Scipio (593) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a carbonated golden with a nice white head. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma, along with melon, hops, and mango. Taste contains plenty of pine to go along with a hoppy flavor. Grapefruit impressions remain and there is a noticeable lemon zest. Dry throughout, with piney lemony aftertaste. Medium bodied with a good amount of lively carbonation. This really plays like a big boy beer without the strong alcohol content. As advertised, this one is perfect for consuming throughout the day.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very light and clear golden color with a big white head. Aroma is big hops with a big of onion/garlic and dankness. Reminiscent of Lagunitas Sucks. Not sure what that hop profile is but it is distinctive. Taste is somewhat watery at the front but then there is a nice hop balance. Strong peach in the middle as the beer warms. This is a rad low alcohol IPA. Kinda like Founders All Day IPA but available to me and not insanely over priced.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold color with a big sudsy white head that slowly settles to a film and plenty of lacing. Aroma has noticeable floral earthy hops and there some what pungent. Taste is nice and bitter with earthy floral hops with spruce as well and a malty finish. Palate is clean and a little sticky with a drying finish. Really tasty, and a few will go done easy!
BroSpud (1525) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a medium white head. Huge hop aroma and taste. The malt flavors are a bit overwhelmed by the hops but it works. Pretty good IPA considering the low ABV.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with thin white head. Full tangerine hop aroma, very nice. Medium bodied, more hop with a bit of malt. Light finish, hop tang on the roof of the mouth
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy GT2, thanks! Bright gold pour, big white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of kumquat, melon, citrus hops, very light toast. Taste is somewhat bitter, melon/kumquat hops. Palate is dry, soft, slick, bitter finish. One of the better’session IPAs.
nsquishee (548) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simcoe/Citra hop aromas with a clear, straw colored pour. Lacy white head lingers for quite a while. A very crisp, hoppy, and lightly malted. This is definitely one of my favorite sessionable IPAs of this year, and ever (Brau Brothers Hopsession is the other).
johnbuck100 (210) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had trouble with this beer - do I rate it based on its goals? a 4/12%ABV IPA/PA? Because if so, I this ranks right up there with one of the best 4.5% beers I have had. Hell, it has an incredible hop aroma when I popped the top, and 10x more flavor that any 5% corn-based slop produced by the majors. Just as I expected, very crisp, clean, dry as they come - and I agree with other reviewers - this could easily be a nice hoppy pale ale. The appearance was pretty boring with a clear yellow pour, but I quibble. a very nice lower alcohol product, and I am glad I bought 2 sixers of this limited release. Please make this a full-timer, guys!
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Straw Pour with small white head. Big resiny hop nose. Light body body. Slightly sweeter finish. Good Session obviously but would rather be drinking their IPA or the WTF or Sumthin Wild.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a straw gold with a modest soapy cap of white foam. Holding it up to the light, you will notice some very active rising bubbles in the clear body.
Aroma: Beautiful big citrusy danky nose, fresh grass. Pretty close to opening a pack of hop pellets. Some candied orange too as it warms.
Taste: A punch of citrusy hops, very dry pale malt, a little earthy hop bitterness that finishes very clean. Medium duration for the lingering hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thin and on the high side in terms of carbonation.
Overall: Amazingly tasty and drinkable. A beer this small can show some flaws, and I’m glad to report there are none.