bigda83 (326) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this as a throw in from a trade! Like the description says, this was "Just Outstanding". Pours orange and a bit hazy with a medium head and some sticky lacing. Smell is citrus, strong grapefruit, orange. Taste was more up front grapefruit and orange with a small amount of sweetness with a heavy bitter kicking in. Medium body and well carbed. Very happy that I got to try my first Kern offering.
Lothore (581) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yay, 50th IPA reviewed
A- Pours a beautiful sunset orange color with an absolutely massive, off white head that leaves tons of lacing on the way down.
S- Lots of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, slight breadiness
T- Grapefruit and orange/tangerine on the front end that lead to an absolutely tongue destroying bitterness that lingers.
M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
D- This is a treat for a hop lover. I really enjoyed it.
Ataraxia (407) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber golden color, dense frothy off-white head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits, mango, peach, and caramel malt. A bit sticky sweet in taste rounded with resinous bitterness. Oily, smooth, and almost medium in body. Finish is bitter and a little astringent
toxichop (419) - South Gate, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
S: Citrus, very floral, a ton of grapefruit, some pine and just a bit of biscuits. The smell isnt huge but it delivers nothing but hops. P: Golden amber with a thick 3 finger head. T: Very juicy beer, oranges. citrus, pine, bitter grapefruit, with thick malt in the table. M: Medium body with medium bitterness and a very sticky end. O: The name says it all.
hopwine (470) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid malt backbone with a little sweetness to balance the bright, juicy hop flavor. Really nice balance of bittering/ late addition hop flavor.
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at KRBC. A very nice hoppy aroma with a smooth malt and floral flavor balance. I could drink this all day.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the 2013 GABF. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus and pine. Smooth bitter finish
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer rocks! Awesome citrus, pine, and floral aroma! Taste is very well balanced with a nice dry finish, love the beer!
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark gold with a very small dissipating white head. Left a little bit of lacing behind on the glass.
The smell is the all-star on this one. Citrusy piney and a little bit of tropical fruit shine through. This is one of the top aromatic beers I’ve ever opened.
The taste is similar although not quite as powerful. The piney resiny hops shine through a bit more than the citrus and there is a little bit of a caramel malt background.
Mouthfeel and carbonation levels are both around average for the style.
Overall this definitely is an outstanding IPA.
Ontape (434) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Giving this a fresh write-up now that I’m finally drinking it again. This is a really nice IPA. Not your typical West Coast hop bomb. Balanced with a strong malt presence and well-rounded flavors. I usually don’t get too excited about malt-forward IPAs but this is just so tasty. Aroma is a bit subdued compared to the flavor but no complaints. Grab it if you see it.