rangerred (924) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear pale straw yellow with a one finger white head fading to a thin layer of bubbles. Ok lacing.
Aroma is full of citrus hops. Lots of passion fruit and grapefruit. A tiny bit of pale malt is evident but hops really dominate.
This carries over into the flavor. Moderate to high bitterness begins immediately and tropical fruit flows across the tongue. A very tiny bit of pale malt and toast is in the background but hops really dominate. Mouthfeel is on the watery side as can be expected from a beer of this strength (or lack thereof).
Overall, this is a very tasty session beer that packs great flavor in a small package. Mouthfeel does suffer but it is a small price to pay for having a tasty light beer. Other brewers really need to explore this type of beer.
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden beer with a white head. Lively carbonation gives this beer a very effervescent look. Aromas are of powerful hops, smells of fresh cut grass. Tastes of fresh cut grass, lots of spruce, pine hops, very forest-like flavors. Decent malt backbone works with the hops in harmony. There is a tiny hint of grapefruit in the finish, but the finish is mostly of bitter hops. Very tasty, and drinkable. I recommend this to anyone looking for an IPA with some bite without the high ABV.
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to John. Pours straw gold - semi-cloudy- with quickly dissipating white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit, pine, light resin, toasted grain and soap. Finishes dry pine and a little soapy. Lighter bodied.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was excited for this beer. Pours a straw color with a thin soapy head that fades quickly. Aroma is piney grapefruit, and light soapiness. This is kind of like a pilsner-IPA variant. I donít care for the soapy bitterness and just the hops used in this beer.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I canít more simply or more accurately describe this as Lagunitas IPA light. Nose is very similar; citrus, pine, very strong. Palate is as well; itís very bitter up front with pine and resin and a quick fall off to a crisp finish. Thereís less in the palate (duh) and less body, but overall taste is pretty close. You lose some palate depth to save the alcohol, but this is a very good session beer.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Pale golden, vibrant, clear, light carbonation, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft hoppy nose, minor floral and citrus notes, very minor.   Similar tongue, a bit spritzy, minor hops with a little bit of sweet floral and citrus notes.   Feels more like a Pale Ale to me, a good one.   Light for an IPA... then again, @ 4.65% it is a light IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, very light on the hops by this time.   Makes me think this is even a lighter Pale Ale.   Gotta say not a great IPA, but a fairly good and light PNW style Pale Ale.   Iíll give it that much.
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. First our second pull of the keg. beautiful fresh floral and tropical fruit hop profile and taste. Nice grassy malts. Soft lovely MF. such a nice surprise.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reviewed 10/14. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a medium straw color with fantastic clarity. Iíd say it looks like a pilsner, but not many pilsners Iíve seen featured the kind of frothy, thick head this one does. The two finger eggshell colored head retains acceptably.
S: This has the smell Iím accustomed to from Lagunitas IPAs, with a combination of herbal ígreen-nessí and grapefruit peel. Just a faint hint of sweetness abounds, as well.
T: The malts here are very neutral and crackery, and are seemingly only there to provide a canvas for the hops to shine. Speaking of, the hops start out as being slightly piny and herbal, before gradually transitioning to a citrusy finish. This has a combination of lightness and balance, which equals massive drinkability.
M: Clean, dry, and refreshing. There are some accumulating hop oils after a while, but hardly enough to ruin drinkability. Itís not íwateryí per se, but it goes down like hop-flavored water.
O: Iím not normally this much above the rAvg on one of my reviews, and even less normally willing to give out 20ís, but this has everything I look for in an IPA. Itís light, crisp, juicy, somewhat inexpensive, and even slightly complex. Put simply, I could buy this stuff by the case and never get tired of it.
Leafs93 (1682) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, grass and tropical. Taste is sweet with moderate bitters. Light bodied with a sticky yet very smooth texture. Just a great session IPA, it smells fantastic and tastes just as good.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear gold with thin off white head of foam. The aroma is nice and citrusy with a mix of grapefruit and tangelo with little else going on. But with this little beer what more could you want? On a somewhat thin watery palate the taste delivers the same citrus notes noted in the nose. It has a mix of bitter citrus like hops that get meekly filled in by thin streams of citrusy hop flavor. Nice flavorful session brew but good gravy was this expensive, almost $11 for a six? What! So that bothered me and Iíd easily plunk down $9.99 instead for some Sugga or Undercover or better yet GnarlyWine. For me the high price takes away from the experience.