VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Aaron for this one. Murky dark orange with a big white head. Aromas of sweet fruits, melon and peaches.Bitter to sweet. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice lacing and finishes dry.
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big blast of fresh Citra hops in the nose, blends with the others on the palate. Hooray for malts! Briefly sweet, hops galore. Damn tasty. One of my fav Single IPAs.
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dominated by hops - mostly citrus and pine resin but there is a light peach note. The citrus is mostly a grapefruit and line character. Some faint cracker malt notes in the background and hints of light caramel.
Pours a fairly clear orange copper with a slightly off-white head that slowly recedes to the edges. Decent lacing with small legs.
Flavor stars with some sweet malt character - cracker and light caramel. After the initial malt note you get a lot of hop flavor. Here the Amarillo really shows with some nice stone fruit notes. There is of course quite a bit of grapefruit and resin as well but the flavor has a lot more Amarillo character than the aroma. A bit of alcohol spice in the finish. Moderate bitterness lingers with the resin note. Finish is slightly sweet.
Medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Very low hop astringency and medium low hop bitterness.
Overall this is a pretty nice IPA. I prefer a bit less malt character and a drier beer but the hop character is pretty nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Moderate off-white head, unfiltered gold/apricot colour. Big tropical, grapefruit, pine and spruce hop aroma. Taste is a little more sweet than I was expecting, hops not as strong in the taste as the smell with more earth, resin and malt. Overall, hop bomb in the aroma with more balance in the taste.
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Thanks IrishBoy! Pours a slightly hazy butterscotch amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is mango, citrus, pine. Flavor is about the same, nicely tropical with mango and passionfruit notes. Light sweetness and light bitterness, Creamy, almost oily mouthfeel. Crisp light to medium bitter finish that leaves you wanting more. This is a good one.
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from Kenny at capitol beer. Color is light copper with a fresh hop aroma. Taste is bitter with a nice pungent pine finish.
Dodgrblu (606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster at Capitol Beer from Kenny’s collection, extremely dry, floral aroma.
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orangy golden color with a couple fingers of foam. Nice fresh hop aromas of citrus and some floral grassy notes. On the palate its well balanced and a pleasure to drink . Nice grapefruit and a touch of tight piney grassy bits. My favorite thing about this IPA is the mouthfeel. Nice touch of carbonation on the front,full creamy mid palate and a clean bitter finish.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big thanks to mrmiles for this unexpected extra!
A: Pours a hop-hazed amber/orange color with a massive massive fluffy eggshell color cap. Retention is as good as it gets. Absolutely awesome looking beer.
S: My favorite kind of IPA...Sweet tropical fruit and citrus aromas with lots of orange, grapefruit, mango, and tons of pineapple. Slight pine and resin as well, but less apparent.
T: Exceptionally balanced flavor with malts giving some caramel sweetness, and the hops give a solid bitterness. The flavor is really light and delicate, but packs a punch. Similar to Sculpin in that sense. The hops are very fruity- orange, lemon, grapefruit, pear, apricot, mango, and pineapple. Simply awesome...I live for these kind of IPAs. The yeast also adds a faint butter flavor.
MF/D: Medium body, very smooth and creamy going down. Carbonation is perfect and really compliments the hops.
Notes: Second beer from Kern River, with CITRA as my first. Both beers earned near perfect scores, and well deserving. Thanks again Miles!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Great Divide footed ale glass. Big thanks to SupoenaDeuces (Alex) for the hook up!
A: Pours a chilled amber color with golden straw hues around the edges. A thick and creamy pure white head forms on pour. It sits over one inch in height and very slowly recedes down the glass leaving huge sticky sheets of lace behind.
S: Leafy green hops, mild citrus rinds, some juicy mango and some sweet caramel malts.
T: Grassy hops with some light fruity undertones are up front. The mid-palate is more of a bitter pine that is layered on a mildly sweet malty body that carries on into the finish. Overall the hops are the most dominant.
M: Medium to light bodied with nice carbonation. Very refreshing.
O: It’s very hop forward and the malt basically take a back seat, but it’s still a really good beer. There is definitely a lot of flavor packed into this light and refreshing IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-06-2012