dagimp (726) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Note: this rating is for the original release, not for the new beer brewed in the new brewery which isn’t nearly as good.
From a 750 into a snifter. Aroma is just outstanding... the best part of this beer and the best aroma Iâ€™ve smelled in an IPA .... probably ever. Itâ€™s of mango and papaya and flowers and pineapple... just awesome. Pours with an inch or so of fizzy head with disappears quickly leaving no lacing. Mouthfeel is very good, dry, tart but a tiny bit overcarbonated. It doesnâ€™t really detract from the beer but it is the one soft spot of this beer. Taste is just about as good as the smell. Includes all of those flavors and with some resin, pine and bitter hops. Very dry beer and not a bit sticky... different for this type of IIPA, but I like it a lot. If you can get you paws on a bottle of this, by all means do it. Youâ€™ll like it a lot!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, tangerine, pine, and pineapple. Flavor of hops (grass, resin, grapefruit, apricot, pine) and some grain with a bitter finish.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Swalden28. The smell is hops, pine, grapefruits, and other fruits. The look is clear, golden in color, with a white head. The taste is hops, fruits, pine, and grapefruits.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a pale golden color with a light haze and a very fluffy white head on top.
S: A very intense citrus aroma which is primarily grapefruit, along with a touch of tropical fruits such as pineapple. A light sweetness and perhaps a bit of pine.
T: I was a bit disappointed that the flavors did not quite live up to the nose, but the components were quite similar. The bitterness was more pronounced than I would expect with the pine and grapefruit being the primary hop contributions.
M: Fairly light in body, which is likely due to the rice used in the brewing of the beer. A nice crisp and moderate level of carbonation.
D: A really nice IPA from the side of the country that I generally shy away from in regards to the style. A really excellent nose and a nice beer to try.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Michael for this in a trade!
A- Body is a translucent light orange hue-very foggy. The fogginess is dynamic as it whirls around the glass. Pours with a 1 finger foamy white head which has great retention at 1/2 finger. Lots of lacing all the way down the glass.
S-Huge grapefruit presence as well as other citrus fruit juice and a hint of earthy and grassy hops.
T- Taste upfront is pretty balanced with a good dose of grapefruit hoppy goodness and a nice, subtle pale rice background that compliments the hops well. The finish is pretty consistent with the initial flavor and a moderate strength, in-check hop bitterness lingers.
P-High carbonation and lightweight body-drinkable but somewhat thin.
O- This is a nice fruity citrus IPA. Its really good, really drinkable, and very well balanced. Its certainly no hop bomb but it is a different and interesting IPA in its own right. This is an awesome Jersey Beer!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-07-2010 04:25:18
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 75 cl. bottle from State Line.
It pours a pale yellow with a slight, foamy, white head. The nose is light and notes of grain, kitty litter, light piney hops, and cereals. The flavor has a different kind of bitterness that is hard to describe. There are notes of cat piss, grain, grass, and slight pine notes. Light to medium body with medium, fine carbonation and a mediumb to long, bitter finish. A very different take on a double IPA but very tasty as well.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste thanks to SSKD814!
Transparent off gold with a puffy white head. Nose of heavy grapefruit, light earth, clay. Rather watery nose. Bitter, astringent flavor, heavily sweet rice, more grapefruit, then some pine. Thin body lacking the traditionally oily palate, leaving a similarly bitter note lasting through the soapy finish. Could use more nuance and less straightforward bitterness.
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at the DC Local tasting. Pours a transparent, yellow gold with a creamy, thin head. Big C hop aroma, centennial hops, pine, lemons, citrus fruits. Flavor is bitter but with a clean sweetness, pine, lemons, pine tar, spicy. The rice adds a clean sweetness. Full bodied but smooth with a lasting hop bitterness.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Craft. Pours turbid dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is sweet, with huge orange zest, hops, black pepper, apricot, honeydew, mango. Tastes rich, very hoppy, semi-sweet, with a gorgeous medley of tangerine, apricot, mango, honeydew, and hops. Some mild late heat, wt some late notes of sake, and more dry floral hoppiness. This one is outstanding.
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured gold with a white head. dry hops, piney bitterness and esters on the nose. decent palate, flavor is piney bitter hops, smooth esters, and a good finish.