ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 nightís 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 wasnít kidding about this having an amazing aroma. There are tons of tropical fruits - mango, cantaloupe, apricot, papaya - that explode aromatically. I will say, this isnít quite as vibrant as it could have been if it had been super fresh or from a growler, so sadly I canít 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. Iíd 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: Iíd buy the shit out of this if it were readily available in my area. Honestly, however, I donít know if Iíd seek it out, only because this supposedly falls off fast and hard. Still, this is very much a must try.
echudy (38) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very solid IPA in both scent and flavor. The color is a little bland, but the scents bring out strong hop and citrus notes. Not much bitterness, decent hop flavor and and bit of ale aftertaste.
GIJOE (771) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light copper with a frothy white head. Nose is somewhat malty with floral hop notes. The hoppy bliss is magnified in the semi-bitter taste. Long grassy finish. Very nice.
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EatMore73 (22) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with an average size white head. Wonderful aroma of fresh citrus hops. The flavour of floral hops and citrus is fresh and delicious.
trapped (1132) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ The Shannon Rose. Slightly cloudy amber color, large creamy off-white head, faint floral hops aroma, low carbonation, lavender like flavored hoppy taste, long hoppy finish. Quite nice.
Gearz (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral nose with a silky mouthfeel.
Good silky mouthfeel with nice carbonation that attacks the sides of your tongue.
Pine, citrus, grapefruit tastes that linger for quite a while after each sip. Very nice IPA. I think a west coast IPA by taste.
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capecod (17) - - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting. Golden hue from a 12 oz pour. Subdued herbal aroma. I get a sweet up front taste which morphs into a less than average bitterness for the claimed style...Iím not sure Iíd quite classify as an india p.a., could just as easily be a pale ale.
But in any event, fairly complex and good.
drsandman (542) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear pale orange peach, creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, creamsicle, pine, grass, caramel. Flavor is bready malt, citrus, light caramel, bitter pine. A very nice classic clean ipa, very enjoyable.
bigtaster (758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, slightly couldy orange peach color with an medium sized off-white head that dissipates slowly. Aromas include, pine sap, lemon, mango, grass. Medium body, moderate sweetness, nice bitter finish, slightly dry, lemongrass on the finish. Moderate carbonation, caramel sweetness, oily. Overall nice tropical and earthy hop aromas with good amount of hop bitterness that is well balanced by the malt.
UM02 (328) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicate IPA with a citrusy bitterness that is upfront but does not overpower the malt. Not complex but refined and delicate.
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and draft. Golden pour with white head. A few years ago this was a citrus and floral hop bomb(3.9) lately this has been a lot less bright, and more malty.