scotchzombie (357) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold more yellow than orange with a tall foamy white head. Wet lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus and peach. Taste is quite balanced and rich. Active on the palate in terms of carbonation. Slightly sweet citrus upfront - peach and orange with some floral - and solid caramel malts. Grapefruity hop bitterness follows with an astringent finish and a dry, bitter aftertaste. I like this beer. It is sort of a half-imperial.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is well constructed and has a smooth dry aftertaste. It is medium bodied and well made. Fairly middle of the road taste.
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a medium clear orange. Spicy grassy and herbal hops in the scent. Very tasty, spicy herbal hops, grass, tropical fruit and citrus. A solid all around IPA.
Zymurgeist2 (1080) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bar in PHL airport. Clear gold with a white head that dissipated quickly but left a dusting across the top. Malt and hop aroma and flavor are balanced, and this could use a little more hop assertiveness. Dry finish. Moderate alcohol warmth present.
hman43 (379) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
it pours a golden color with an orange tint to it. A full bodied head was accompanied with it in an off white. It has a caramel and dry hops that isnít overly aromatic like others in this class. The taste has floral and citrus tastes with caramel blended in.
SotallyTober (19) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a hazy orange pour, with a thick white head. A tropical fruit, and spice aroma. There is an orange, grapefruit, caramel, and floral taste. Was a little past the best by date, but wasnít too bad. Would like to try a fresher batch next time.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
disclaimer: apparently the date on the bottle (otherwise unmarked) is a best by, not bottled on. so this beer was well past itís prime, though freshly bought. high expectations and a bad 1st impression of this one. for the record, english ipas arenít my first choice. the hop aroma at 43 degrees is nearly non-existent, and the beer poured as close to yellow as orange. athe flavor was better, fruit up front, with some bitterness in the finish. well rounded if not exceptional. the aroma opened up, but took far too long to do so. i can kinda sorta see why some people really like this one, but for me, it was close to average. not enough hop aroma or flavor for an IPA, and a slight disappointment from Great Lakes, of which there are few."
bnwokedi89 (43) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma of this beer is extremely hoppy and smells like an array of herbs. The hops over power this beer to the point that all I taste is a bitter after taste. This is by far one of the stronger India Pale Ales I have tasted. Appearance-wise the color is golden with a cloudy disposition. Minimal head and minimal carbonation/fizz.
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BillaFly (9) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at PA Oktoberfest. Great tropical hop aroma. Light malty body. Tastes a lot like my home brew IPA.
miyauchi38 (318) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20