mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pine flavor. Very full flavor. This is a great beer. One of my new favorites. Medium body and medium bitter.
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, creamy head. Ripe berries, pine, toast on the nose. Flavor is very sweet with some tangy, ripe fruits, pine, caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Has a sticky, sweet, ripe fruity finish, bit of caramel, juicy berries, resins, some salt. A bit heavy but not bad overall.
Tabednar (139) - - DEC 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.14.2011 - Houston, TX
Decent amount of hops with a touch of sweetness. Very flavorful!
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little too sickly sweet for me. the hops are evident, typical west coast ipa, but the end is cloying, good but not a repeat.
drpimento (2494) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served at a good temperature and poured with a mid-sized off white head that lasted a while and lots of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber. Aroma is hop, caramel, bread dough, fruit. Flavor is much like nose with bitterness on top, a little sweet under that then the other qualities. Body and carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, no off notes, and long. Great wheat IPA.
Maverick34 (2619) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a bright orange yellow with small bit lingering lacing head. . Piney grapefruit citrus aromatics and taste. Hops finish. Likable.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It poured a nice light to medium yellow with a slight orange hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that lasted only a short while leaving behind some nice spotty residue that pretty much lasted throughout thus producing some good sticky lacing.
The aroma was a tad sweet and rather hoppy with a mix of floral and citrus hops, a nice sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with definite notes of citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) and maybe a little peach.
Now the taste was unique and had a mild malty sweetness to it with a nice touch of bitterness and a strong hint of fruit initially, and pretty much had the same flavor characteristics throughout with a slightly stronger citrus hoppy presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a decent amount of time leaving behind a nice hoppy aftertaste which lasted well after the swallow.
The mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and had a mild dry yet syrupy texture with a nice soft relaxing carbonation.
Overall an IPA that is just a little sweeter than the norm, which was rather appealing and possessed a nice fruitiness yet still ended with the hoppiness that you get from a really good IPA.
patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A run of the mill aroma with floral, and earthy, tones to it. I guess it could be a more go to IPA if you have some sentimental attachment to it...
Reid (2091) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack from "Habits" cig and beer store, S.Salem. $7.99
Clear pale orange beer with a nice thick cream colured head.
Good resiny,citric style hop aromas..seems fresh
Very nice citric/lemon grass hops with a good biscuity /caramel hop presence.Get a bit of the wheat but not much.
Liked the mouthfeel on this smooth and well carbobnated.
Good light drinkable IPA..
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a light amber color with moderate off-white foam, somewhat lasting with a little lace. Aromas of whole wheat bread and a huge hopbill: flowery, earthy, some pine and citrus. Pronounced malt-sweetness balanced by bittering and flavoring hops, complimented by subtle tang of wheat, which combine with the yeast phenols to suggest apricots and golden raisins. Medium body, lively mouthfeel, lasting bittersweet finish. The high alcohol percentage is warming, but otherwise well-hidden. A unique, masterfully crafted IPA.