fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Pours a slightly hazy burnt orangeish amber with a 2 finger creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves great lacing. Aroma is Great on the citrus, pine and floral trinity. There are also notes of burnt sugar, caramel, dry maple wood, and a hint of toffee. Flavor is pretty big on pine, citrus is a little more subdued with some floral hops. The hops are very well balanced and really pull off a great general hop flavor rather than being really strong on grapefruit, or pine, etc. That being said there is still a very high hop complexity level much fruitier than most. I even notice a neat cranberry like taste that is really interesting. The malt notes are there and very good, toffee, milk caramel, grain, and a little date nut bread, however they are definitely overshadowed by the by the fantastic hop carnival. The finish is very clean, the toffee notes follow the mor citric hop notes to floral hops and a burnt sugar aftertaste. The body is actually a little thinner than the flavor profile suggests. It is moderately sticky, pretty sweet, and warmer than I would expect from 7%abv. Overall this is probably one of the best IPAs around.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber color topped by a lasting off-white head. Nose of pine, tangerine, grapefruit, and caramel. Deeply bitter, the flavors include notes of pine and grapefruit. Loads of hop flavor. The finish lasts seemingly forever. Some lacing but not a ton. This may be the "hoppiest" regular IPA that I have had, though I wish it had just a tad of balance. Very good though.
homeslice (36) - , California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 Tap and bottles. Strong citric lemon peel aroma. Brown orange appearance and semi thick white top citric and tarty. Tastes of grapefruit and lemon with lasting sour conclusion. A strong and successful IPA.
douglas88 (6335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head and lots of lacing. The aroma is powerful citrus hops, some bitterness. Very fresh and nice. The taste is super smooth, loads of citrus hops, some pine, and a light bitterness. An excellent IPA. I wish this was locally available.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of strong sour citrus hops. Taste is like it smells, sour and hoppy, fantastic IPA.
Dandman629 (28) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thirst quenching copper color appearence. The aroma is much like the taste hoppy with hints of citrus fruit. Palate is nice, smooth and fulfilling! Definitly reccomend this brew!
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely hopped IPA. Delicately created brew which adequately will satisfy even the most far out hop junkie to be found. Simply Great!
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this IPA. Lovely, lovely C-hops and way over the top, backup up with just enough malty goodness. I have been enjoying them get awards over the last year since discovering Green Flash IPA 2yrs ago.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On CASK at San Diego Brewing Co. Dark amber, with very little head. Low carb, probably due to hand pump no doubt. Smells hop bombish. More hoppy nose than piny or sweet. Hops on the first taste, to sweet, to bitter. Nice.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a glowing hazy copper orange with quite a bit of sediment and a small off-white head. Aroma is bursting with hop oils and a nice grape fruit and pineapple. Slight caramel malt but mostly earthy and hoppy. Flavor starts out with the exact same burst of hop oils on the tongue and quickly moves to a a sweet and citrus fruity middle. Finishes with a nice dry hop bitterness that isn’t unpleasant but leaves you wanting to take another sip to start it all over again. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Delicious IPA, definitely top notch.