ineedbeer (1698) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can.
Aroma is rather hoppy with some light cracker and faint caramel malt notes. Hops are mostly citrus with grapefruit and orange dominating. Lighter tropical fruit and stone fruit with some resin to balance the fruit.
Pours a clear, copper orange with a medium sized, slightly off white head. Moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor is slightly to moderately sweet with some cracker and caramel notes. High bitterness with fairly high hop flavors. Quite a bit of grapefruit and orange with lighter pineapple and mango. Light peach as well. Some alcohol spice in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice IPA but a bit malty for my preferences with a bit too much caramel. I like the hop profile and the bitterness but it could use more hops in the aroma.
conway (2210) - - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Light copper with a big off white head. Nice balance between varieties of tropical fruit and caramel malt. Lots of balance, lots of nuance. Tons of beers try this and fail.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 Can. Clear copper. Light crisp malts. Super clean fruity hops. Caramel. Refreshing. Absolutely excellent.
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haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with thin laced head. Thick, tart aroma with a strong hop presence. Smooth taste. Citrusy with a good hop balance. Smooth with a dry finish. Really good IPA.
sloth (2786) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous pour! Nice, sticky, tan head that lasts with schweetass lacing. Lightly hazy, deep copper color. Big ass hops in the nose, juicy, grapefruit, citrus gorged.Full bodied, chewy and resiny, lovely! Lightly sweet malts cringing under the big macidness of juicy, resiny hop flavors that are fairly nonstop.Fairly dry, resiny fruity finish with a well balanced bite. Well done Mr. Erway! No let down here, this is the real deal! Major props go out to Kevin for droppin a few cans on my ass in our last trade. Thanks much!
High_in_NM (26) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little over the top for an everyday brew, but quite excellent nonetheless. Smells like a spring garden bouquet of floral notes with a rich, rather oily texture. Not a great deal of head going on with this offering from a 16 oz can at the local Smith’s, nor a lot of carbonation in general. Perhaps mine is a little flat. Lots of white lacing as I drain the glass though. Nearly opaque light copper in color with a big malt presence. One of the better high end IPAs I’ve tried. Quite similar to a Stone IPA, but even maltier and better balanced.
Atom (2110) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can pours a semi hazy golden/orange with a medium off-white head. Nice soft balanced hop aroma, nice spice, mildly tropical with bready caramel malt. Smooth palate, nice hop spice and bitterness all the way through, sweet and tropical, mango, full flavored bready caramel malt. Really nice smooth balance, very tasty!!
Padron4KM (792) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can poured into a glass. Clear amber, two finger rocky head, nice retention, thick lacing.
Aroma is grapefruit, pine, dank, and sweet malt.
Flavor is pine, resin and caramel malt, with juicy grapefruit and orange on the finish. Nicely balanced. Lots of hoppy goodness, but it never gets out of control.
CarlosTheTall (14) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very nice clear, gold. Minimal head. Strong hoppy aroma. Very heavy, hoppy bitter flavor. Rich, earthy and lingers on your palate. One pint is enough.
suprchunk (2936) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark coppery pour. Slight white head. Little bit of lacing. Huge dankness. Smells like sweaty armpits. Big hops. Bitter taste if dry malt and a little hops. Not as much hops in the taste as in the nose. Bitterness left in the mouth making me want to drink some more. Slight chalkiness.