ADfan (616) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice amber color with a small head. Aroma has a slight citrus with sharp aroma, Bitterness is pretty strong but very drinkable. It started to open up as it came to room temp.
sickassmick (226) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells sweet and fruity. taste is citrusy. not overly bitter. a very good IPA. I’d have to pair this against laggy’s staple IPA since i haven’t had it in a while but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this one that i can tell. super good beer.
larsniclas (5725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF-10
Golden with a small, white head.
Citrus and elderberries, som perfume and sweet oranges.
Butters (3843) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with minimal clearish head. Piney bitter mellow citrus american hop profile is extremely well done. Good residual piney bitterness. Delicious, solid american ipa.
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent aroma - strong, floral. Golden, clear with medium carbonation and a thin white head. Strong bitter taste that aligns with a good IPA. Very solid all around... good finish, lingers but pleasant. Recommend this one.
RedSox2004 (1322) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear golden amber with a bright white pillowy head that dissipated to a nice film and left excellent lace. Bright citrus hops aromas burst through on the nose with a hint of wheat in the background. Taste features strong bitter grassy and citrus hops up front with spruce highlights to make it feel like a Christmas beer. Soft mouthfeel, highly carbonated, and a clean crisp finish. Supposed to be a summer beer, but it feels right for Christmas.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange with a thin and sticky lace. Nose of citrus and pine. Full sweat and bready mouthfeel up front. Very well balanced for 7%. A nice amount of hops on the finish. Easy to drink more than one of these. Glad to hear this is now year round.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold, good carbonation, fluffy white head that is retained and laces nicely. On the nose its citrus (lemon, orange, tangerine) and pine to start over a sweet malt backbone. In the mouth, the carbonation pricks the tongue, medium body and a fairly dry bitter finish. On the tongue you will get what your nose found, citrus hops w/ some pine over a caramel malt backing. Very nicely done.
Niko100 (2059) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, citrus, & light fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, some caramel, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good brew.
Strykzone (5062) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored and crystal clear. A white one finger head. Aromatic hops in the aroma that I will guess to be Simcoe. There is also a bit of caramel and just a skoch of cinnamon. Some chewy hops are tasted right away and they are kind of all over the place. Pine, grapefruit, graham crackers and toastiness. A delightful IPA that has a twist.