hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This came in a can and sampled at the pre-Dark Lord bottle/can/growler sharing at the Hampton Inn. Poured a dark orange with a nice white head. Nose is huge hops with citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Medium body with a resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is intense with hops and malts in good balance, and the finish is long and dry and bitter. Wonderful beer.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one plants you over the head with an absolutely stagering citrus and resiny aroma. Flavor follows, a dry, resinous, delightfully hoppy IPA.
Strykzone (4218) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Hampton. Clear gold copper with a ring. Big dry bitter hops all over this one. But they don’t eat your face off. Just right. Floral and fruit. Light malts. Good!
kcorum10 (265) - Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was my entry into IPAs. Great beer. Pine and citrus aroma with a golden/pale color and frothy white/tan head. Tastes slightly sweet upfront with a short bitter finish. Overall, this is one of my favorite IPAs so far in the few I have had.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma of cheese, herbs, lemon, lemon skin, flavor of grass, lemon skin, very bitter, tasty, medium to full bodied, great
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Hopscotch and served in my GI IPA Tulip: Coppery golden hue with a pretty good but fading head, okay lace. The aroma has notes of pine, resin, dank, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pepper, biscuity and caramel malts with a bit of aspirin and metal. The taste is rather bitter with some citrus backed by some sweet caramel and dry pale grains. Hint of hop spice, garlic, green onions and a bit of tea-baggy astringency. Lively and aggressive mouth feel with a tinny aftertaste. Hint of brash alcohol. Overall it is a very solid brew but not quite all that IMO. The hop bitterness seems a bit raw and too high alpha acid for the refreshment I required.
gdubu493 (24) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, almost orange. Medium head with little to no lacing. Malty aroma. Bitter front, middle, and end. Hoppy front and middle. Brief hint of sweetness at end that is quickly consumed by bitterness. Tastes woody, lightly roasted, of evergreens. Solid IPA.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16-oz can from trade with Eric - thanks bud! Slightly hazy rich gold/orange pour with a fluffy white head. Huge hop aroma of pine resin - somewhat dank. Crisp palate from the carbonation and dry hop bite. Taste is bold resin hops, and a little citrus sweetness. Great brew!
kerenmk (1585) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Cloudy amber with white film. Green, grass, rain and nettle aroma, dry, green, bitter taste with some chalk and grass. Delicate carbonation, medium body, green finish with some nettle.
DocJitsu (609) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly murky classic golden color with a small, pure white head. Nice bouquet consisting of citrus, grass, and a little pine. Mouthfeel is wet, yet cottony. Very smooth. Very nice, unobtrusive, yet hop-heavy, but still well-balanced IPA. Very drinkable for a 7.2 IPA. Thanks to my hookup in Texas for sending me this one!