maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours vibrant orange with a small white head leaving spotty lacing and some very small head retention. Nose is very appealing. A load of tropical fruits, grapefruit and piney hoppage. It’s all about the hops here! Loads of grapefruit and grassy/pine driven hops in this. Touch of lime juice and mango undertones. Killer session stuff. Frickin hell this is good. Sweet stuff but so unbelievably sessionable. A new staple favourite
Beerowulf (76) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into shaker. Golden hue and half finger head. Grapefruit aroma and taste. Reminiscent of Gumbalhead. Adequate lacing. Very smooth and sessionable.
Zer0 (1168) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden/copper with a small lacy head. Aroma is grass, bread, floral and some cheese (?!). Medium bitter, light sweet. This is one sessionable bastard! Not too much in-your-face, just enough bitterness and flavour. Medium body with medium carbonation. Wish I had more.
ccarlin8 (4) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lighter body for low ABV but offset by hop aroma and taste, which makes this beer worthwhile. Easy drinking with some actual flavor if you like hops, but not overpowering like some IPAs.
EvanFriend (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light bodied, tastes mostly pine with a little bit of grain and citrus flavors. I normally like bigger, stronger beers, but this is pretty good for what it is. Good beer to drink by a campfire or sitting by a lake fishing or something.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy bronze with golden highlights. Thick eggshell halo of foam encircles a broken center. Pinesap, peach skin, mango, lemon peel, grapefruit, aspirin and spent tealeaves comprise the uninteresting aromas of raw hops. Hint of doughy yeast and sulfur. Loose, crumbly, fuzzy carbonation. Flimsy body. Opens up with a semi-bright and flavorsome hop medley of ripe peach and orange pith. Bitterness rapidly takes foothold, enveloping the palate with grippy, lightly spicy resins. Brutish high-alpha oils hamper the body as they collide with a pedestrian instant iced tea Crystal character. Hop acids become fatiguingly sour and caustic after a couple swigs. Very limp, poorly defined maltiness reveals the scarcest edge of crisp dryness reminiscent of dried grass. Doughy yeast muddles the already overcrowded body with a tongue-clinging tackiness. Delicate cookie sweetness lines the unrefined finish which showcases more green hops and resins. A stark yet very busy rendition. The hop character couldn’t be more run-of-the-mill (resin and grapefruit anyone?), and the malt comes off as aimless and uninspired. Sure this style should be all about showcasing the hops in all their unobstructed glory, but that doesn’t mean the malt should be neglected as is seemingly the case here (Crystal malt doesn’t have to suck, but they have coaxed nothing interesting or unusual from it). Not exactly clean, either. This is essentially another dime-a-dozen, kitchen-sink-stye IPA, only with less alcohol. Off-putting.
alliance100 (1007) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft and 12 oz bottle wonderful floral aromas , nice easy drinking session ipa
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WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully balanced IPA with a nice amount of floral/grassy hops that left me wanting more. Very clean finish. Easy drinking.
torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what a great taste, lovely aroma and hoppiness for such a great session beer! Nicely surprised, and will make this a regular choice when in the area!
GnarlyGnome (803) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: wonderful! I love these session ipas in the summer. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. It’s bitter and refreshing, and goes down great in the heat of the sun.