tectactoe (2944) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Golden, nearly banana-shade of yellow with decent clarity. Foamy white head settles to a thin layer leaving some lacing behind. Aroma is kind of muted. Mild bouquet of citrus rind, grapefruit, pineapple, & other vague, albeit zesty fruit notes. More akin to the bitter "peel" side of things, rather than juicy & fleshy. Herbal, floral, & mild piney back-end hop notes. Crispy & wet with each sip, seems just a touch watered down. Even for a "session" IPA. Floral hops, hints of white pepper, grassy bitterness, a touch of hop oil. Mid-palate showcases more of the fruity side of the hops; citrus peel, grapefruit pith, tangerine rind. A very, very small bit of cracker malt towards the finish. Fairly solid session IPA choice, but perhaps slightly vapid, even considering the style. I’d choose Founders’ All Day IPA over this every single time.
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear pale yellow with a frothy white head very danky and bright grassiness, spicy melons, green citrus - limes, tropicalness - fruits and coconut, pale lean spicy and crackery maltiness, tequila, tea - astringency, pepper. light carbonation, light body - fluffy and not really watery; balanced grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. solid session ipa.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is piney hops. Taste is piney hops, a nice malt base. Pine finish and lasting aftertaste. OK lacing. Tasty session beer.
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a slight hazy yellow golden color with a thick soapy white head that left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma pine, hops, citrus, lemon peel, and mild breadiness. The taste is very subdued compared to the aroma, as if it were their normal ipa watered down. As a session ipa and for the style I am sure that is what they are going for with this beer. I pick up the hop resin, pine, citrus, and breadiness. The mouthfeel is light and somewhat dry and the drinkability is high.
bubbleflubber (1915) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a deep golden into the glass, with a nice stocky head that reduces to a medium cap that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is of citrus rinds and pine needles. Nice hopping throughout, well-bittered, with grapefruit, pine resin and lemon zest, finishing with tropical citrus rind/peel and fresh spruce-pine. The mouthfeel is medium-light and the palate is active; that is, without overactive carbonation... well-integrated and not over-the-top. Zesty, fresh, citric and bitter (via low ABV), this makes for a great session IPA. Really nice take on the newer style. Does what it says it will do... provide a nice IPA session brew. Prost!
rdixon77 (1375) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yellow colored. Light pine aroma. Light malt and grapefruit taste. Light bodied. Well-lit!
TBone (13510) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Guitars, Umeå. Slightly hazy yellow color, good cloudy white head. Lime, orange and grapefruit in the nose. Light-bodied. Gooseberry, pale maltyness. Light citrus notes. Sessionable but quite simple.
Vignale (2378) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea. Lagunitas bidrag till Sessiontrenden. Gyllengul, lätt disig, högt vitt skum. Mycket fin fruktig humledoft med aprikoser, mandariner, ananas, mango mm. Stora smaker men lätt kropp i bra balans. Lätt karamellig och kexig rund mjuk kropp, fin fruktig humle, rena smaker, måttlig/lätt beska, kort eftersmak. En riktigt trevlig session-IPA.
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska från craftbeer/galatea. Smak och doft av humle, jäst, citrus med toner av karamell och örter. Rund och len. Lätt kropp och sötma. Beska mes smak av citrusskal.
Maxbier (589) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Light yellow with big white head; Piney grapefruit hop aroma. Very light body with big emphasis on pine/grapefruit hop aroma and flavors. This is a great "daytime" ale, yes its light in body, light in malt feel, even though its a hoppy beer its not particularly bitter or heavy in hop flavor. I would drink this again.