EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled on 11/16/12 (damn, Iím tempted to give an extra tenth every time a brewery does this). Nose contains massive green hop aroma, fresh and exciting but also a little homebrew(e)y, and though the spiciness manages to peak through the mist, the malts are all but hidden. For some Iíd imagine this is ideal, but itís just not my thing. Clear golden-orange body with a lightly foamy head. Lightly bitter taste (picks up slightly toward the end), not very sweet but no malt backbone either, the hops just have nothing to build on. More yeasty than doughy or malty, clean, light-medium body. This isnít far off from what Iíd imagine an extremely mild hopshot to taste like, and itís hard not to feel a little disappointed.
LeighDJ (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled November 2013. This is a very good IPA. I prefer them more piney, but this is still a wonderfully drinkable bottle.
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Kroney (127) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear golden orange with a dense white head with decent retention and moderate lacing. aroma is big grapefruit with subtle tropical fruit and sweet malt. flavor is big for a single IPA, mostly half-hour and pine bitterness with almost no balance, but itís done well... bitterness dominates the palate a bit too much though. Still, a very good beer.
KennyGalanif (29) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This may be my favorite IPA yet!
appearance is a crystal clear yellowish gold color. one finger of white head, dissipates moderately. Aroma is AMAZING! lots and lots of citrus, i get pineapple, grapefruit, candied tropical fruit, pine notes, and a balance of light caramel malts. the tastes is very similar to the aroma, citrus & tropical bomb!! pineapple, grapefruit, pine, spruce, light caramel malt, and a hint of alcohol. the finish has a slight citrus and pine flavor that lingers. overall, this is an exceptional west coast style IPA that i will seek out and buy!
Hop_Hedonist (122) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn good - Biscuit malt dominant but not heavy - balanced with superb herbal hops - alcohol invisible - although recognisably English, the West Coast stamp of hops lifts this way stratospherically above English best bitter.
VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12oz at Saraveza, Portland. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hints of grape, hops and malts.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Highly visibly carbonated gold to orange color with a dense white head. Fruity aroma strawberry passion fruit some orange zest a bit of sweet sugar on grapefruit comes through a lift caramel. Flavor saturates your nostrils and mellows the smell directly when you drink it. Palate coats well finishes creamy. Delicious!
jehoesefat (165) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet hoppy aroma. Pours clear copper with a white head. Great balanced flavor, with the hops finishing strong.
Habanero (1889) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden with small, lacing off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent IPA.
harrymel (820) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasted golden with a nice quilt of whipped egg white foam with a nice sturdy wall of lace. Smells nice with tangerine, grapefruit, some pineapple, english toasted malts slightly sweet on the finish. Bitter with a good sweet malt, some pine, some resin, orange peel - well balanced IPA if there ever was one. Medium bodied with moderate on light carb and a wet finish. Good beer, very drinkable.
revolution2718 (88) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle fresh. Hazy golden. Nose matches taste. Notes of pine resin, citrus, grass, hay, floral hops. Not bad , I prefer a more tropical ipa.
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