dnstone (2350) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus pine-hop aroma. Golden in color. A descent mild IPA...a nice gateway IPA.
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent golden color in the glass. Nice citrus hop nose. Well-balanced on the palate. Medium body. Finishes cleanly.
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppier and more bitter than most IPAs. Amber in color, with profound grapefruit notes.
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charlottesville. Pours an amber, clear, no head. Aroma is bittersweet citrus, tropical fruits, breadiness, and pine. Flavor is quite similar to the smell, with a hint of grain or earthiness to it.
weharvie (40) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: very little to describe, slight hop character
Appearance: dark brown, hazy; white to creamy head
Taste: lacked taste in general - very bland; slight bitter
Palate: creamy palate - almost to a Cream Ale
Overall: while not a disaster, it was not something I’d purchase again.
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin off white head. A pleasant aroma of floral hops, honey, quite restrained. In mouth, a good malt base with nice c-hops, smooth and malty, no astringence, well made. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Riverside in Chattanooga. Pours clear amber with a one finger white head, leaves some spots of lacing and holds a good cap. Aroma features nice citrus and tropical fruit, grapefruit and pineapple especially, alongside a good dose of pine, and a little bit of bready malt underneath. There is a trace amount of the signature Simcoe cat spray/weed thing going on too. Good overall strength. Flavor is resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, some sweet malt for balance, good bitterness, finishes mostly dry. Quite tasty overall. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily and a bit sticky, medium carbonation. Very glad to get a chance to try this! Yum, indeed!
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s Knoxville.
Deep gold with an average white head.
Predominant hop aroma of citrus and pine.
The flavor is mildly bitter following the aroma with some malt base coming in for balance.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 1/6 barrel keg in my kegerator, the color is a light amber/golden with a thick, foamy white head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is floral, with the hops providing notes of pine and herbs. The complex hop profile mixes with a bit of malt sweetness in the taste, giving the effect of what is almost like a (tiny) squeeze of fresh orange juice. The aftertaste is nicely bitter, and overall this is a great representative of the style from a great local brewery.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the BA Sexual Chocolate release party. Pours orange-amber with a tight eggshell head which produces thick lacing. This is definitely a citrusy kind of IPA with grapefruit, orange peel and a little lemon rind. Light malt, soft on the palate. Not overly bitter but enough to satisfy. Refreshing. Good beer.