Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells resiny with some sweet citrus undertones and spicy hints. Tastes of caramel, some citrus, resiny, with a semi sweet finish.
smith4498 (3387) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Maltzilla’s tasting. Pours dark orangish color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and some pine with very little malts. Grapefruit and other citrus flavors with some pine and a hint of caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.
Nephilium (1596) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This starts with a nice strong blast of pine and citrus. It pours a clear amber, with a two finger white head. A bit heavy with the Simcoe, but a good blast of hop flavors, there is very little malt noticeable in this one. Nice long bitter finish. This is a good solid IPA, but they could back off some of the Simcoe a bit.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Asheville Brewing. Orange with a thin off white head. Scent is caramel, grass and citrus. Taste is same with some bready notes. So nice I grabbed a bomber to compare.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by phaleslu- thanks peter for bring this. Toasty, bready malts with a touch of sweet caramel. nice resin, pine hop presence. nice balance. easy drinkin. good beer.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from JCB- thanks again, Jason! Opened the night before DLD at the hotel. Pours a mostly clear amber-orange color with a cm-thick white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, tangerine, pineapple, caramel malts, and pine. Flavor of citrusy and floral hops, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, caramel malts, pine resin, and honey. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a smooth, juicy mouthfeel. In fact, this is really smooth and drinkable. The bitterness is really well balanced by all the fruit. Great IPA.
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by The Man at his going away party
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus and cardboard
Not very good, bad bottle?
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on tap into a shaker at the General Store Cafe in Pittsboro, NC. This proved a bit lighter and sweeter than is optimal for an ipa, but still very nicely balanced, and with plenty of hop aromatics to compensate for the lack of a bitter finish. It laced the glass nicely and proved quite drinkable. A solid effort overall, and one of the best NC beers I have had.
suprchunk (2782) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color on the bottom. Nice thick, two-finger, white head on top. Nice lacing left behind the slow fall of the foam. Smells of citrus and a bit of malt. Some carbonic nose as well. Big malty taste mixed with the hop flavor. Carbonation tickles the tongue as you are hit with the sweet bitterness of this divine nectar. Very good beer. I hope I can enjoy more of these in the future.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden orange with white head. nose of herbal hops. firm btiterness wiht a touch of low crystal before solid hop flavor. low residual sweetnes.s a well made ipa, though the hop flavor could be more aggressive