jhliesen (816) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber--wow! How did I miss this beer before? Pours with a totally charming, large frothy that dissipates but leaves plenty of lacing. The color was a golden orange with a decent amount of carbonation. A really strong and fresh aroma of grapefruit hits the nose. The taste is sweeter than most IPAs I have come across with the citrus taste dominated. A nice smooth finish that wasnít lip smacking at all. Love it. Bruisin Ales. 4.75.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank all weekend while in Charlotte. Pretty clear orange pour with a decent head. Lots of lace. Nice hoppy, floral nose with nice notes of citrus and pine. Flavors followed suit with bits of orange, bitter grapefruit and some peach. Nothing over the top, balanced. Finished with a dry lingering bitterness. Great, drinkable IPA from NC.
BadAprilia1000 (401) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft-Growler. Pours a nice amber ale color with a decent head which dissipates quickly. Nose is very nice, smells of sweet and bitter hops, floral as well. Taste is very pleasant. Notes of sweet hops, bitter but not as much as most IPAís, and a nice caramel malt finish which balances this beer fantastically. Very good beer, could drink a lot of these
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of floral and citrus hops, bright fresh pleasant. Malt is biscuits and light. Pours golden with a great lasting head and great lace. Floral and citrus, biscuit malt c hops round out the finish. Very drinkable, light malt base. Clean well done ipa.
Warsteiner (11) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Available at Carolina Panthers Stadium, and as much as I hate beer in a plastic cup this is the best Iíve had.
Aroma: Strong citrus grapefruit, caramel
Appearance: looks like Ice tea very little foam, dissapates quickly
Flavor: Great bitter hops citrus hit
Palate: Dry finish
Overall: Excellent IPA
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From sampler flight at Foothills. Mmmmm ... Intensely bitter and hoppy very clear and clean. An awesome IPA.
johnnnniee (3660) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from VncentLIFE, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a decent white head that shows moderate retention with a fair amount of sticky lace. Smells of pine and bread with hints of citrus. Smells like an IPA should clean with a bit of dankiness. Taste is a mix of bread and caramel malt offset with some pine and citrus to remind you there are some hops in this one. Medium body with a dry finish, moderate level of carbonation with a slick resinous mouthfeel. Decent IPA, I really enjoyed it, but seems a bit on the mild side of "India" Clean flavorful brew.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Good IPA overall. Floral and pine aroma. Clean bitter finish, tasteful, no major problems. I enjoyed and would recommend.
Travlr (20924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very nice fruity citrus aroma. Taste is not overly bitter, and has decent enough malt balance. Nice.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ported from BA.
Pours a pleasant clear amber color, with 2 fingers of foamy head in my Darkness tulip. As the head begins to recede, sticky lacing clings to the edge of the glass.
A mild orange scent is the most forward element here. The smell itself is actually very subdued. A large breath of it reveals that it actually smells very sweet, with pine notes coming through on the end.
The side of the bottle claims that the beer is full of simcoe, and thatís certainly true. Pine is the forward flavor here, with some amount of grapefruit in the back end. Itís sweeter than Iím used to for a regular IPA. None of the flavors are bad, exactly, but they donít quite mix right. Itís not quite focused on any one flavor.
High carbonation, light/medium body. Coats the mouth for a bit, but doesnít stick quite as long as most that I drink.
Itís decent. My big issue is just that the flavors seem to come through in the wrong order. Flipping the usage of the simcoe and centennial hops usage might help. Just a bit more flavor balancing and this could be a great beer.