penstemon (87) - - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber-gold with a white head. Aroma is orange, floral, pine, and caramel. Hint of lemon. Taste of grapefruit peel, resin, and toast with orange marmalade. Bitter and resinous with a nice dry finish.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Beautiful, strong citrus, passionfruit, tropical, some peach or apricot once it starts warming up a bit. Taste and mouthfeel were a little disappointing at first, they didnt live up to the promise of the aroma. Taste was very restrained and mouthfeel a little thin and unsatisfying. After a while though it all starts coming together. Mmmmmm. Itís got a bit more balls now, very nice, the earthy bitterness is playing off the light and airy citric, tropical, floral flavours nicely.
djroehler (272) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden, thin white head. Orange and grapefruit aroma, slight vanilla and toasty malt. Taste is pine, sweet and sour lemon, slight resin, cereal malt but only lightly sweet.
KansaiBeerLvrs (882) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bottle I picked up on sale at Antenna America in Yokohama. It poured a nice copper with a white head. The citrusy hop aroma was great, the flavor starts off with sweet citrus, some caramel type malt notes, a bit of pine and a clean bitter finish. A solid IPA.
BrianHagmeier (296) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It had a stink to it the second I opened it. The taste was one dimensional and a little bit chemical? It was really nothing to write home about.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden with a big head and lots oí lace.
The aroma has some citrus and melon-esque hops... .but a lot of it is caramelly... I canít be doing the caramel aroma in the IPA at this level. Damn...
The flavor is ok... itís one of those IPAs where the hops are used more for a bittering charge than as a featured flavor. The hop flavor is citrus rind and grassiness. The beer is not as sweet as the aroma lets on, but itís still got more caramel flavor than I would normally want. Bitter forward & Caramel-y without much defined hop flavor... thatís pretty much the opposite of what I hoped to get here.
Itís not an actively offensive beer... itís drinkable, but I really thought Iíd be getting a west coast style hop bomb, dry, fruity, & pungent. But I seem to find this to be akin to many IPAs from breweries that have been doing this sort of thing for less time & in regions where there isnít a defined sort of IPA character.
wow, Iím babbling now.... I guess Iíll just stop.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells piney and citrusy. Bitter but balanced. Light copper color. Would drink again.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a nice large foamy sudsy white head that settles to a film and shows plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma has bitter hops that are tropical citrus with apricot melon and mango with a light malt presence. Taste is bitter and malty with the hops being tropical and fruity with a good malty balance. Palate is medium and dry. Solid IPA.
DocJitsu (597) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Small Bar in San Diego. It was the cask ale. Pours a hazed golden orange color with a stubborn, but short white head. Pungent grapefruit bouquet. The moutfheel is a little flat and unrewarding. There are grapefruit esters in the flavor, but not to the extent one would expect from the bouquet. Finishes a little juicy and with more grapefruit esters. Not too bad.
jmohno (966) - Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Clear light coppery gold.Nice frothy short head,good thick lacing.
Aroma is mild but significant with some herbal/mint.Maybe slight fruit yeast ester and slight bready malt. Wants to be pungent/dank but is mildly so.MIld but pleasent.Rated it a little higher because it reallysmells like it tastes good./And it does.
Taste has solid malt/mild-medium caramel,with a bittersweet hoppiness,some mild roastiness or light robust toastiness. Citrus tartness crisp,kinda grapefruity finish but not harsh kinda like ruby red grapefruit. Fairly strong grassy/grapefruit bitter with a linger. Dry finish.Very tastey Ipa.