Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful orange color, clear with a one finger head and nice lacing. A sweet pine-hoppy aroma. Some flowers and citrus. A nice, mild, not too hoppy IPA.
Some floral and grapefruit citrus flavors also present. Not that sweet, fair amount of bitterness. Body is light and dry, slightly slick, with medium carbonation and a nice lingering aftertaste of bitter hops.
A nice refined beer.
rproff78 (98) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA! A must try for all hoppy lovers that love great beer!!! Try it try it!
airrick2003 (516) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: this beer pours with a very large beige head, takes a bit to pour it down, has a very nice density, the beer is a very clear golden color
Aroma: bread, egg, kind of faint,
Taste: citrus, very light grain, bitter, perhaps some alcohol, some malty caramel
Palate: soft carbonation, bitter aftertaste, medium mouthfeel
Overall: not bad but not my favorite ipa by a long shot, needs more from the hops than just bitterness, strong malt background but still bitter
themightyjag (199) - - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat.
Soft white head, good lacing. Clear amber body. Nose full of tropical fruit, pine and fresh grass. Flavour is bitter grapefruit, light berries, grassy finish. Crisp, fresh. Medium carbonation, good mouthfeel, fairly thick. Dangerously drinkable.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a clean orange golden color with a small beige head. Good retention and many lacings left
S: Smells like a traditional American craft IPA. Very citric, earthy and mainly grassy smell of fresh hops.
T: Follows the nose. Deliciously bitter and refreshing. You can feel some malts and yeasts but its trademark is, of course, the hops. Very good bitter stuff
M: Light body, medium carbonation and nice bitter and grassy aftertaste
D: High. To be drunk in gallons (preferentially, sitting in a bar around the San Francisco bay :p)
[ BA Review @ 12/11/2010 ]
ogivlado (5787) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 355ml. -at Crystal Palace (JDW) Glasgow. Clear amber coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, hops in the nose. Sweetish malty, grapefruity hoppy, light caramel and fruits with notes of grass and passion fruit. Pleasant bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is definitely not as dry and seems to tilt more towards the British style with hints of malty biscuit in the aroma and flavour. It is also a bit more full bodied and a little darker than the Big Daddy.
lladnar (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a 2 finger frothy white head. Nice lace until I rinsed the glass. Aroma of florals and pine with citrus rind. I picked up some malt but it was fleeting. Taste was hoppy with pine and citrus rind and more of the fleeting malt. Good medium thick mouth feel. Pine forest burps... Overall a really nice beer.
SarkyNorthener (2095) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@st Matthews hall, walsall. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple and malts. Taste is grapefruit, moderate amount of pine resin, malts and pineapple. Fizzy and light to medium bodied. Excellent well balanced beer. Imagine this is a fridge filler in spoons!
davidtjm (445) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is gold with a frothy head, aroma is fruity, sweet, mango. Taste is fruity, caramel, bitterness towards the final finish. Good beer
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours with a fluffy head and has an aroma with a substantial hop presence, but also some doughy sweetness. average in body. well balanced flavor. dry bittersweet finish. was once my favorite ipa when i was new to the craft beer world. still solid, but not even close to the top."