ben4321 (5252) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location: Growler from Superstar Beverage - Huntington, 9/11/14
Aroma: The nose is resin hops dominant, with plenty of tropical fruit, quite hoppy and very clean
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a sheeting white head and nice lacework
Flavor: The flavor is lightly sweet/fruity, but leans much more toward the hop bitter side
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel, soft carbonation, and a long, dry finish
I thought this was an excellent IPA. It is quite dry and has a really enjoyable flavor. I am quite impressed by this one. It could be quite dangerous at over 7%. This is a very west cost style beer from a very east coast brewery.
ladnewton (1694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn NY on 3rd July 2013. Almost clear amber with white ring and film top/part lacing. Rich and intense hoppiness. Intensely bitter grassy hop in-mouth. Solidly hoppy bitter finish - very bitter in rear of mouth and tangy in front. Light mouthfeel and medium body.
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Big Z. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, tons of grassy hops (pot hops), tropical fruits and citrus. Flavor of tons of rich hoppy goodness and some citrusy hops as well. Very West Coast IPA and a good one at that.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a clear copper orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is full of pine hops with some light citrus hops, caramel malts, and a bit of bready malt.
T - Start off with lots of pine and grassy hop flavor with some bitterness. Through the middle some sweet caramel malt comes through with some stronger bitterness. The finish is a mix of caramel and bready malts with some grassy hop and some strong bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice big bitterness, almost a touch too much. Could have used a touch more malt to balance the big hop profile.
malrubius (2322) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from County Wide. Beautiful bright copper with head and lace. Citrus woody hop doughy aroma. Mild toasted crackery malt with assertive bitter citrus pine earthy woody very dry finish. Creamy medium body, low internal carbo. Excellent.
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is floral, grapefruit, honey/bready malt, candied lemon. Flavor is same plus some grassy and spicy notes. Really nice delicate balance til the finish which is mildly bitter.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange pour, 1 finger creamy head that sticks around. looks great! smells really good. piney with some orange and grapefruit. an intense bitterness with some pine. This is a pine bomb I guess. the mouthfeel is good with a pellegrino finish.
jflopsu (914) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold. Has a flowery hop aroma. Taste is very bitter with some wheat and citrus. Has a strong and lingering bitter aftertaste.
superspak (3979) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got in a BIF from beerloserLI. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice standard C hopped IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stumbled across this during Greenport’s Maritime Festival. Pours a clear copper with a decent, off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells sharply of grapefruit and a tad cat-pissy (but not in a bad way). Sharp, bracing and bitter married to a sweetness that comes through more in the finish. A decent example of brash, West Coast hopping from an East Coast brewer. Would buy TONS if more available. (Growler fill from tasting room at brewery).