Bulk_Carrier (3164) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I received this in an in person trade when I met him at the Hangar on the Wharf.
Because its an AIPA, I didnít want to wait on this, sigh, I hope I donít look like a beer snob but hopefully a beer nerd as I didnít go out fishing tonight to sit back and really enjoy this beer. Sigh, ok, here we go.
I poured this into a pint glass because it is an AIPA. I didnít see any date anywhere, but my trader did say this is two weeks old.
The appearance has a nice hazy golden color with a nice one finger white foamy head that ends up dieing after a minute. The lacing is extremely slight and stringy clinging right to the sides of the glass.
The smell is dank nasty - whoah, I love it for the most part, where did this awesome stuff come from (New Mexico, haha, I love it uh....Heady and Pliny uh...I think you have a contender), Thereís a nice allocation of spicy and bitter hops to slightly overcome the sweet maltiness that ends up trying to come out.
The taste is mainly bitter but in a good way, as thereís nothing really telling me thereís any sweetness to it no matter how much I let it warm. The aftertaste is pure bitter and dank nasty (nasty in a spectacular way). The finish is somewhat dry.
On the palate, it sits about a medium in body with a decent carbonation that goes well for the AIPA style that is fairly harsh but still adds enough to compensate for a decent harshness.
Overall, in my opinion, this is an awesome AIPA that I would love to welcome again. However, because of where I live, Iím only able to get this through trade, no worries, I would love to have this again and possibly see if I could put this with its respected food.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16oz can. Aroma is tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit, and light pine. Flavors are tropical fruit, peach, grapefruit, mango, orange peel, and pine. Love this Ipa, super fruity in the nose and in the mouth with a tiny bit of pine bitterness. Wish I had a lifetime supply of this beer!!!
malrubius (2322) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can courtesy of miketd. Thanks, man! Golden orange with fluffy head and lace and chill haze. Perfumy aroma of grapefruit rind and dank bud. Mild fruity mango apricot sweetness with assertive grapefruity grassy very dry bitter finish. NIcely attenuated medium light body. Effervescent. Excellent.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ap - golden amber color. No head.
Ar - amazing citrus, grapefruit smell, pineappe, mango, pine
T - grapefruit! Pine, citrus zest, pineapple, super bitter
P - light-medium, alc covered, aftertste bitter!
O - great beer, lives up to its rating, tongue numbing bitterness
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An above average IPA, really pretty solid. Floral and citrus, nice combo on this. Worth trying to get if you can.
FiremanChris (15) - - APR 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh can straight from the brewery 5 days old Pours a cloudy burnt orange color. Aroma is crisp hops with heavy tropical fruit notes: Pineapple, peach, grapefruit, tangerine. Sweet bready malt. Itís all there. Taste is bitter hops up front but not overly so. The middle is more tropical fruits with tangerine and grapefruit being the most notable with a drying bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall a top notch beer. This is one of the best Ive had. Exactly what Iím looking for in an IPA. Top 5 easily. The best? Maybe...
Spiff94 (21) - Glendale, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at High Noon Saloon in Old Town Albequerque. Pours a pale amber with a thin white head. Mild aroma, but strong hop flavors of pine an citrus. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to respertFTW. Huge, juicy citrus with some pine. Everything balanced. Makes me happy.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Strong pine and citrus aroma. Clear light gold appearance with nice white head. Taste is a great balance of pine and citrus sweet and bitter. Awesome stuff.
-- rated with beerbasher
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can, thanks to mads for the sample. golden with a steady white head; plenty of grapefruit and pine in the aroma; plenty of bitterness even for my tired palate at the end of a long session; crisp and invigorating