MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler de 750 ml, merci beaucoup à David et Catherine. Arômes intenses d’agrumes (écorce d’oranges, pulpe de pamplemousse). Il est difficile de séparer ce qui vient du houblon et ce qui vient directement des agrumes. Robe blonde pâle et trouble, effervescence moyenne et peu de mousse. En bouche, le houblon se montre généreux et aromatique, tout en agrumes. Le malt montre de belles notes de céréales (du blé?). Finale mariant habilement une belle amertume houblonnée à une belle pointe d’acidité. Peut-être pas tout à fait du niveau de la Friendship and Farewell, il s’agit tout de même d’une bière remarquable.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at the source and a 2L to go. Pours a hazy opaque yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is really fantastic... Fresh orange peel, grapefruit, hay, and lemon. Taste is super clean and refreshing and runs the gambit of citrusy goodness. Mild carbonation and a slightly dry bitter finish. This might be the best IPA I have ever had.
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clouded yellow. Nice compact on finger head with good lacing left behind. Smells of fresh hay and citrus. Taste is smooth all the way across nice effervescent bubbles. Love the citrus hits and the hop bitter finish. I could drink this all day. Reminds me a lot of S&S #4.
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oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a growler consumed 3 hours after being filled- big thanks to Paul! The pour looks like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice- ultra hazy with hints of orange. The head is massive and pillowy, lasting throughout the glass. Grapefruit juice and orange peel lead to bursting resinous juicy fruit and dank herbals. Very pithy and assertive while maintaining beautifully delicate sessionability. A light body is augmented by caressing carbonation that provides excellent bite and finishes ultra dry. Great acidity- super fresh and vibrant.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, thanks to cypherenigma
Poured a hazy apricot color with a half inch of head.
Nose was citrus , orange and grapefruit with a hint of papaya
Taste was extremely juicy mixed with the bitterness of grapefruit pith. Slight sweetness from the orange in the after taste.
Overall this was delicious. Top 3 hf ipa next to abner and society 5
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 On tap at Worthy Burger. The keg they had kicked in 5 hours. Everyone was ordering this back to back! So good.
Arrived with a 3 finger white pillow top head that faded to some nice lacing. It’s a cloudy bright orange.
Nose is full of a great balance of wheat, pine and orange zest. I detect a bit of Simcoe and some jolly rancher sweetness.
Taste omg. Srsly Shaun? Whoa. Incredible. Not since I first tasted Abner a year ago or Society 5 in the Fall have I tasted an IPA that has so much simplicity and perfection. It’s this simple bright citrusy IPA with a very clean almost sparkling water finish. In between is this explosion of juicy hops, a hint of spice and almost a borderline grapefruit acidity with citrus that could be confused with pineapple.
Despite being 6%, it has enough alcohol to tell you this is an IPA. It’s the simplicity of Edward with juiciness of society 5 and the bitterness of abner all rolled into one and I love it. Wow.