MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold, large, puffy white head. Nose is highly oily grapefruit, bitter orange, a bit of caramel. Flavor is straight bitterness, like dry paper or envelope glue, bit or orange and candy as well merging into a toast finish with oily body.
Travlr (13269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of GT2, thanks! Final beer ofan epic local tasting. Hazy golden brown color, large white head, great lacing. Aroma of pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, grass. Nice.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL can thanks to blutt59. The pour is a hazy, deep orange looking odd in the glass. Very dirty but held up to the light it is quite a nice deep orange. Big, rocky yellow creme head. Great lace. Nose is mild detergent, sweet orange, flowers, sticky stale lemon drops and stale orange candies. Goes to old apple slices. Taste is sweeter, strange sticky lemon drops, astringent. Thickish mouthfeel, astringent and dry.
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can thanks to jzzbassman ! Pours a bright hazy amber orange with a small khaki head. Aroma is mango, tropical fruits, caramel, spice and sweet malts. Astringent spice bitterness wraps around sweet caramel malts and earthy hops. Nice IPA!
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and light orange. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange and light earthines with a smooth dry lightly bitter orange finish.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz can thanks to blutt59) opaque orange with creamy tan head. Nose is funk, orange, cream, and candied hops. Taste of umami, sweet citrus, mild pine, citrus pulp, pretty solid IPA! Oily body.
jrob21 (2668) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Music City Brewfest. Trending towards the sweet side with a decent caramel malt aspect and chewy grain. Hops are a little muted here with a faint floral aroma. Herbal and slight citrus finish.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent brew on tap. Not real pretty - dep orange color with almost no head. Nice strong hop bitterness although no distinctly flavorful. Citrus flavor and bitterness but not bright and grapefruity nor piney. Decent hop and malt balance. Good not great. Nice start though.
johnnnniee (2456) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in trade from GPHarris, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep shade of tarnished gold with a huge frothy alabaster head that recedes slowly and leaves chunky lace in its wake. Smells of citrus and a hint of pine, slightly earthy and a weird hint of menthol. Biscuit and toffee provide the malt backbone. Taste is citrus and earthy with an earthy herbal edge to it. Sweet caramel and biscuit play against the hops nicely without being asked. Medium body and level of carbonation, resinous sweet mouthfeel. Decent IPA, certainly not world class, but certainly easy enough to enjoy.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, no date but should be fresh. Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy amber with a large off-white head that retains very well and leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma is primarily apricots and peaches with some oranges, floral hops, some mango, a touch of pineapple and grapefruit, a good bread and caramel/toffee malt presence is there as well. Very good strength.
Flavor is grapefruit, orange marmalade, apricots, some resinous hops, decent caramel malt backbone offering light sweetness, finishes with solid bitterness. Pretty juicy IPA overall.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.
Very tasty IPA, one that I had been wanting to try since they started canning.