bfellows (15) - California, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The highlight of my trip to Agora. I loved this beer. Even moreso than the much more highly acclaimed Cheseboro, which i also reviewed.
Beautifully layered hoppiness that started bitter and ended surprisingly sweet. Iím glad I drank this before the DIPA, as that was a palate killer, and it liekly would have left me unable to enjoy this beauty.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orangish pour, white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy forward, some tropical fruit, mango, peach. Flavor is nice and citrusy, resin, tropical fruit, unripe stone fruit, light caramel. Nice!
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazed dark golden with light amber highlights from a 64oz. growler shared by iowaherkeye (thanks, Joey!) at the Stone Brewing Oakquinox event at their World Bistro and Gardens (Escondido, CA): Nose of effervescent citrus peel, mangos and perfumey floral hops backed up by some caramel malts. Flavors of soft pine, chewy dough, pink grapefruit meat, earthy bitters, caramel, tropical fruit, and light lemon zest. Really enjoyable. Nice. Drinkability: Impressively doesnít try to reinvent the IPA style, but rather complements it. Pairing: Fried chicken. Comfort foods. Rebuy: Yeah. #419 on 20042010, DG.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at Ladyface
A: The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a finger or so of white head.
S: Actually not a bad hop nose to this. Nice citrus notes, a touch of sweet fruit, and some hints of pine. A nice mix of grapefruit and pineapple. Maybe a little bit on the sweet side, but very nice overall.
T: Flavor has a very bright, fresh grapefruit flavor that is just great. Tons of citrus, a bit of lemon peel, and a very light pineapple juice flavor. Not much in the way of malt, surprisingly. Just a bit of pine bitterness.
M: On the light side of medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Damn, was not expecting such a good beer from these guys. Really nice.
dougdecinces (109) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Amber/gold with a nice puffy head. Good lacing. Hop aromas are mostly dank and resinous, but some citrus was detected. Tasted resinous and piney. Big malt backbone balances things out well. This is pretty much everything I want in an IPA. Great beer.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ladyface. Minimally hazed golden orange with a one finger off-white head, fading to a thin tattered film and thick clingy ring before long. Easily roused head, tattered lacing. Grapefruit and orange rind hop nose dominating with some sprucy pine tips following. Just a little biscuity malt noted, not much sweetness so far. Flavor actually adds a tinge of toasty malts with the biscuity backbone. Pretty dry with plenty of the aforementioned hops, mostly of the citrus variety. Bitterness peaked at a 5 in the dry finish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Very nice IPA, especially at 5.9% ABV.
alexanderj (3053) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap for my brotherís birthday. Poured a dark gold/amber. Aroma and flavor came across much more like an IPA than an English Pale Ale. Quite good. Aroma of citrus, flowers, caramel, with a slight sugariness. Flavor was the same. Well balanced and quite hoppy for the EPA style. A bit tingly in the finish which was nice. Very nice beer.
pushkinwow (1338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample tray. Amber with off white head. Hops, citrus, very well balanced, sweet and grapefruit, becomes bitter, huge dry and wacks you with hops at the end. Long tasty finish. Very good.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with medium white head. Aroma of orange, grass, grain, apricot, and peach. Flavor of orange, caramel, pineapple, and grass with a bitter finish.
can8ianben (1229) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really wonderful IPA. Plenty of citrus and pine in the aroma, but the flavor breaks out some vegetal craziness that I wasnít expecting. Really a delicious beverage that I wouldnít mind having over and over again.