tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
maybe the keg i got my pour from was old-ish, but poured at a reputable beer bar, nose was average for an ipa. hints of citrus and fruit rind. taste was pretty run of the mill, bitter, little malt profile at all, light medium body, and discernible c-hop profile. citrusy, but not pungent or resinous. people keep comparing it to pliny, but it was very similar to what i remember racer 5 being. a good ipa, but not the upper echelon.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden orange pour with a long lasting thin foamy white head. Big hop aroma - grapefruit with a tinge of floral and pine. Taste is similar to the aroma, perhaps not quite as hoppy. Very hop forward, but not overpowering, good balance. An excellent ale from this brewer.
Gription79 (2416) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Great aroma of citrus, tangerine, slight grain character. The flavor is similar, a great citrus hop character that its balanced very well against the grain. A great beer.
davey101 (732) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holiday leftovers ale. Bottled on 12/30/2011. Poured into a pint glass.
A - Lighter than most DIPA’s. Burnt orange body that looks like apple juice. One finger off-white head that sticks around. Nice lacing on the side of the glass.
S - Reminds me of nugget nectar. Loads of peaches, mango, and grapefruit. Strong on the tropical fruit with a hint of pine and grass towards the end. No malts present.
T - Similar to the nose. Super strong tropical notes that finish slightly earthy and piney. Just a hint of biscuity malts. Long lasting bitter finish. Medium mouth feel, really slick with a nice level of carbonation.
O - I had the original batch back when it came out and thought it was liking drinking orange juice. Maybe its the month that allowed it to smooth out a bit, but this is a damn good DIPA. Really hope Lagunitas brings this back somehow.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and rock candy. Sweet caramel malt and resiny hops dominate the flavor. Nice carbonation and a medium bodied beer. Pretty nice
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grass and hoppy aroma. Clear blonde appearance. Ok lacing. Taste is very upfront. Strong hopping finished with bitter hop resin. Very easy to drink. Brown Shugga is hard act to follow and this fills in nicely.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Huhzubendah for gifting me a sixer of this. Served in a mug.
Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a nice white head and quite a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a heavy amount of what seem to be Amarillo hops. Good citrus and a bit of a floral character. Similar flavor, but not quite as pungent and overpowering. No malt to speak of, though a bit of booze works through, doing a great job to balance out the hops. No use of sweetness for that here. Boom.
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Traut frig at the lake...thanks. Pours Cloudy golden color with major lacing...hoppy nose and initial taste. Tastes of pine and grapefruit with nice bitter aftertaste...very tasty.
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spectaculaire arôme de pêche juteuse et de gomme de pin. En bouche c’est rond avec un profil malté assez étoffé combiné aux notes sapinés. Recette intéressante et très rafraîchissante.
stangger (596) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the boathouse in conshie. Cloudy orange pour. Aroma is strong mango, citrus, fruit, strawberries. Fruity grapefruit, mango, orange. It’s an ipa but a great one. smoke,