bwa5879 (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, bubbly straw pour with thin layer of white head. Strong, fragrant lavendar and pollen aroma, lime too. Carbonation lively/fizzy, medium zesty body, slightly oily, clean finish. Flavors of lavendar, honeydew, biscuit, citrus rind. Very fragrant, full session IPA.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very light colored pour, nearly colorless. But thereís a nice toasted malt and hoppy aspects carry this beer. Itís easy to drink, has a bit of a wheaty thing going on, and drinks like a full-on west coast IPA, at least in terms of pungent hops. Delish. (#5721, 9/7/2014)
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Cale and Mel for sharing. Quite a pale bright sparkling body, creamy frothy bubbles. Lovely fresh nose of tropical fruits and some citrus. Good strong bitterness. Lengthy bitter finish and very light bodied. An excellent session ale.
Spab (3378) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with modest-sized, lasting white head. Aroma is zesty herbal/citric/floral hops and some light biscuit. Flavour is nice and hoppy with citrus, flowers and herbs as well as some biscuity malt. Body on the lighter side. Very nice session IPA.
firefly765 (195) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle pours a light straw yellow extremely clear. Huge grapefruit nose. Very little head retention. Highly carbonated and a bit thin. Goes down easy but not a ton of flavor no malt character at all
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this. Has a pale yellow with a white head. Pretty much all pine at the nose with some citrus. There is such a little malt presence, but a ton of taste. A middle of the road bitterness with a light body also makes this an easy drinker. A great hot weather brew.
EithCubes (5615) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is highly resinous with lovely heavy grapefruit rind, some grapefruit and orange juice, and tropical leanings (including pineapple and a touch of mango). Medium melon, and pine is also strong and doubles up on the very minor caramel character. Super awesome hop nose for this gravity. Pours clear, very pale yellow with slightly above-average carbonation and a soapy bright white head. Medium-strong bitterness and a very dry medium body, solid if wallflower malt, light soap from the hops and a touch of astringency in the finish, but thatís in keeping with the citrus rind theme. Super clean and drinkable, Zesty and fresh, light wood through the finish where it meets saltiness, does have a momentary feeling of hollowness here and there but on the whole is something Iíd really like to see other breweries doing with IPAs (and itís not like most Lagunitas beers, to boot!).
OldMrCrow (2403) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the beach at Asilomar.
Earthy, leafy hops atop grainy malt. Toast. Decent but not a standout in the genre.
gschrade (1038) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Taste citrus, pine, crisp. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Slipstream (2463) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a lot of fresh pine aroma. It is thin and the alcohol is on the low side, but it is a vehicle for a load of green, oily hop flavor. Pretty easy and sessionable - it reminded me of a couple of other recent releases, like Founders All Day IPA and Stone Go To IPA.