jaymobrown (1768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a nice golden yellow color with an explosive white head. Big hop nose that follows through in the taste but balanced wuth bread yeast and grain flavora.
UXO (910) - CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a foamy white head, good retention, and moderate lacing. Nose is light pine and citrus hints balanced with light cereal malt. Taste leads out with sweet caramel and biscuit, becoming moderately bitter with pine and citrus notes. Medium body, slightly sticky and astringent, with a slightly tart, mildly warming finish.
A little maltier than I prefer my IPAs, but still nicely balanced and quite drinkable. Relatively light in both aroma and flavour, with no west coast funk.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Bottle ][ 22oz ][ GCurlow ][ Trade Bonus ][ Sierra Nevada Buttplug Glass ][ 6.27.14 ]
>> Pours a clear amber with large, off-white foam. Okay retention and big lace. Nose is lemon tea, Liptonís, floral orange. Taste is Liptonís tea, paper, apple skin. Papery, stale.
>!< stale, toothpaste, apple, tea
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is grassy and grainy, with just a bit of floral elements to it. Taste is actually a little bit sweet up front, with only a slight bitterness on the back end. Tastes a bit weird, to be honest.
drjay44 (3033) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium thick tiny bubbled, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a tiny particle laden amber (SRM 10) body......nose is light pine, resin, citrus hints, light cereal, balanced,.....taste is lightly sweet, with toffee/caramel tones, light cereal, becoming moderately bitter with pine, citrus notes, nicely balanced......mouth feel medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol, slight astringency, moderate acid finish. This is a nicely balanced thoroughly drinkable beer. It is light to the style in both aroma and flavors with the hops being used with a gentle hand making it more of an east coast style. A redo of the hop backbone, with more aroma and flavor variation would create a better beer. Given the particle laden aspect, perhaps it was mis-handeled. BJCP 7/2/13/4/6
cfrancis (2758) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden yellow with a small frothy white top. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Taste is a blast of citrus hops followed by floral all backed with caramel malt and some orange zest. Great.
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with light piney notes is pretty refreshing. Taste is also a mix between some citrusy hops with nice floral undertones, some light piney notes and some light caramel malt notes with a dry finish and light bitter notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good Northern West Coast IPA.
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. A slightly hazy gold pour, head is creamy, white. Good lacing in the glass. Citrusy nose. Taste has clean malts, citrusy hops, mild pine. Aftertaste is citrusy, good bitterness. Pretty smooth and enjoyable overall.
Beaver (1485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet bready malts with some minty, leafy, piney hops.
The flavor is sweet earthy malts with a big resiny, slightly tarry, bitterness with a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, decent IPA. Iím not a huge fan of the hop profile.
MunBro (842) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor im YEG. Aroma of hops and pine with a crisp citrus note. Taste is a bit muddled. Would really like it to have more tanginess or crispness. Lacking a bite of some kind to really distinguish itself.