jmlynchaz (11) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My "go-to" house IPA. You can’t go wrong with this. Hopefully it becomes widely available so that others can experience one of the best regular beers by this Tempe institution.
BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: Pint glass
From: Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $5.00 (guessing)
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 16, 2013
Poured a golden orange color with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head when I got it. Pretty good foamy lacing on the sides and good retention all the way down.
Smelled citrus grapefruit hops up front. Also some notes of floral hops, tangerine, orange rind, honey grass and faint skunky resin.
Tasted similar to the nose with grapefruit citrus hops leading the way. Tangerine, orange, orange rind, sweet floral hops and a bit of honey wheat grass.
Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, pleasantly bitter finish.
Really liked this IPA. It put the Raj to shame, so much that I’d like to go back and knock that one down a few pegs.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can via trade. Mostly clear orange pour with a white clingy head. Nice aroma of citrus and perfume. Taste is resin, some citrus, bold hop and well balanced. Very good.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is clear golden orange with a thick tight white head. Nose is strongly balanced with caramel sticky malt and some doughiness. Hops are herbal and grassy, light but balanced. Taste is slightly more malt forward, toasted grains a stronger with the sweet malt behind and a bitter herbal hop finish. Lightly carbonated and creamy syrupy body.
BelgianBeerGal (2875) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can relaxing by the Wigwam pool in the evening. Pretty bold IPA that had a significant amount of resin notes but also some juicy citrus notes. Nice and pleasant. Plus the cans are great for the pool.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a trade with swingracex. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, light mango, floral, caramel, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes and moderate malt balance; fairly muted though. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, caramel, light pine, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a nice malt balance that does not overpower the hops; and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
olr1984 (733) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to AZbennett pours light gold with small white head. Pine and hop aroma and taste with grapefruit after taste.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Pat! Pours a clear gold with a slight orange hue with a eggshell white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a nice citrus and grass hop with a light bread backing. Flavor has a decent amount of citrus with a bit of flora and a grain backing.
ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Nice hoppy aroma. Outstanding session quality IPA that is smooth and drinkable with great balance, fruity hop flavor.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Four Peaks Tempe. Pours a dark golden orange appearance with a white head. Spicy, light ganja, a bit resiny aroma. Toasted malty, spicy, piney hoppy flavor. Nice beer.