thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a NM friend passing through town Glad I’m almost through the top 10 IPAs. Pours a clear light orange/golden color with soapy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and orange pulp. Some mild spice as well, almost thyme. Taste is a very dry grapefruit and pithy ipa. Not sweet at all which is a nice change of pace. Really nice mouth feel that is again dry but very interesting. The can was almost two months old but shows no real signs of faded hops etc. I love canned IPA!
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Thanks Chris & Samira! Heavy pine and lupulin musk aroma. Vibrant, grassy, and tough. Flavors are bristlingly bitter and dry, which I appreciate, instead of a soppy, wet, sugary mess (like Heady Topper). Alcohols are well integrated, the bitterness is distinct, clean, and balancing, and except for a bit too much Simcoe-esque cat-pee mid-palate, a pretty pleasing set of hop flavors.
DiarmaidBHK (4241) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at taproom. Pours yellow and clear with a thin white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Very leafy on the nose. Lots of pine and grapefruit on the tongue. But I don’t find the one particularly bitter. It finishes clean. It’s flavorful and a damn good IPA.
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big thanks to bytemesis for the can! Pours hazy golden color with a creamy bed of foam. Tropical fruits and flowers in the nose. Very flavorful. Nice bitterness, also retains some of the non-bitter citrus. All of the components are harmonious. One of the best IPAs I have had.
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of floral hops with nice light citrus undertones and grassy notes is quite a treat. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with some strong floral notes with light resin and grassy notes. Malt backbone is present though quite dry and doesn’t interfere with the hops flavours. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and approaching HT level of goodness.
bytemesis (6962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Can, thanks a ton to Cocoapuph for bonusing me this long time want lister! Pours golden butterscotch, medium creamy beige head that slowly dissipates leaving a lot of residual and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, citrus, a bit of passionfruit. Very nice! Flavor delivers on what the aroma promises, light sweet and light bitter, really well balanced. Reminds me a lot of a slightly souped up Zombie Dust, actually, which is a pretty damn good compliment. Medium body, a little bit oily in the mouth. This is a first rate IPA. Its score from me probably suffers a bit from the fact that the class of first rate IPA’s is growing rapidly though.
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours amber with a two finger white head and nice lacing. Powerful hop aroma, lots of pine resin and tropical fruit. Bitter pine resin and grapefruit flavors hit the tongue first followed by sweet malty tropical fruit. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had, bar none!
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umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can from my buddy in AZ. Pours a nice, clear golden orange color with a small foamy head that fades normally and leaves a little webbing. Big, musty aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, oranges, and apricots. Taste is intense. Light sweetness with a very strong bitter punch. Fresh citrus and tropical fruit hops throughout with a little onion too. Good malt backbone. A bit extreme in the bitterness but still delicious. If the bitterness was toned down a bit it might be my favorite IPA.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at a BOSS tasting thanks to Ryan. Very nice beer. Pours a golden amber. Lots of hippiness up front but finishes malty and smooth. Very nice.
Livendadream (196) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can,pours hazy light dull yellow color. Massive head with tight bubbles that hangs around for quite some time. Good lacing on glass. Tropical fruits, mango, dried apricots, mandarin orange,pine,and dankness in the nose with some light cereal sweetness. Taste is Wow! hop, hop, hops with mild maltiness. Huge amount of fresh hop flavor of citrus and pine. Medium body that is dry on the tongue, followed by piney,resiny bitterness. Perfect amount of carbonation. Feels like the hops stick to your throat. Very complex hop forward IPA that truly has that fresh hop flavor and aroma. I like this. Hopheads will love this brew.