Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I first tried this at a live theater, on tap, from a plastic cup. I was pleasantly surprised. Next time from a bottle with a proper glass, deep golden,off white head. I like the strong hops. I have a friend bring me a 6pk whenever he visits from Naperville, IL.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hyatt Downtown
Very nice appearance and great head retention. NIce hop aroma, but could be more evident. Very hoppy taste, citrusy with grapefruit accent. Bitterness well balanced with malt.
beeebon (140) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the first American IPA I ever tried and over here along with Sierra Nevada APAitís one of the most easily obtainable good American beers. It pours. It pours with a minimal off white head and has a dark golden amber colour. The smell is floral hops and citrus with pine. The taste is very good indeed initially citrus and pineapplewhich stays with you as mild sweet malt flavours enter before the dry refreshing hops add the bitterness which stays throughout the finish. It is very very drinkable and I would definitely suggest this as a good first IPA for people to try, whilst for me personally itís one I think I will always come back to.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a bottle. Aromas of pancake syrup and old bong water. Golden color with a white head. Sticky-sweet flavor with a bit of piney hop aftertaste. This is one of the worst IPAs Iíve ever had.
PictouRx (138) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this in NYC, at Joshua Tree bar, I was surprised this was so good. It pours gold color, decent head. It had floral, caramel aroma, slightly bitter hoppy tones in the taste. A smooth beer overall, I would drink this regularly on tap.
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, orange, apricot aroma. Pours orange in color with a white head. Soft palate, no very carbonated with medium body.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 nice aroma, good initial hop flavor. then turns dry and slightly sweet hiding hop flavor and the maltiness that I expected. finnished sweet slightly dry
Madsen1635 (137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with significant white head. Sweet notes from the malt but also significant hoppy notes. Bitter finish
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a very sessionable crisp, fantastically hopped beer. Is bronzy orange in colour with a nice white had givig good lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine, grassy hops and slight orange/citrus peel. Reminds me a bit of of sweute in mincemeat with fern leaves. Light with adeuqate grassy cirtusy hops and grainy malt. Good medium body with refreshing carbonation. Very nice ipa
mcclainc50 (135) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light amber color with light head and medium lacing. Fruity aroma with a bit of hops but misleading as there is a bitter note to this beer that overtakes all other flavor that I personally donít care for.