BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this IPA had a clear orange-copper pour with some burnt orange colors at the sides of the glass, and made a lasting three finger faint off-white head that had a little orange tint to the bubbles, the head receded to a thick cover (head was made up tiny bubbles with many bigger bubbles, swirling the glass made a thicker cover), the glass had plenty of carbonation with a good center stream and some other streams in the glass, this drink left nice spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
there were aromas of toasted malt, light orange fruit, light bread, citrus and fruity hops, bread and malt sweetness,
it had flavors of toasted malt, a little grain, light orange fruit with citrus and grapefruit hops, there was a little fruit and bread sweetness,
the finish had a hop bitterness that dried the palate,
it had a less than medium mouth feel and felt creamy on the tongue,
a nice, tasty IPA.
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours hazy orange with a one finger light tan head. The aroma is very citrus rich with orange and grapefruit prominent. The flavor has high bitterness with assertive grapefruit character, a medium body, and a long bitter finish. Excellent IPA.
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This begins with a nice hoppy aroma, with some pine and citrus notes. It pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Nice blast of hop bitterness, with just a touch of malts to balance it out. The bitterness lingers for quite some time, with a solid body to support it. A very nice, everyday drinkable IPA.
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt and hop aromas of cereal, roasted, caramel, pine and grapefruit, lght soap for the yeast with date and brown sugar in the background. Heas is large, frothy/fizzy, light beige with excellent thick lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear medium amber. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic to start, and finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate medium, slick with a soft to lively carbonation. Great balance between the malt and hops in the aroma, and very well rounded flavors in this superb IPA.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops a bit too unbalanced. The hops dominate, of course. Aside from the citrus, pine, and dirt aroma, there is a distinct foot smell. The citra hops are underwhelming.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange amber color, aroma of caramel, citrus fruits, flavors of sweet caramel, citrus hops, good balance, dry, lingering bitter finish, enjoyable IPA
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pungent hop aroma. Good if you like the particular hop combo, but I was not a fan. Taste was bitter with a nice caramel flavor and the same strong hop flavor that was on the aroma. Mouth feel was decent and slightly creamy, aftertaste was lingering and sudzy.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fair white head covers the cloudy, rather pretty darkish gold. Green, gently catty, citrusy nose with a certain dank aspect to it is not necessarily all that intense, but nicely accentuated by the malt which pleasantly remains in the background and merely serve a support role. Nice texture, it’s relatively thin, but punctuated by myriads of efficient medium-sized bubbles which all contribute to drying the palate out. Rather than being straight up bitterness, the finish feels bubbly and somehow diminished by hints of chlorine and soap - like the best flavor compounds were best delivered by the aroma than the post-taste in whic the negative aspects are flashing. A drinkable animal, but the finish seems a bit off and it seems that if they meant to take the minimalistic in terms of hops, they could have extended the boundaries a little further with their hop aroma extraction.
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured an orange amber color with a thin covering of off white head. Aroma has earthy hops, resins, caramel, flowers, and malt. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation average. Flavor brings on resins, pine, medium bitterness, some malt, and citrus touches. nicely done ipa leaning a bit to the bitter side and leaving me wondering where the delicious dry hops have gone.
patricks110 (2228) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really tasty little IPA. Pours a sparkly golden orange in the body with a massive fluffy off white head that leaves sticky lacing everywhere. The nose is sweet and nicely hopped up with big citrus fruits and resin notes. The flavor while not overblown at all, has a great floral and citrus hop taste. Overall, not insane hoppy or resinous, but tasty for sure.