elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottled August 22nd 2012. Served at around 40F.
Pours mostly clear, ever so slightly hazy gold with a two finger white head that recedes to a nice cap and leaves pretty drippy rings of lacing behind.
Aroma is citrus, primarily lemon, floral hops, light bready malt. Very good strength. Simple, but effective.
Flavor follows suit with juicy lemon hops, a little grapefruit and orange, hint of pine, bready/cracker malt which is light and unobtrusive, nice bitterness, no alcohol. Finishes dry and light.
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, a little sticky, good carbonation.
IMO they nailed it on this one. Really nice hop aroma and flavor, good bitterness, but keepiní the alcohol low, making for a very tasty Session IPA. Even at 3 months old itís still got big aroma and flavor. Nice.
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thereís a little grapefruit in all of this. The smell makes it a decent IPA from the get-go. Not much malt, just a crisp, hoppy IPA. Has good lacing, pours golden clear. Leave is minimal without much palate. Medium carbonation. On tap at Blue Monk.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does it always have to be big? I donít know. Probably not... but when I drink this one I canít help but feel like thereís something missing. The aroma is full and floral and on the palate you do get a nice blast of bitterness, but there just isnít much there behind it. Okay but I canít see desiring it strongly.
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís a glorious night: -11C, no wind, fat, slow snowflakes. Out on my fave stairwell in the river valley with my bike and beer. At this point Iím totally covered in snow so I should get to this. iPhone light shows that this is a light pale gold brew. Smells delish! Grapefruit, orange/peach split, lime and lemon, caramel is there as a good base. Sweet pine too. Smells really good - candy sweet at times and it makes my mouth water. This is the coldest beer Iíve had in ages - mainly cuz itís been sitting in the glass for half an hour as Iíve just been sitting back enjoy absorbing the beauty and wonder that is the west side Edmonton river valley. The taste is quite good but there is a thinness to this one that make it seem watery. The citrus is light overall in power so I assume that piles on as well to that thought. Pine, peach, rrgf, zip and enough bitterness to appease my tasting lumps. Pretty positive that an animal has broken through the ice on the opposite side of the river. Heading home for my car, a rope and an axe to go for a wander in the dark to see if this is indeed the case.
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Thanks to iNBe. Big flavor for a low abv beer. Very pale yellow, the missus thought I was drinking a lager. Big hop aroma and flavor. Slightly unbalanced by the low malt but still works. Serving: Bottle
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A pale straw pour with a skim of a beige head. A very pleasing aroma of Mandarin oranges, lemonade, tropical fruits, peaches, zesty citrus rinds, Sour Patch Kids, some grapefruits, and hints of pine. Thin to medium-bodied and crisp on the way down. A semi-sweet cereal graininess upfront taste-wise. Some biscuity qualities in the middle. The finish is grassy with plenty of tart peaches and tropical citrus fruits. Herbal hints here and there. VERY sessionable.
jw0406 (906) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz draft pours an orange/ amber with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Medium bodied, excellent beer
scarletfire65 (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very aromatic - apricots, floral, mint. Light bodied. Tropical fruit and stone fruit, herbal, grassy hops. Thin but satisfying palate. Bitter finish. Lots of flavor for 4.65%. Not quite an IPA, but a magnificent hoppy flavorful session ale.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours clear pale orange with little head. Bright aroma of citrus and grassy hops and honey-vanilla-cereal malt. Medium bitter flavor. Light body and thin texture, crisp, bitter-astringent finish. Outside of style for sure.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was sort of excited for this because I knew it was fresh with a julian date of 234 meaning it was bottled on 8/21. That was nine days ago! Bright yellow, looks more like a lager or a very, very pale ale than an IPA. Good head, sticky lacing up the sides of the glass. Smell is super hoppy, mostly fuzzy peaches. Taste is also quite hoppy yet fleeting and touched by a bit of grainy malt. I donít want to say this is watery but it is very thin. Great for drinking during the day, getting your hop fix and not getting knocked out.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-31-2012 02:11:53