Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is rough piney/weedy/citrusy hops and a little malt. Flavor is sweet pale/caramel malt with earth, weed, and citrusy hops. Pretty nice balance. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate
emacgee (4491) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks turd for sharing. Pours cloudy reddish orange with one finger of sticy sandstone head. Nose is malty with a piny hop character and resinous oily character. Flavor is oily with a piney character, more body than I’d like.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice IPA. I enjoy the series gives a good example of what each hop is. Pours big and bright and orange. Great taste well made. Aftertaste is a little harsh
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from BevMo - Pours a hazy amber color with a thin off white head. Faint spotty lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is pine and citrus hops, esters, and a little bit of malt sweetness. Finish is somewhat bitter and dry. Light to medium body. A nice IPA.
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle...thanks Tim! Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of citrus, some earthiness, and some rinds. Tastes of citrus with some light caramel.
StefanSD (2247) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle from bevmo. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off-white head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is pungent with fresh hops that evoke grapefruit, oranges and some green chlorophyll. The taste is overtly bitter and follows the nose with good citrus character set in a caramel malt backdrop. The palate is uneven and starts thin, the carbonation is lively and prickly. Finishes long and harsh. Overall: Good, but ruined by a harsh finish that I found distracting.
TURDFERGUSON (4030) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks Baker! Deep glowing orange with a spitty dense white head. Smells of lemon, burnt sugar, citrus, earth, peach, light butter. Flavor is slightly malty, watery, light citrus and finishes very bitter and ashy.
DYCSoccer17 (3551) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. Wow, the aroma on this is intense. Lots of mango, passionfruit, apricot, and pine needles. Wow. Is this 100% Citra? If so, I may have a new favorite hop. This isn’t too far off from Sculpin’s aroma. There is a light underlying malt sweetness. Transparent copper body with a smallish off-yellow head. Darker than I would expect. Starts with big piney flavors, before this gets a little peachy. The middle has some tannins and a chewy, roasted, almost burnt characteristic. Finishes with a good deal of bitterness that is more in the grapefruit and pine mold. Not a huge fan of the grain bill in this, but the hops are out-freaking-standing.
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange-red with white head, aroma has notes of tangerine, grapefruit, some lemon, slight pine and bready malt. Taste is full of piny and citrus filled hop oils, with notes of bready malt driving the sweetness aspect, finishing slightly bitter but not overly so, lots of nice hop notes throughout. Thanks baker!
marcus (8305) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a decent caramel malt base with an extreme piny hop bitterness. Not well-balanced, but pretty drinkable.