AndyReynolds (1078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good ipa. Plenty of fresh hops, pine, grass clippings, and malt. Notes of pepper and caramel.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz tulip @ Jose Pistolas
Poured a hazy orange with a small one-finger head. Nose was a strong orange/mango and hops but with a piney backbone. Taste was initally sweet - orange, grapefruit and mango with some pine and malt. Finish was with some mild and pleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium and a little sticky. Carbonation was good. I had tried this from a bottle before and this is SO much better. I am anxious to try a bottle again to see if it comes close to this, which is a VERY good left-coast style IPA.
AskForJenny (1044) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 BB Jul 10 12oz - Floral nose, watery mouthfeel. Hops at end with a dusty, dirt note preceeding. Nice ale.
mansquito (4356) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
American Beer Distro: Pours a hazy orange color with a thick, slightly off-white head. Strong floral aroma along with citrus, substantiated by floral and earthy hops. In the mouth it begins with a full frontal hop attack sustained by a thorough bitterness throughout, coupled with sweet citrus and floral elements. Overall, a rather good IPA. I wonder if it is really 8% alcohol... doesnít seem like it is...
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this is a beautiful looking beer to me. Itís cloudy, golden honey appearance is just mesmerizing to look at. Itís nose is overwhelmingly grapefruit followed by perfume. And just beyond that, is cookie. It is heavily bitter from beginning to end. I am not a hop head, and my palate was quickly exhausted, but Iíd recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in IPAís!
jtclockwork (11281) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like a mashed up barley swig. Copper pour. Very substandard in my opinion. Rated 4/19/10
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Sweet citrus nose, color is amber, white head, flavor of grapefruit, hops, grass, medium bitter finish. Decent.
RPKLove (105) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. A little too orange in terms of an IPA ( Why this is I do not know). The aroma is very pleasant...citrusy, sweet, hoppy. However, the taste is a little too sweet for me. This is not a particularly well balanced beer. It is sickly sweet to begin with then finishes very fizzy and bitter. Good overall, probably very good for many, but as I wrote earlier, just a little too sweet and unbalanced for me.
BigBeer45 (1344) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
has a orange-copper pour with some amber hues, I see some haze, made a creamy-foamy slight off-white two to three finger head, there are generous bubbles in this brew, left generous lacing on the sides of the glass, there was no sediment in the bottle but this beer was hazy,
plenty of hop aromas, floral and grassy with orange, lemon and grapefruit, faint caramel and bread in the background,
flavors of grassy, pine and citrus hops with some bread and lemon, little sweetness,
very dry with grassy hops that trail after the finish that leaves a herb like bitterness on the palate, very little if any sweetness,
appears to be a lot of dry hoping in this beer, this is a hop forward IPA.
Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice IPA, has a good body, pine/floral hop taste and aroma with a hint of spice.