bhensonb (11368) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Light amber color with a sturdy off-white head that laces a bit. Aromas of roasted caramel and floral hop. Flavor is really hoppy, but not all that bitter. Nice malt backbone. Nicely hoppy, but not overly bitter finish. Damn good drink.
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a white head. Aroma of hops and a little bit of roasted malts. Flavor is bitter but also malty. Medium body with a fairly distinct alcohol finish.
malrubius (1811) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Copper with lasting head and lace. Awesome citrus hop aroma with a little pine. Mild toasted caramel orange flavor with dry medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Very nice balance and all delicious flavors. Excellent.
PhillyBeer2112 (2534) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Citric hopping, grapefruit and lime rinds, just a touch floral. Hazy copper, pitted head. Flavor very similar, alot of citrus rind and flowers. Malt background is very plain and inobtrusive, just a breadiness. Medium mouthfeel, pretty smooth, with a decent finishing bitterness. Pretty solid, I can see why its considered a style exemplar for AIPA: simple grain bill, citric hopping, plentiful IBUs, and very very clean fermentation profile. It doesn’t exactly turn me on but its so well constructed I can’t help but rate it highly.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pleasant citrus and pine aroma with mild caramel and toast background. Clear amber-ruby with lots of carbonation up to a lasting, thick white head. Very balanced with a strong malt presence and well-rounded hop character providing both bitterness and a mild pine and orange peel flavor. Very full-bodied, and just the right amount of carbonation. Clean and drinkable
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sams poured into a tulip. Amber orange pour; slightly hazy with a fluffy head and great lacing. My first impression was that of pine and resin, but it was quickly replaced with lovely candied orange (and peel), sweet grapefruit, and great floral notes. Still some nice resin and bit of sweet malt behind it as well. Body not too sticky at all. Very impressed.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Pours a cloudy light copper, with a small, fluffy off-white head that settles into a long-lasting cap. Lots of lacing in this one. Nose is quite citrusy, with a rind-like bitterness underneath. Taste starts off with a heavy citrus sweetness, moving from that to a slightly astringent bitterness that counters an even more intense citrus sweetness, like candied oranges. Finish is moderately long, lightly bitter, with some gorgeous sweet citrus notes peeking through a bit further into it. Fantastic. Mouthfeel is lively but restrained, tingly, slick, full body.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 One of the best smelling beers. The head pours thick but disappears midway through. Typical IPA taste, nice bitter crisp finish. Again, the initial head and smell of this beer make it worthwhile.
JoeinDahlem (1332) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great use of great hops. Bottle pours nice reddish-gold color with decent white head that fades. Incredible fruity-hop nose, like all the best citrus without the green vegetables. Flavor is mildly sweet checked by serious hop bitterness that is not overdone. That combo of citrus backdrop and sweetness gives that perfect juicy impression. Fairy big body, a little thick and sticky where I prefer crisp and dry. But that nice citrus hop lingers for a long finish.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours out a nice copper color with a small off white head. aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus and grass. flavor is very much the same with a slight amount of resin. a nice ipa.