TheArgoPirate (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral and citrus notes. Easily drinkable for a high IBU/ABV beer. Good beer overall.
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argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium-off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some catty, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some catty/pine, light bread. Medium body, some acidity, light resin.
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle purchased from the Davis Beer Shoppe. 2012/13 Vintage. The aroma on this is hoppy as hell, with significant mango, grapefruit, orange, and other citrus goodies. A bit reminiscent of a fresh Sculpin. Light dank. Super hoppy, and super aromatic. Mildly hazy orange-colored body with a medium, creamy off-yellow head. Good retention. Starts with some significant danky and citrus hop flavors. More mango in this comes through in the middle. The malts are lightly sweet, but there enough to balance the hops out. I definitely do not detect any rye, oats, or wheat here. They must be used in pretty small portions. Finishes with more citrus hoppiness (huge mango!), and a moderate hop bitterness. I don’t know why this is classified as an ASA...it’s clearly an IIPA, a damn good one at that.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Binny’s-Des Plaines. Pours clear golden orange with a white head. Aromas of loads of perfumey hops, mango, pineapple, bright citrus, and a little malt. Flavors of clean bright orange citrus, mango, peaches, and good dose of bitter hops. Has a decent enough malt profile to keep it honest. This is my favorite type of hop profile where the malt profile is on the lighter cleaner side, but the there is a large hop flavor without an overwhelming bitterness. Hard to not like this.
KegOstertag (92) - - DEC 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Drank in pilsner glass from 12 oz bottle. Aroma- lovely citrus and dry hoppiness scents. Appearance- very appealing golden ale color..yelling drink me. Taste- the perfect blend or lemon and hoppiness. Could classify as IPA by tatse. Love it. Palate- spectacular moutfeel. Light acidic and hops. Overall- one of my favorite beers. So smooth and flavorful. Very drinkable
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now a year round beer, we can erase the Holiday Ale part! Appearance is a dark golden color with a nice 1 finger white head. On the nose you get hit hard with lemon and grapefruit followed by some earthy/grass notes. On the palate there is a nice citrus taste followed by some grass and hay and finishing with the nice hop bite, nothing too over powering. Mouthfeel is light with mellow carbonation. I believe the aroma is what makes this beer so satisfying to many.
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft; clear pale orange with small off-white head; aroma-grapefruit, lemon, rasberry, sweet; taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter. Great beee
starewich (140) - - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Major hops: lemon and resin. But very smooth. Sticky feel. Best IPA (borders on imperial) yet from Lagunitas; shame it’s limited.
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: This is the best smelling IPA I have ever happened upon. Heavy citrus, tropical fruit, and some catty undertones. Malt takes a complete backseat.
A: Pretty average looking IPA; miniscule head and only moderate lacing. However, lastnight I saw this leave a ridiculous amount of lacing on another glass, so maybe I poured it wrong or the glass is different.
T: Heavily hop forward. A lot of tropical fruit and citrus as well as some cattiness/skunkiness. Good stuff!
P: Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. This aspect showcases the malt presence of this beer--truly a spectacular convergence of malt body and hop aggresiveness.
O: This is porbably the most unique IPA I have had in a long time; however, it showcases a completely different side of the hop spectrum.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Bottle. Pours clear golden with moderate white head. Aroma is super piney with notes of citrus and tropical fruit and a hint of funk. Flavors of pine with notes of fresh cut grass. Light to medium body with bitter finish. Very good.