illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Lush in Chicago. Pours amber gold with a white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Very pale malt backbone, and loaded with spicy and citrus hops. Dry finish, and slightly resiny. Very easy to drink. Perhaps a tad overattenuated for my tastes, as I think a little more residual sugars would make the hop flavors pop out.
screigh (418) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark straw to very light copper color. Thin white head. Hoppy aroma with a bit of grain/rye. Complex flavor. Can pick up the rye. Crisp. Lots of hop flavor. Bitterness from start to finish but seems to hit different parts of the tongue.
Crash_the_dog (95) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An almost perfect west coast IPA. Crystal clear amber in color, with a sticky white head. Intensely hoppy nose, with a flavor to match. A really amazing example of the style.
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mabel (5324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5309-20130429] 12floz bottle. Fruity orange hops aroma. Slightly hazy, bright orange red body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Fruity orange citrus grain flavour. Medium body has a bitter bite. Good, nice balance. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
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GreatDane1632 (127) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Received, pleasingly unexpected, in a trade with BMoosey. Bottle poured into my IPA glass. Nice clear golden pour with amazing aroma. Flavor is very nice more malt driven than I expected. Very nice beer would like more please.
deathserv (22) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from my local grocery that carries a solid selection of beers. Drank most of the six pack from the bottle but I poured one out for the purposes of a review. Pale amber pour. Hoppy, grassy, resin-forward aroma. Medium bitter with a pleasant sweetness at the end ostensibly giving the beer its "Brown Shugga Substitute" moniker. Slightly oily, bittersweet finish. Nice beer.
jdjuice (304) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy rich gold, white head. Aroma of fruity and floral hops. A touch of sweetness and some interesting flavors that I think are coming from the addition of multiple grains. Hops dominate though and are more citrus than the nose. Hop character lasts for the long, pleasantly evolving finish. An interesting little twist on a hop-forward American IPA.
rumproasts (2011) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. This is an absolutely glorious IPA. Huge fruity flavor with a major hop punch. Awesome. One of my favorite beers ever.
Cachobrewski (3) - MEXICO - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It has beautiful color and a big, creamy head... Aroma is intensely hoppy; I find it to be dominated by floral/spiciness, herbs, some faint bread, very earthy. Taste is less bitter than other IPAs but extremely flavorful, balanced sweetness with a dry finish that always makes it hard to appreciate the beer at higher temperatures.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a crystal clear orange with a golden tint. Fresh examples show strong, dank hops. Bright, juicy citrus hop flavors lead to some resinous notes on the back of the palate. Crisp, dry & refreshing. Very easy to drink. Hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate & it is nearly impossible to stop reaching for the glass. A benchmark IPA.
Bacterial (1057) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden pour with a nice white head and nice white lacing. Hoppy citrus and slight pine nose. Very hop aggressive taste without much bitterness.