jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of vin. Pours a bright orange with one inch white, fluffy head. Aroma is fresh citrus hop, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is so refreshing, flavors are much more tropical then the aroma suggests; notes of orange, apricot, grapefruit, lemons, and citrus hops.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent citrusy aroma. Nice, cloudy orange color common to good ipas. Sweet on the nose, yielding to a gentle grapefruit flavor and a slightly bitter finish.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks amigo! Pretty clear, fluorescent orange appearance with a white head. Potent grapefruit citrusy, light ganja, a touch resins, floral hoppy aroma. Rich grapefruit creamy, orange citrusy, a bit piney ganja hoppy flavor with a lingering dry finish. Nice beer.
arminjewell (9151) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Hopseeker! Hazy orange-yellow pour with nice fluffy 3-4 fingers of white head, aroma brought notes of big tropical fruit with big pineapple, mango, touch of grapefruit, and passionfruit notes, hints of orange but a nice floral and pine note in there, hints of caramel and biscuit to back but this is all about the hops. Taste is nice fruity hops with some mango, pineapple, touch of biscuit and bread, slight floral and fruity notes, touch of slight spice, finishing fairly bitter but the sweetness of the hops counteracts it well. Nothing crazy or over the top but very well made.
sloth (2719) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, white rocky head that lasts and leaves plenty of lace behind. Initial pour was a lightly hazy blond color. Final pour got a lot hazier. Nice fruity nose with notes of pineapple and citrus. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation, lil oily on the palate, light resinous notes. Fruity hop flavors, citrus, tropical, melony notes with hints of pencil shavings, cedar and light peaches. Fairly juicy and enjoyable. Lightly sweet finish with a tame hop bite. Surprisingly tame for a west coast Dipa. Bomber from IrishBoy, thanks Richard!
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by the guys at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hazy darkish gold. Mixed resin/citrus aroma. Smooth flavor that’s about the same. There’s lush fruitiness, and a large amount of hop. Extreme, but not burning, hop level in the finish. Excellent.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A bittersweet fruity (mangos + tropical fruits) IPA. Very good even if a bit sweet
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase and quickly sent to me by Alen, thanks a lot Alen
The look: Cloudy dark blonde ale topped by a medium white head with good retention
In long: Nose has plenty of mangos, some other tropical fruits, some cat urine (I get that from most IPAs that make heavy use of Citra) and some light notes of pine-tree. Taste is bready pale malts, residual sugars, a bit of bubblegum, dried fruits, tropical fruits. Bitterness level is only medium. Very tasty. Unfortunately the after-taste has a little too much residual sugars. As of this writing the two heavyweights of the “blonde Citra Double IPA” sub-genre is this one and the Hill Farmstead Double Citra. They both have a very similar flavor profile but I find that the Hill Farmstead is more aromatic, has a more pronounced fruitiness and feels a little less sweet. Still, this Ken River is a very good beer, almost excellent. Yet another top-rated Californian IPA, so I guess what you guys are saying is that they make great hoppy beers in California… no kidding… tell me something I don’t already know. Like how to behave like a responsible adult for instance.
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super Fresh Bottle. 420th rating, fitting beer. Enjoyed this beauty with my brother on Easter Sunday while watchin the Masters. Pours an ultra cloudy and hazy orange, lively carbonation, medium white head with tons of tiny bubbles. Soapy and thick lacing. Aromas of tangerine, fresh pine, tropical fruits, oak, cantalope melon, light notes of fresh baked biscuit, earthy and caramel malt. Taste is buttery tropical citrus infusion of kiwi, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and some cocconut milk. Perfect amount of bitter in the finish. Had some white oak jai lai characteristic but way juicier and more balanced. Not as sweet. Incredible.
Reynolds314 (3104) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DIPA heaven right here. Based on the aroma I was preparing to be dissapointed. Most IPAs that use copious amounts of citra have that huge tropical fruit aroma but this was muted. The taste more then made up for it though. Massive tropical fruits with medium sweetness and a sweet yet crisp finish. Love this hop and this beer.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pleasant ipa. Thanks to shinbone! Big hop flavors, sweetness, and bitterness is abruptly perfectly.