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.
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear with a swirly off white foam. Citrus and floral hop nores in the aroma and flavor. Some spice. Fruity. Malty and yeast. Decent stuff.
bigda83 (32) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid IPA from Ithaca. This was the first beer I had of theirs and wasn’t disappointed. Nice hop aroma of flowers and fruits that follow in the taste with a sweetness in the beginning. Easily drinkable, I noticed none of that 7.5%.
HopBackDoc (473) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very herbal and floral aroma followed by a nice balance of citrus hops and sweet malts. Very easy drinking beer for an IPA, be careful and enjoy!
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA. Good balance of hop and little fruit malt. Just the way an IPA should be.
Firecape (22) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice floral iPa with some citrus notes that catch up later in your swig. Nice floral aroma to start and a bit of bitterness and citrus start and solid middle and crisp finish.
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Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at NERAX. Poured a nice hazy golden with white bubbles. Aroma is enormously peachy, with tons of tropical fruit, some citrus and a touch of caramel and malt. Taste follows a similar suit, with not a huge bitterness but tons of hop flavour - again really fruity and juicy. Smooth and not too dry. Delicious beer, I’ll seek this out again.
revolution2718 (156) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden yellow. Nose is floral hops, citrus, pine. Taste is rather balanced, citrus, lot of pine, strong malts balancing the hops, moderate to low bitterness for an ipa. Sticky mouthfeel, moderate sweetness. Pretty good. Refreshing.
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BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at JJ’s. I was excited to try something by this brewery and the IPA did not disappoint. Very much a high alpha west coast style brewed very well in the eastern zone.
codfishh (38) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pure a light gold with a fluffy white head, didn’t stick around long. Aroma is big floral aroma with lots of grapefruit. Taste is some light pine with lots of grapefruit flavor. Finishes super dry with an assertive bitterness.
Mouth feel is light body with medium carbonation. Great IPA.
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured golden color with white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Sweet fruity start followed by some bitterness in the swallow and a citrus finish on the palate.