ACHops (839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours clear pale orange with thin head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Taste is solid caramel malt base with a ton of hop flavor; grapefruit, pine, and floral. Nice alcohol to pull it all together. Truly one if the best balanced IPAs around. Glad to see this back. Gearhead is a weak sibling to this.
DocLock (8154) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours copper with off-white head Nose is floral, fruity, with notes of black pepper, pineapple, melon. Tastes hoppy, piney, with pineapple, tangerine, a bitter finish, and huge IBU level.
maekchu (2447) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Malty, herbal nose, with some grass. Amber/brown color, filmy head. Caramel, good hop mix of citrus/pine, mild finish, with decent light hop track. Medium body. Well-balanced, with an edge toward the sweet caramel.
reggiedunlop (3328) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden/orange with a medium white head...thin lacing rings. Aroma has a good bit of pineapple and orange...some tea notes...boozy heat. Flavor is more grapefruity with piney/resinous and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit oily with a dry and bitter/resinous finish that lingers.
vyvvy (4382) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours golden copper with a white head. The aroma has caramel malt with fruity and citrusy hops. It has a medium rich body with lots of soft carbonation. The taste has fruity hops which tropical and stone fruit aspects. Its also pretty dank and has gentle caramel malt giving a nice balance. The finish has huge pineapple and mango flavors. Really good IPA.
Underdogs88 (204) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus tropical hop aroma. Appearance is copper with a thick white head with good retention. Flavor is full of citrus and tropical hop flavor. Malt flavor consists of caramel, bready notes. Bitterness is clean. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good ipa.
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WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copied from my BA review.
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, El Dorado, Columbus.
Malts: Great Western 2 Row, Crystal, Dextrin.
07.22.14 Bottle date.
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a tumbler glass on 09.12.14.
A: See through amber. 2 finger head.
S: Loads of grapefruit, some pine. West Coast style for sure.
T: Orange, apricot, and mango dominate. Pineapple, hop resin, flower, and some spiciness too.
M: Crisp with enough carbonation.
O: A solid West Coast style IPA. I picked this one up after hearing good things, it being on lists of top IPAs and whatnot, and it was not disappointing. It’s surprisingly refreshing and easy to drink, which seems weird with the 7.5% ABV. It’s very well balanced and complex. It also has a really nice lingering pineapple sweetness.
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap somewhere in Philadelphia (it was pretty late and I have no idea where we were); bright amber color; great, citrusy hop aroma; great citrusy hop flavor on a medium bodied, bready malt base
mjg74 (2604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Medium copper in color. Huge hop nose. Some pine and a bit of tropical fruit as well. Solid hopiness with a good deal of tropical fruit. Good IPA.
stevoj (2482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is what NW IPAs are all about, big and hoppy, beautiful pour with medium fluffy head, nice resiny aroma, more hoppy taste with an oily resin finish. Great looking and tasting, from start to finish.
60minuteman (938) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A predominately hoppy IPA built on undertones of hop, citrus, wheat, malt, spice and cinnamon I am thinking. Aroma is piney hop and yeast. Very bitter on the tongue but disappears quickly. Very sticky. Very nice.