and less of a malt presence.
M: full bodied. Good feel.
D: pretty good. This doesn’t compare to the elite IPAs out there, but it’s enjoyable and worth trying.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a light amber with a white head. Slight piny nose. Taste is fruity, citrus, and light. Not overly sticky pine. Finishes definitively crisp.
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great nose of citrusy, piney hops. Tastes of peach, orange, pine & grass. More bitter than sweet, which is what I like. A great beer!
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Brilliant honey gold color topped by a big bubbly whie head. Piney citrus hop aroma. Sweetish toasted malt flavor upfront balanced by light peppery citrus hop in midtaste and finish. Very tasty indeed. Complex malt and hop flavors like vanilla bean, cardamom and mace. Great balance.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear golden orange with one finger of foam white head. Fruity citrus on the nose. Medium body. Very refreshing. Hops present up front and they sort of fade. Very good everyday IPA
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light golden orange with a slight haze to it. The head is large, fluffy and almost white leaving a little lacing and a small ring on the way down. The aroma is dominated by light citrus hops, especially lemons and oranges with a bit of bready malts mixed in. There is definitely a tropical fruit in the taste as well, when it warms, with lots of the same oranges and lemons from the nose. There is a malt body but the hops come back and leave a strong bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and medium bodied. This is a very good IPA, very drinkable and dominated by citrus. A nice West Coast IPA.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear golden/yellow colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of sweet fruits, like citrus and orange. And hops. The taste is some sweet, with some bitter, moving to stronger bitter, with notes of spices. The aftertaste is a little sweet with nice bitter.
Bif (2069) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle- Pours a bright amber color with a good head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, with some fruit sweetness and malt in the background with a hint of herbs. Nice bitterness up front with some fruit and bit of malt sweetness mixed in. A good bitterness continues with a finish that is quite clean with a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium body, crisp and very well balanced. The 7.5% ABV is very well hidden. Great IPA. Everything for a great beer is here with out being in your face or overpowering.