crazyvin (1836) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chilled 12 ounce bottle. It poured a nice golden body with a white head that had some retention and mild lacing. Aroma had a mild malt presence to it. Some light sweetness to it. Not quite a caramel sweetness, but more of a general sweetness. Hops were a different story. A nice blend of citrus hops and pine hops. There was a pleasant soap quality to it. Citrus hops seemed to dominate the aroma, but it was nowhere near over powering. Flavor had a little more sweetness from the malts but the hops seemed to have good balance as well. The citrus hops once again being the main focus. Mildly dry finish and it certainly would make a great session beer.
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Foundry in KC. Pours a golden color with white head. Grassy, hoppy flavors. Light easy IPA
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is very good and balanced as is this beer, for the most part. I felt that the malt did not come through completely to balance the beer to the level I am used to from this brewery. Head remained very constant and lacing was excellent. I enjoyed the citrus elements of the beer. This fells short of their Centennial IPA, but still a wonderful IPA.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught - clear gold - sticky lace - very dry, crisp, fresh, spicy ale, both in aroma and flavor - wonderful snappy character throughout - really feeling this.
flying_pig (804) - SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.60):
Fresh hops, citrus, pine & mango with apricot notes too. A refreshing and very summery.
Medium amber with a small, bubbly white head that settles down & holds just a tiny bit smaller than the initial size.
Citrus & pine hops with some tropical fruits notes, mainly mango and apricot plus some pineapple too. There is some light grapefruit and plenty of bitterness too.
Light medium with a hoppy, bitter feel. The beer is quite smooth and goes down well in the heat with a crisp, dry finish.
Particularly good in the sun with a smooth and bitter taste that is loaded with citrus and backed up with some tropical fruits. A beer that goes down quite well and made for easy drinking, definitely worth a try.
neontb (49) - - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. I really dig this beer. Its a light fluffy IPA with all the tropical and citrus, but not quite the bite. Perfect to sit out in a hammock with on a hot day. Love the fact that they are going to make it in cans, which will mean we can take it anywhere. Another clutch beer from founders.
JFGrind (1799) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inviting hoppy aroma, deep golden bodied IPA. For me even though the beer does not live up to the aroma it had me going back for sip after sip. Citrus and pine flavors combine with malts for an session friendly IPA.
Theydon_Bois (6437) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with JF, thanks to he, 09/06/13.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is orange, light hops, citrus, malts.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, hops, pine bite, light mineral notes, orange pith.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp finish with some hop bitterness.
Decent sessionable IPA.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour with pretty much no head - a tiny bit of white at the top over half the beer is all there is. Aroma is pleasant skunky, floral hops, citrus (lemon/grapefuit) and bready malt. Flavour is light sweet and medium sour and bitter, well balanced. The texture is very thin, with a lively fizz. A good beer, but not that exciting.
HeistAlmighty (1030) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. I enjoyed this "light IPA" a bit more than the Lagunitas Daytime. The hops were a bit more intense, citrus and piney, I could taste a little malt and the body was thin for an IPA, but fullish for a beer with less than 5% ABV. Decent beer for the summer, of if you need to drink a little lighter.