Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received this one as an extra, I wish I took better notes so that I could thank whoever it was, but you’re out there and Cheers to trading anyway!
Pours a very nice golden hue with a nice bubbly head that dissipates into a reasonably thick crown. Carbonation is very active in my Samuel Adams sensory glass.
Smell is actually very close to DIPA territory, pretty potent stuff. Hop sweetness is prevalent, mostly of the citrus and pine resin variety.
Taste, while more potent than most IPAs is still weak for my DIPA battered palate, but what is there is quite tasty and even refreshing for IPA standards. For specifics, see the smell, but this is sweeter and more drinkable than a lot of other IPAs that I find too puckeringly bitter.
Mouth is thin to medium in body and reasonably heavy on the carbonation. Works well here.
A very drinkable IPA and I’m pretty sad that I will probably not have the opportunity to try this one again, but glad I had this one chance. Very good stuff.
musinj6 (383) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark gold with small head that quickly dissipated leaving medium pacing. Pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Subtle roasted malt. Bitter throughout. Medium finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Well balanced ups. I like it a lot.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12floz/355ml can into a shaker glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Moderately piney hop profile with a little bit of grapefruit/citrus.
Appearance: Barely hazy, transparent, orange-amber body with a pretty rocky white head. Nice lacing.
Taste: Pine-y hops, but not harsh. Pretty straightforward flavors.
Palate: Pretty light bodied. Moderately bitter finish.
Overall: A nice IPA; approachable, gentle, but has a nice hop bite.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/1/05 Draft. golden with small white head. Piney citrusy aroma. fairly well balanced malt backbone and piney hop bitterness. Easy to drink. Very good with food. By far there best beer.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with medium white head. Aromas of mild pine and some mild resin. Flavors of some mild bitter hops that are well balanced with the malt. This is one of my favorite local IPAs and one I find myself going to when there are not very many option.
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from tap at Four Peaks Brewing Company.
Aroma: moderate pine hop aroma.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-yellow body.
Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and moderately sour, citrus finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Great aroma, and well balanced taste--not overly bitter.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good thick head that retains well with some lacing. very good fresh hop nose. very good sweet hoppiness it just thin and lacking somewhere in there.
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange nose. This one goes both ways from the start, moving from a nice malt directly to both a light bitterness and orange overtones. I’d say its bipolar, but going both ways makes it sound more interesting.
kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unusual beer. Nice golden hue, great long-lasting head. The aroma is very tangerine citrus, but the taste is almost more like a carbonated juice! Very surprising.
jksipa (278) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brick in Phoenix. Pours clear copper with small head that clings well. Nice pine nose with citrus undertones. Medium silky body and medium carbonation. Medium bitterness from start to finish. Decent IPA but nothing to make it stand out.