flatmatt (1012) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma strong of pine resin with herbal, floral hints. Flavor is all hops, strong on grapefruit and pine resin, floral, with the citrus taking more of a lead over time. Relatively clean finish. Very nice, just not sure why it isn’t classed as an (I)IPA.
Gachupines (785) - USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden with a thick white head. Aroma is piney hops with a bit of resinous sap. Flavor is restrained pine hops with a somewhat sweet malt backbone. Very drinkable.
rajendra82 (928) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very clear amber colored pour, lots of bubbles, durable head. The looks remind me of Sierra Nevada Celebration, and that’s a very good start. The smell was highly potent out of the glass at an arm’s length. Very citric hops with a touch of pear, and the intensity is great. I could just smell this beer for a while. The taste another hop assault, as the grapefruit, tangerine, and bitter orange flavors just hit all at once. The malt is not much of a presence here except providing some sticky sweetness. Medium dense and creamy feeling in the mouth. This was a very well crafted DIPA. There is of course no substitute for Brown Shugga, but I hope they keep this one around too. Otherwise they would really suck :)
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 (5347) - 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 (130) - 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 (2024) - 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.