ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to scottk1969 for the bottle! 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel artist tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a bit of yeast sediment floating about. The head is a beautiful two finger creamy white head with fantastic, almost Guinness-like texturing. Good lacing is left on the glass.
S: The hype train wasn’t kidding about this having an amazing aroma. There are tons of tropical fruits - mango, cantaloupe, apricot, papaya - that explode aromatically. I will say, this isn’t quite as vibrant as it could have been if it had been super fresh or from a growler, so sadly I can’t give it a 5 in good conscience.
T: The tropical fruits from the nose come through to the flavor - at first. Initial tastes of melon, grapefruit, and cantaloupe are quickly supplanted by a floral, piny bitterness. I’d like to see a little more citrusy notes and less piny bitterness, but this is still a great (but simple) IPA.
M: Tingly coarse at first, before leaving the palate quickly by a good clean dryness. Pleasant carbonation and drinkability.
O: I’d buy the shit out of this if it were readily available in my area. Honestly, however, I don’t know if I’d seek it out, only because this supposedly falls off fast and hard. Still, this is very much a must try.
EamonTheGreat (126) - USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So much aroma! This is a great take on an IPA. The floral citrus aroma smacks you in the face and doesn't let up. The taste is the perfect balance of floral character along with piney notes and a slight hint of orange citrus at the end. This is a great IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (1829) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jdb288. Bottled about a month ago. Pours a mostly clear amber-gold color with small foamy head. Aroma is pretty grassy and floral with hints of citrus and herbal hops. Tastes very floral and herbal. Pretty dry as well. Almost no sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Hints of citrus fruit hit in the finish. A pretty safe IPA with nothing to make it stand out to me.
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Tropical fruit and sweet notes. Clear gold with a rich white head. Sweet tropical fruit and a sweet pale malt backbone. Sweet, balanced and easy drinking.
thorongil2 (1158) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy bright orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit; honey; mostly dry flavour with a long medium bitter finish
themick002 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great flavor and overall taste, a must for all beer drinks. Goes down easy with no real bite or bitter aftertaste
Prufrockstar (821) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle with thanks to BoostIPA. Pours clear amber with some offwhite head. Aroma: soapy, caramel, lightly floral, copper. Taste: caramel sweetness, bitter finish, copper. Palate: Full, sluggish body with average carbonation. Overall: I missed out on all of these beers when I lived in Ithaca. I’ll give them another shot if/when I visit the town again -- I have a feeling drinking them on draft at the Chapter House or wherever the beers can be found would leave a better impression. At my kitchen table in Seattle, with a bottle on the verge of passing its "best before" date, my impression is "okay."
AndyW68 (1033) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near clear yellow gold with white head. Aroma is floral and pine. Taste is sour floral. Not my favorite ipa, but still a good beer.
thomat (1990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Mugs Ale House. Golden with a small white head.Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
warhawk91 (298) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Malted Barley in Westerly, RI. Hazy orange gold, sticky white head. Aroma is true to the name, pine and aromatic hops. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple come through. Taste is bitter up front smoothed by a crisp and malty backbone, orange and pineapple in the finish with lingering grapefruit and mild bitterness. Really nice
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25/V/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: "march" (no year) (2014-560) Thanks to Abu Nassim for the bottle!
Little cloudy deep orange beer, fizzy aery off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, sugary, bit soapy, floral, honey. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet start, caramel, pretty bitter, honey, ripe exotic fruits, sweet mango, bitter hops, somewhat piny. Aftertaste: bit sweet, honey, soapy touch, bitter hops, fruity.