kaser (2647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light golden with thin and sticky head. Great crisp hoppy aroma. Super good IPA with the low ABV. Best I have had like it.
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andyhwcinc (1436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Saturday afternoon while doing some song writing. I didnít take notes while having this, but I remember this being a nice, crisp and light pale ale with a pronounced hoppy, citrus profile. Very good, refreshing stuff.
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a good looking clear golden body with an average sized frothy bright white head. Aroma is awesome, could smell this all day. Notes of citrus, apricot, mango, sweet hop cones,, tropical fruits and citrus rinds. The palate is solid with a medium body and strong carbonation with small tight bubbles that is pleasant and an average duration on the aftertaste. Favor sadly isnít as great as the aroma, the tropical fruits start to take over a bit and the citrus takes a back seat to a point, there is also a slight touch bad citrus fruits along with dry grains and a midway flavor of ad butterscotch. Great beer overall and I think the flavor could be rounded out a bit to make this an outstanding beer, especially with the lower ABV.
Ernesto987 (3692) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good easy drinker, a little on the bland side, grassy and soem citrus in there, very simple
italianjohn (2325) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour, thin white bubbly frothy head .... sticky lacing .... aroma of grapefruits, mangos, piney and fresh lemony hops ... Taste of fruity citrusy lemony hops, grapefruit and piney, malty toasted and caramel flavors on the backend ... Bitterness is subtle not too intense... Dry malty and bitter finish ... Resiny and a bit rindy. Delicious.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A vigorous pour into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a full gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The hop character just jumps out of the glass; aromas of super tropical fruit, lychee, candied floral peaches, ripe kumquat zest, and candied tangelo sit on top of a more dank, herbal character. These notes contribute aromas of pine needles, peppery rosemary, and a hint of chive / onion character.
Exceedingly light bodied, with a peppery hop and carbonic bite. The bitterness is quite biting here, and it couples with a peppery, woody, herbal note in the finish. The hop character is quite muted, as compared to the nose, this is expected as there is almost no malt sweetness here to support the bright fruity / floral hops. A touch of hop character does come through though, with notes of Meyer Lemon zest, grapefruit zest, and watered down citrus juice. Lots of green pine needle notes, and a woody peppery character.
The aroma is really fantastic on this beer; the body and flavor doesnít live up to that promise, though I didnít really expect it to, as this was supposed to be an exceedingly hoppy, low alcohol IPA. Pretty good for what it is, but definitely drink this on the warm side as it gets a bit more balance then.
jcartamdg (1959) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light gold with a thick white head. Aroma of dank resinous hops. Citrus and pine. Taste starts as the nose does but huge melon flavor in the middle and finish. Light and ridiculously easy to drink. I might have a new favorite ipa.
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GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man this is really good IPA... Looks wise.... it looks like a light lager. You can see straight through. Decent little head, that quickly faded. Smells great. Piney, fruity, mango, pineapple, lots of tropical fuits. Taste even better.... lots of tropical fruits, mango, pineapples with a nice light grass taste. Really light fluffy body, clean and crisp. Way to easy to drink. Overall: Reminds me of zombie dust. Great brew! Wish I had this on draft or fresh bottles in the summer. Bottle picked up at SL
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a medium white head. Nose is full piney and floral hops, a bit of soap, a bit of herbal, pot-like hops as well, and some sweet cereal / graham crackery malt to back. Flavour is fairly sweet (for a low ABV IPA) and quite dry and bitter at the same time, with floral and grassy hops, sweet cereal malts, finishing dry, with crackery mats. Good hoppy, light, refreshing session IPA.
PhillyCraft (3190) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at pour house, couldnít be any fresher. Pours a somewhat clearish golden color medium white head that didnít last. Aromas of tangy, cheesy hops, tons of garlic, fuel and resin. Taste is just as incredible, with citrus fuel, pine resin, onions, garlic, dank herbs. Medium bodied, refreeshing. Finishes with a sessionable pale flavor. I could drink this till I died. Lagunitas always dominates the hop game. Awesome.