1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice beer. Aroma is mostly citrus and pine with biscuity malts taking the backseat. Flavor. Wow. Bitter but drinkable. Nice citrus and pine with a great malt profile. Balanced nicely.
Roser (43) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance- clear honey gold. Decent medium bone white head that lasted a good bit. A little lacing, not much. Very pleasing/inviting to the eye.
Smell- clean, piney, floral, hoppy, citrus (grapefruit).
Taste- bitter hops up front. Malty, biscuity on the end. Big citrus wallop (grapefruit on the nose carries to the taste, big time).
Mouthfeel- medium body. Well balanced. A good bit going on here but very consistent throughout.
Overall- excellent! An outstanding IPA. Was a gateway beer for me several years ago when first getting used to this style, and has remained a "Big 4" for me over time (the other 3? Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’, Bells Two Hearted, 21st Ammendment Brew Free or Die). Also, very reasonably priced ($7.99 at Total Wine). An additional note, visit the brewery if you have the opportunity. A great tour and tasting room.
Firecape (43) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this to be a bit bubbly and light. Some citrus and floral aroma that did not really show up in the taste. Several people recommended this as very distinctive but I just didn't get it in the 4 bottles I had. Perfectly fine, if bubbly ipa but not great.
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deaddrifter (2) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good IPA. Strong hoppy aroma, but not too bitter. Definite have again when in the mood for hops.
citrus, hazy, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Copper-amber hue with a thinner white head. Full of pine an citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is lively, but much thicker for an IPA. Malt presence is shown more in feel than smell and taste. Pretty bitter.
rlgk (11818) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fresh citrus and peach aroma, grassy, passion fruit, hay, some biscuits. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral, peach, some mango. Rather refreshing.
audrey5432 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma, but bitter taste. Perhaps it is the citrus peel, it is a bit much. Would go well with thick steak smothered in mushrooms.
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sharkys. Pours hazy deep golden. Nice herbal hop aroma and well carbonated. Taste is grapefruit, some pine, and bitter finish. Pretty good IPA.
NoDirection (24) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good, but not great of a common IPA. I'd get it again if Dogfish Head or other better IPAs are available.
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Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a deep golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of tinned fruit, grapefruits and honey. Syrupy flavours, with citrus hop bitterness and dry grain. Finish was chewy malt, grassy hop and cereal.