areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intriguing flowery aroma, from a light copper, well foamed beer. Some notes of malt in flavor, but mainly dominated by flowery aromatic hops.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a cloudy deep orange with a finger of white foamy head and some nice lacing.
The smell is lemony with a hint orange peel. A bit like a wet sponge with a hint of tangerine throw in as well. The sweetness is pretty sugary as well.
The taste is a bit citrusy but has a wash of dank flavor in the first sip. The second sip brings on some bitter flavor that accompanies the tangerine and orange flavor. Tangy and bitter almost at the same time. The tonuge is left with a mild, bitter aftertaste
The feel is refreshing in a hoppy way. The bite of this beer does take a bit to get used to. Going down well, this beer just slides down leaving only a mild bitterness. Not a bad IPA.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs orange with thin white head. Nose is huge sweet citrus, sweet sugar coated grapefruit and some toasty malt. Flavor is oranges, bitter lemon and grapefruit rinds. Mild malt character. Slightly thin. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by JCB. Pours dark gold with a white head. Wonder if this is a bit past its prime. Hops had a bit of a garlicky characteristic. Spicy citrus. Not bad, but not what I had hoped.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at varga bar. Solid gold pour with nice white head. Amazing orange and grapefruit with a vanilla perfume underrtone. Vanilla carries into a mild sweetness then a very sharp bitterness. Almost tastes like a double and the lcohol is hidden well. Solid IPA.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to OSCF for sharing this with the Carolina Crew. A nice gold pour with an appealing, sticky looking head. Lots of malt present in the nose, along with clean citrus aromas. The body was moderate. I found that the flavor, however, was a bit of a disappointment, with blandly chewy malts seeming to obscure the hop-liciousness.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is pine hops, citrus hops, with a bit of citrus and other tropical fruit thrown in. Taste is more subtle, with floral and citrus notes in the beginning and a strong (but not distracting) hop bitterness at the end. Surprisingly balanced, and very enjoyable.
emacgee (4422) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks oldstylecubsfan. Pours a translucent pale gold with a one finger offwhite head. The nose is very pungent and hoppy, citrusy, mango, grapefruit rind. Flavor is less pronounced and delicate, has a citrus rind bitterness, sweet, lacks carbonation.
coyotehunter (691) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Interesting smell, pouring a fairly clear yellow orange. Lots of floral hops in the nose, with a bit of citrus thrown in. Flavor is interesting as well. Brutal blistering on the tongue from the hops. Very solid IPA.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Bobbique: This is a very well balanced brew. Pours cloudy amber with thin white head. Fruity citrus in the nose. You just smell the hops trying to burst out of there. You can taste the citrus, floral character as well, and of course finishes with a great hoppy punch. Mouthfeel is acceptably oily and light body. One of my preferred IPAs, I think.