trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ O’Briens. Poured clear copper-gold with a short white head. Moderate lacing. For a straight IPA, this was fantastic. Sometimes, you get the DIPA that calls itself an IPA, but this is jsut a well-done, big-hop single IPA. Crisp, fresh pink grapefruit, pine needles, orange peel, and mango in the nose. Sharp mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. No stickiness in the finish. The aroma follows through nicely in the taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and that bite of resin. The caramel malt stays muted and does not turn this into a candied mess. Please sell more bottles of this in San Diego.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA. Great hop aroma nd great peppery hop bitterness. The peppery hops and earthy hops this brewery uses really make these brews stand out. Great finish too.
varanid99 (520) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange/gold pour with a thin but long lasting white head. Passionfruit, orange, caramel, pine aromas. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel, a little sweet, more tropical fruit, good solid bitterness at the end, slightly oily. Good one.
Zwiebel88 (144) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, leuchtend, orange. Harzig, fruchtig, karamellig und Zitrus in der Nase. Fruchtig, leicht malzig am Gaumen, bitterer Abgang, gute Balance.
AlainG (1242) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
D’un beau ambre à la mousse fière, elle laisse un beau motif au verre. Le nez est de houblon, amer, mais d’une autre espèce que celles dont je suis habitué. Herbacé, floral et fruité; de fruits variés. Le goût est bien agréable, l’amertume n’est aucunement agressive, bien civilisée, avec ses notes fruitées, caramélisées et minérales ainsi qu’avec ses soupçons poivrés. Une surprise étant donné qu’elle est bien discrète. Merci Isabelle. (1223-240714)
rotaman14 (76) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ergießt sich orange, mit einer nicht lange bestehenden, weissen, porigen Schaumkrone ins Glas.
Aromen von Orangen, Karamell, Tannenzapfen, Ananas. Bitterer Geschmack, vor allem Grapefruit und Piniennoten stechen hier heraus. Langer, bitterer Nachgeschmack. Sehr gutes IPA.
gschrade (716) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours amber with a off white head. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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jspronck (49) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with low off-white head, average carbonation, flowery, herbal and malty (caramel, berries) aromas, medium bitterness with average peppery finish. Good brew.
CraftBeerNick (903) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Red Hot, Munich, 16th September 14. Almost on the eve as the Union Jack, gets voted in or our by Scotland! This is an average US IPA, sweetish, bitter, but hops muted, perhaps not as fresh as one time. OK
rick_91709 (170) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Deep gold. Off-white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus. Bitter grapefruit with just a bit if sweetness.
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Darkmagus82 (1414) - - SEP 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-30-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a two finger yellow tinted head. The head has amazing retention, very slowly fading over time to give a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is a little bit on the bready side with some notes of caramel malt. While those aromas are lighter there is plenty of hop aromas to go around. While mainly of grapefruit hop, there are also notes of some pine mixed in as well. Along with the stronger hop aroma so too comes some stronger tropical fruit aromas overall making a quite nice smell.
Taste – The taste starts out with a nice blend of bready malt flavors and a bunch of a grapefruit hop. Quickly after the initial taste a moderately strong showing of tropical fruits (pineapple, tangerine, and mango) come to the tongue. The grapefruit grows strong toward the end of the taste with some of the fruit becoming more potent as well. The bready flavors seem to become smoother and more pronounced at the end with some light pine flavors joining the taste at this point. In the end a very smooth and sweet but nicely hopped flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is very creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker/creamier body and lower carbonation level accentuate the hop and sweet blend nicely all the while keeping a very smooth feel on the tongue.
Overall – This was a fantastic IPA. A great blend of sweet, malty, and hop. The smoothness is fantastic, with it bathing the tongue and making for a truly enjoyable brew.