fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to JoeTheYounger for this extra!
Aroma:This smells really delicious. There’s grapefruit, sweet orange, apricots, peaches, and cotton candy sweetness.
Appearance:Deep amber color with slowly rising bubbles. Thick white head with small bubbles, and excellent lacing. I think it may be a little dark for an IPA.
Taste:There is a huge hop bitterness on the foretaste. After a few sips, and my taste buds adjust to the huge hop bite, I can begin to distinguish other flavors. I taste the fruity hops on the foretaste, with apricots, peaches, and oranges. The flavors get sweeter in the midtaste, and fade away gracefully in the aftertaste. There are some harsh hop flavors in the mid to aftertaste too, probably because this is a single-hop beer. Underlying everything is a sweet malty backbone.
Palate:This beer has a medium-thick body, good carbonation, and some hop astringency.
Overall:I really enjoyed this IPA, although I think it could be called a DIPA without too much work, as it’s darker, thicker, and hoppier than your average IPA.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours orange with a disappearing off white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, tropical hops with a touch of weed. The flavor is very bitter with tropical, grassy, weedy hops and a touch of toffeeish malt. The mouthfeel is a tad frothy with a strong bitter finish.
Razaroth (8) - Murrieta, California, USA - APR 19, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
vtafro (2173) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks Hophead22. Dark orange pour with tan head. Dank weedy aroma with some earthy and citrus tones. Earthy and grassy flavors. Wouldn’t be surprised if told some mj got into the brew. Nice and fresh ipa.
jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Nice citrusy hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler… Hazy orange ale with a small, white head. Fruity, floral aroma – pineapple, mango and peach stand out. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Heavily bitter and fruity. Finishes crisply and heavily bitter. Kudos to DuffManSW for floating the growler my way!
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 liter growler thanks to Tim, pours hazy reddish orange with a medium off white head......excellent lacing. Aroma is wonderful. Light citrus, dank grass and pine. Very earthy. Flavor is rich toasted malts and bitter pine nuts with a nice big grass and pine hop profile that dry the mouth out in the finish with notes of citrus peel coming forward. Very nice IPA.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight-forward IPA, nicely balanced and clean finishing. (Notes from a napkin). Thanks to Joetheyounger.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands.
This was a nicely done IPA: good citrus hops but nicely balanced.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2011 A growler from a friend. Gorgeous pour, really clear and great looking small head. The aroma was nearly absent, I couldn’t smell anything, which I found disappointingly remarkable considering a fresh growler pour. The taste had a lot of orange and lemon peel zest. Nice clear finish and if this is 7%, I could not tell, it went down crazy smooth. Overall a nice IPA, just surprised from no scents/aromas.
May 19th, bumped up from 3.6 to 3.9: This is a bomber and smells SO good, the Columbus is very inviting aroma, a very good enjoyable IPA!