crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Caramel malt and candied citrus in the nose, doesn’t smell fresh yet I haven’t seen it before on the shelves in IL. Flavor is again caramel candy, low bitterness, floral hops. Seems to lack most citra character. My guess is it is both a bit old and their hop addition times and quantities just sucked.
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of floral and citrus hops. The taste was of pine and citrus hops, esters, and a little bit of malt sweetness. A very good IPA.
HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-orange amber color. Large, rocky off white pour. Aroma of strong lemon and tropical fruit notes. Bits of sugar cookie and oxidation. Flavor is fruity and bitter. Lots of tropical fruit notes. Mild sweet malt. Nice carbonation. Finishes long and bitter.
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This isn’t quite the Citrus bomb that you would expect from a Citra hopped beer, In fact, the bitterness is more dominant; not that that’s a bad thing. There is a nice peachy middle taste that blends with a malt combo that reminds me of the malts used in Founders I.P.As.. Speaking of Founders, I prefer the Centennial single hop I.P.A to this one but I would definitely buy this again.
wlajwl (5444) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus-orange, tropical fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, lemons, malts and a long and very dry/mildly tangy finish.
Strykzone (6223) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Dark copper in hue with a robust beige head. Nice lacing remains. A big citrus aroma with bready caramel. A really big citrus hop flavor. It is tart and biting. Not so much bitter as expected. Grapefruit and some fairly big malts. The hop profile takes this close to Double territory. The Citra hop stands up just fine by itself but this is becoming over done. Still, this is tasty and a nice showcase for the hop.
RobertDale (5100) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a darker orange with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel. Taste is lemons, grapefruit, caramel, peaches, and grass. Dry finish. Nice.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, orange, bread, peach, pine, grass, grapefruit, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.
blutt59 (6426) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber orange color with creamy foam head, creamy buttery caramel and waffles with tropical undertones, sweet finish
thirdeye11 (5958) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) deep copper, soapy white bubbles. Nose of honey, light citrus bitterness, funky, cream, smells nice. Taste of simcoe even though it’s not, lemon, grapefruit, honey. Like it cause it tends towards sweet. Oily body.