thicksuds (448) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice IPA, great pour and sudsy, hop profile is very nice, above average for sure, nice bitterness and sweetness as well, nicely balanced, good from beginning to end, very pure tasting IPA. All in all above average and something I would recommend.
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber/gold color witha medium tan head...good lacing and retention. Aroma has citrusy orange and spice...a bit of pine. Flavor has some pine and tea notes...caramel malt backing...good bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy...finish is dry and spicey/piney.
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a white head and decent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, resin and bread. Taste is kind of sweet and moderately bitter with more bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with mild head slightly hazy disapating shortly with a ring and spotty lacing.
Aroma is hoppy with orange/tangerine fruit maybe some floral and spice.
Taste is good with refined fruit citrus like hops nothing bright tart or crisp,more smooth soft and refined some toast and light carmel with a mellow citrus bittering,seems less carbonated then most ipa’s.Pretty sessionable ipa.Nice lingering smooth citrus,pretty refreshing pretty juicy.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think I got this from Sam’s, Durham. Nice earthy pour, a deep amber with a silky, creamy head. Modest lacing and not too much of a sticky feel to the beer. Very soft nose given what I expected, malty, bready, and tea-like from the dry hopping (at times I could’ve sworn there were Fuggles used). Mouthfeel is full and creamy, could have used a slight bite perhaps but I enjoyed it as is. Flavors were just okay to me, with a fairly one-dimensional bitter yeast and hops strain that gets submerged too much in the bready undertones. Unlike some raters, I didn’t at all get much Citra assertiveness, which woulda been nice. Okay.
tia (1142) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with foamy dissipating head. Actually smells a little like chlorinated water plus chiviness. Yay chives, boo chloro. Tastes a bit soapy plus bitter. Feels a bit soapy, too. Nice bitter finish. Heard good things, didn’t quite live up to them. But at least decent.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, Test Batch #4. Poured sunset orange with a nice cap of sticky khaki head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit and pine resin over mostly biscuity malts.. not bad, but a bit too malt-centric. The flavor found biscuity malt, caramel, and a pinch of honey at the core.. resiny pine and citrus bitterness around.. more of the pine on the finish. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. bitter and grainy in the end.. OK feel and flow.
halfonit (1214) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve heard good things about this one and I’m finally happy to get my hands on some. Pours a clear deep and dark rustic golden color with a slight amber. Thick white head which has been receeding now for about 5 minutes. The aroma that I smell is of crisp and fresh hops, a little orange peel, woody barley, and bread. Nice, thick palate. The hop flavor here tastes more of a cascade hops (a little dryer) than centennials (a slight citrus balance) than the aroma would lead you to believe. There’s a good earthiness that kind of surrounds everything. Nice and weedy. Surprisingly hoppy tasting for 65 IBU’s. Leaves a dry/sourish finish. Overall this is a good one!
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark amber..Nose is hoppy, citrus, sweetness, orange, floral, pine..Taste is sweet and bitter With hops, citrus, sugar, grain..Palate is bitter and sweet
mmmbeer (1291) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle into a shaker glass it was consumed- poured a heavily murky copper/brown color, several frog eyes with a ring of white upon the liquid surface for a head, aroma of a whole lotta pine and citrus with some light caramel in the background. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt does not have as much caramel as you would expect, middle is a fine and high hop wave that because stringently acidic on the finish. Good brew- good times!