dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer is awesome. its pale color belies the complexity of the flavors. the aroma gives away most of them. very green and floral in the aroma and taste. i just think it nailed my favorite parts of hops. there is bitterness, but what i love about hops is the fresh "green-ness" that they can contribute. Love Love Love this one.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, mango, grapefruit and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light mango and light grapefruit with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde and light copper coloured body with some honey tints and a thin off-white head. Resinous and piney scents of hops up front - pungent and strong with some malt and floral notes near the finish. Medium-bodied; Strong fresh hop flavour up front with a largely piney and floral flavour in the middle and also with a nice malt backbone and hints of alcohol on the finish. Aftertaste is very well balanced, but the fresh hop flavours of resin and flowers dominate, however some malt and sugars are still noticeable. Overall, a very nice IPA with some great fresh hop notes and a very nice balance of malt and alcohol. I sampled this twenty ounce pint on draught at Lily’s Pizza in Raleigh, North Carolina on 03-August-2014 for US$3,50 - a great price!
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tyler’s. Clear pale orange with white froth. Nose is mango, pine and toffee. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is mango, grass, toffee and citrus peel. Nice.
Sammy (8632) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting hop aroma.thick Lacy on pale colour. Very nice bitter with sweetness behind it.
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Liz Gamble’s gentleman suitor.
Pours a hazy gold with a decent enough head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is hop forward with a good little bit of melon like hops as well as some citrus and a good bit of that funkiness that I only ever get from citra hops. There is a touch of carmel & grass in there as well.
The flavor is a touch on the bitter/astringent side for what I prefer in an IPA, it’s not bad though it’s got a nice bunch of juicy hoppiness and keeps things very low on the sweetness. Some orange rind & tropical fruit notes are in there, I think the more I drink it the less I’m getting that astringency, not sure if it’s my palate warming up to it or the beer "opening up" but I am enjoying it a lot more halfway through the glass than I was on the onset.
I am hoping Ajax searches for Lushawn again sometime soon.
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange peel and grapefruit peel nose, lily highlights. Shimmering amber, medium head. Lillies backed up by honey. Dandelions on the back
Fruity aroma, floral flavor. Medium to light body, soft carbonation.
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Pour. Golden yellow with a light white head. Flavor is hoppy and a nice aftertaste.
woodychevy (358) - - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Barley’s with the weirdest "french fries" ever. Can’t always just a book by its cover. Pours really pale and clear- looks like it will have nothing to it. Taste is miles from what I expected. Crisp and clean- tons of grapefruit and flowers. Maybe the lighter malts let hops come through more cleanly? Decently bitter finish, but not off-putting. As good as Hoppyum if not better.
Pieboss (6) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ruckus Morrisville on draft. One of my local favorites, my go to IPA. Lots of grapefruit on the nose, quickly disipating head. Crisp and refreshing - great summer beverage.
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s August 2013. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized frothy off white head. The aroma and flavor has resin, citrus and earthy hops, caramel, toasted bread with good bitterness to the finish. Solid enough IPA.