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.
Brentv (383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From can. Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus. Taste is almost dry, citrus, some maltiness, and light grapefruit bitterness. Dry light bitter finish. Nice.
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.
Hanuta06 (347) - 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.
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.
miyauchi38 (318) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (309) - 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.
maddmatt639 (277) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some retention and great lacing. A rather weak aroma. Smells of citrus hops and a slight sent of sweet malt. Tastes of stale hops and malt. Not the most enjoyable IPA. Hopefully it's just a bad batch.
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