commonmac (984) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Happy Gnome with commonshawn although let the record show he had stopped drinking. Appearance is a dark orange with golden elements. Quarter finger head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and/or tropical fruit characteristics. Taste is citrus forward with a decent dose of hops. Approachable. Slight sweetness with a good effort put forth to hide the alcohol. Bitterness at the end but overall a pretty well balanced beer. Nothing stands out but I like it in general.
radio_nowhere (1344) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into snifter glass, clear golden-amber color with white head. Aroma notes of earthy/pine hops, grass, lightly floral and caramel malt sweetness. Taste adds resin, some grapefruit, light spices and herbal hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, dry, creamy with lingering earthy/pine bitterness. Very pine heavy DIPA, unsure of age due to poor "best by" labeling. If this is older I would love to try one fresh!
Christpuncher (2609) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy and pine notes dominate this ipa. Slight boozy bite at the finish. Smells earthy and piney. Pours gold with a white head.
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jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ambar brillante, anaranjado con un dedo de espuma. Aroma espléndido de vainilla, caramelo, pino y frutas tropicales. Sabor espectacular, con explosión de lúpulos: cítricos al principio, mango, flores, pino. Debajo un sólido esqueleto de malta (caramelo y vainilla) que proporcionan una base de dulzor para (intentar) compensar los intensos lúpulos. Cremosa en boca, suave con carbonatación media. Complejidad y balance casi perfectos.
madchemist83 (239) - USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight floral, citrus aromas. Golden amber with white head that dissipates quickly. Solid bitterness balanced well with malt sweetness. Slight alcohol notes. Mostly resin and pine in the taste. Ok overall. Far better examples out there.
Jrwhitney6 (432) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold with some foam. Traditional IPA nose - floral, citrus. Taste is heavy on the hops up front - no fooling around. There is a touch of grapefruit and then...bam - the bitterness kicks in. It's good - would like a little more balance between citrus and hops.
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mrol (229) - - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale gold, with small,white head. Strong floral hop aroma. Flavor is intensely bitter, with citrus notes and some malty sweetness.
AirForceHops (5780) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. So when I have a DIPA this good in a bottle, I have to rethink how often I want to buy a DIPA from a bottle. Normally I only want them on draft ( or freshly canned locals). Today I had two really nice bottled DIPA’s with questionable bottling dates that really have me shocked. I’m a confused individual about my IPA’s. This rant is for nobody but my own personal notes.
Aroma is tropical fruits, mild grass and subtle citrus. The flavor shows very nice balance yet still has the assertive hop punch and bitterness. Light floral upfront turning into tropical fruit and rounded out by citrus and just a mild touch of pine. Slightly dry texture with a minor hint of alcohol found in the tail end of the sip. A little bit of sugar found and a mild syrupy feeling. Overall I would seek this out on draft and would sample again happily.
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
great example of a well done west coast style IPA. sweet hops in the nose, hops are showcased in the flavor with a mild to high bitterness. easily would buy again...and again
natejgood (466) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Honestly, this beer looks like what I expect an IPA to look like. Aroma of piney hops along with a bit of sweet vanilla. The sweetness to the aroma is different for an IPA, but not in a bad way. Flavor is a straight up hoppy IPA all around. Pine, grass, resin and all the rest. Just a bit of malt in the background. Though this beer has a lot of flavor and is high gravity, it is still very crisp in the mouth. Props to Green Flash for that. In Montana we don’t see to have that many hopped up west coast style IPAs, so this is a good one to find here.