tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Update – Draft at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy gold with frothy white head and abundant lacing. Nose of apricot, peaches, mango, grapefruit, pineapple. Delicious apricot, tropical fruit, citrus flavor. A little hint of booze on the finish and a little rye spice and cheddar as well. I could drink this all day.
Original - 1/23/13 - 8/4/8/4/15
Draft at Capones. Poured a clean golden orange with thin off-white head and ring lacing. Aroma is pineapple, citrus, some light caramel. Taste is big time grape flavor, some pineapple, citrus, mild onion. This is a really good ipa but I remember a better version last year - less boozy, more onion.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Does a perfect beer exist? I guess it's subjective, but I will say that this may be the single best beer I have had in my (admittedly brief) time as a hardcore beer drinker, and will be the basis on which I compare all other IPAs moving forward. I expected to have this reaction to Nugget Nectar when I cracked one of them open (picked up a 6 pack so that will happen later this week), so this was an amazingly pleasant surprise.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Juicy orange, pineapple - a bit of resin and lemon.
Ap: Golden-amber, clear - medium off-white head with moderate-good retention and a thin but solid cap of lacing.
T: Bright and bitter orange up front, pineapple - medium bitterness - moss and tangerine - lightly toasty malt sweetness with an edge of toasted caramel - hoppy finish with some lingering clean bitterness .
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Nice beer, really seems like a big IPA - good hop flavor, which is quite assertive, and pleasant fully malt profile.
canes89 (29) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
can’t believe I waited so long ( this will hold me a few weeks ’til Nugget Nectar & hopefully hopslam)
StefanSD (2151) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 12 oz bottle from Bevmo. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is moderate in strength with sweet oranges, tangerines and spicy grains. The flavor is a big blast of ripe hoppy citrus fruits--mostly oranges, but also some lemons--with bready malts filling in the sides and back. The palate is full and a bit oily with lively carbonation. The finish long and bitter. Overall: Top shelf
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a white head. Nose is dank hops with grass and sweet resiny notes. Palate is smooth up front with a nice bitter finish and a sticky tongue. Flavors of resiny and piney hops, golden cereal malts.
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kaser (2791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle at Revolution brewery. Orange yellow with thin white head. Delicious fruit and floral aroma. Hoppy and smooth bitterness. Love this one.
RobertDale (3550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes orange/gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, florals, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemons, malt, caramel, pine, and grain. Very hoppy, very nice!
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, orange-pink pout, head dissipates quickly except along the side of the glass. Grapefruit and peach in the aroma. Flavor is a concentration of the aroma (initial peach/grapefruit, followed by grapefruit bitterness), and crisp.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is fruty hops/mango. Taste is fruity hops, malty backbone, nicely balanced. Another tasty beer from Lagunitas. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.