illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by the fine fellow sitting at the next table over at Woodshop 5.0. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Herbal resinous hop aroma with light citrus and pale malts. Spicy resinous flavor with a solid bitterness. Body is a little thin but this is pretty good.
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). A very decent IPA. Lots of lace on medium yellow coloured body. Pleasant C-hop aroma. Very decent bitterness.Appropriate carbonation and average mouthfeel.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty light amber pour. Aroma is a bit lemon tea-like, much like their pale ale. Flavor has medium bitterness, reminds of a teacup in which I forgot the teabag for a few additional minutes.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Aroma has citrus and pine hops to go with some caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, but not overly bitter. Offset by a good hit of caramel and honey. Not bad, not amazing.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A punchy crisp and sharp IPA with focus on pine-tree and grapefruits. Kick-ass session beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh the same day I received it from nbutler11, thanks a lot Nick
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a long-lasting small off-white head
In long: Mega hoppy nose with pine-tree, grapefruits and some floral notes. Taste is kick-ass. This is not a round and rich caramelized well balanced IPA. This is a rather dry, crisp and very sharp IPA. Some honey and a tiny bit of caramel, a lot of grapefruits, pine tree cones, coniferous tree bark, dry orange peels, tangerines, some citrus fruits. Sharp bitterness of medium-high intensity. After-taste is rather dry with pine-cone tree. What a pleasant surprise this beer was. I knew nothing about this underrated session IPA. Drinking this was almost a religious experience. Religion gives hope not only to the one who have money. Four Peaks gives hop knot only to the one who have money.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, manure, and peach. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine, earth) and caramel malt.
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub
Deep blond color; creamy head. Very nice aroma, citrusy hops. Smooth body, moderate malt and toffee flavor, getting drier at the end; strong bitterness, resiny and citrusy. Good.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Big Pour in Scottsdale. Wonderful fresh citrus, necterine, and resin aromas and flavours, lots of aromatics here with the expected bitter finish. Very tasty IPA. A nice surprise!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, some floral hints. Tastes of citrus, some floral hints, some peppery splashes, some metallic hints. Enjoyable.
TRMV (6) - USA - SEP 14, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer in both Draught and Bottle forms. The color is a nice golden hue, and the aroma is a bit citrusy with an almost burlap bag aroma as if that bag was filled with hops.
The flavor is crisp and clean with a nice hop bite that also brings that burlap to the party, very nicely balanced with a slightly sweeet maltiness. The mouthfeel is creamy but light in body. A very good beer to be sure.