Excalibur123 (237) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muestra bonito color naranja oscuro con media cabeza de espuma de burbuja grande que perdura unos mms en la copa; en nariz aromas a lúpulo, manzana verde, hojas de pino y pomelo. En boca entrada media con moderado amargor que se disipa rápidamente dejando notas dulces a malta en el pos gusto, buen cuerpo con carbónico bajo, pos gusto un tanto seco cuando va cogiendo temperatura, buena ipa.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a glass. Amber pour. Pine, grapefruit and citrus flavor. This is a very enjoyable beer.
ccex (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Undated 22 oz bottle (7.3% ABV) pours a hazy orange with billowy white head that lasts a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is strong with citrus hops, a bit of pine, and some bready biscuits. Taste is bitter at start and finish with enough sweetness in the middle to keep this one from being simple. Body is medium with average carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky. I’m so glad I found this in an out-of-the way store, and will go back to but up the rest of their discounted yet still fresh-tasting stock.
Darkmagus82 (1913) - - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer From BA review on 4-27-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a huge
billowy white head. The head had large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It faded very slowly to give a fair amount of lacing.
Smell – A good helping of hop aroma. While mainly citrus in nature there were aromas of some earthy and pine notes. In the background of the smell there is a light biscuit aroma as well.
Taste – The flavors follow the nose quite well. Up front there are nice citrus hop flavors, largely grapefruit in nature, with a good biscuit base. The hop flavors actually lighten in the middle leaving a window for a light citrus sweetness to come into play. More toward the end some hoppiness comes back. The grapefruit hop makes a resurgence and this time is mixed with pine and some earthy flavors leaving a pleasing middle of the ground hop flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – A very creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess really allows the hop flavors to sit on the tongue. Very nice for the style and flavors.
Overall – Nice flavors and a great mouthfeel make for one very nice drinking brew.
anthony850 (326) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a smoother IPA with a hop kick
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ansalon (1709) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a low white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, resin, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is peach, apricot, caramel, grapefruit, pine. Mouthfeel is somewhat sprightly with medium carbonation, slightly coarse.
fakebeersnob (206) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Considering I can get Founders or a few other IPAs for cheaper than this, I do not believe I will be buying it. Solid IPA. Smell was of slight citrus. Taste is pine and citrus. Good hop bitterness at the end. On IPA standards it is definitely not the most bitter, but it ranks higher than some of the more mass produced IPAs that are springing up. Glad I tried it, but I can get comparable IPAs in 6 packs for the same price as the 4 pack. Nothing unique enough to push this one higher - just a solid IPA.
sturmthis (750) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Darker amber color with almost no head. Grapefruit aroma. Pine flavor overpowers the tropical fruit. Very smooth though. Good, although not my favorite flavor for an IPA.
CacheManyHose (310) - HONG KONG - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Bottle Shop, drank at home. Amber with minimal white watery head. Smells of malt and icy hop, piney and lightly musty. Tastes very West Coast IPA, deeply bitter piney hop with a bit of malt and a crisp slick body. Nothing too special - I feel like I've tasted many iterations of this beer before - but very good nonetheless.
HKdIPA (364) - HONG KONG - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Translucent copper pour. Bit cloudy - maybe not that fresh. Aroma is spicy citrus and pine hops. Taste is similar - big and very hoppy bitter at first. Lasting bitterness. Not bad but had higher expectations - maybe an older bottle.