VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, deep straw or golden and good medium head. Massive hop lift. Very green aromatics. Slightly rubbery and certainly piney. You can’t see the malt. Dry, not sour and bitter. Dense, good weight and long. Very hoppy palate. Massive resiny, piney flavor.
Good beer. It’s not a strong ale. It’s a classics west coast IPA.
Very long and massive.
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a honey gold with some tiny floaties, about a 3 finger off-white head. Decent webby lacing once the head recedes. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, light dank. Tasting notes of big tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, floral hops, a little toffee. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
larryLSB (509) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glad this came out again. Poured into a tulip, semi - clear bright gold with a medium white head. Sweet citrus nose, flavor is hop forward, was expecting a more balanced taste with that nose. Medium bodied a bit on the oily side with an abrupt finish. Hard to say, IPA or strong ale?
Krej (222) - USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got one bottle of this and split it with a friend. It’s good but I I expected it to be better so I’m not totally impressed. It tastes like what I’d expect a generic American Strong Ale would taste like but with a lot of hops. I’d probably get it again though since it is pretty good.
malkyore (377) - - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is great hoppy and citrus. Taste is pretty much just hops, there’s not a whole lot of backbone. A lot of hops... I like it a lot, it’s happier than a lot of ipas I’ve had. A great beer I’d get it again!
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of citrus, dirty feet, floral hops. Hazy golden orange color. Taste is warming alcohol, herbs & citrus. I look forward to this beer every year. So great.
coreyvan (15) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This fresh hopped beast anything but sucks. Opens with an excellent fresh hopped aroma and delivers on the fresh hop promise with a beautiful earthy taste and an almost orange peel after taste.
The smoothness and slight maltyness enhance the profile making the perfect American ipa.
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a really nice golden color. Small white head. Smells lightly of spices. Taste starts tangy then moves to just slightly bitter yet sweet. Ends smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Good for Lagunitas! A good substitute! Would drink again.
b33r (857) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright gold transparent color with small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma and flavor have strong vegetable, grassy hops, like broccoli or something. It’s hardly the citrus, grapefruit, fruity, tropical bomb everyone is saying. If that’s what you want there are better options. I got a 6 pack of it and am rating the last beer, but each experience has been the same. I really wanted to love this beer- may be a bit overhyped. With that said, it was still okay overall- and as always, good price.
josche81 (1) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great overall flavor. Pours with nice head. Wonderful upfront hop flavors with a nice balanced finish and not too bitter.