ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-hazy orange color. The head is two fingers high, with a shade that’s just off-white. Retaining itself acceptably, it has a rocky texture and leaves goodly lacing behind.
S: Citrus, and lots of it. Predominantly grapefruit, with a side of orange and just a suggestion of tropical fruit. There’s also a fair bit of sweet caramel malt, but it seems to be very well integrated with the hop character - creating an illusion of orange juice. Very promising aroma.
T: It’s slightly maltier than the aroma suggested, but still nothing that can be called a sweet mess. The hops are clustered on the front of the palate - bringing their citrusy goodness - while the finish brings forth an almost nutty tone. Some herbal, peppery bitterness (and, later, melon) augments the beer post-swallow. It’s not intrinsically BALANCED per se, but the hop/malt combination is a unique combination that doesn’t clash in any manner.
M: Crisp like an IPA should be. There’s a bit too much body for my tastes, though. Luckily, this goes down easily thanks to its semi-bitter finish, healthy carbonation, and slightly coarse texture.
O: This one is really delicious. It’s prolific malt backbone actually helps it instead of detracting. Though I tend to prefer leaner, less malty IPAs, there’s more than enough here to warrant another 6 pack purchase.
smaynard6000 (923) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with small white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor with loads of citrus and a bit of pine. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish. Pretty good.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nail polish, lemon toffee malt, and light orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate off-white head. Moderately sweet orange toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Solventy finish. Good body.
Malaclemys (450) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, mango, nut, bread, caramel. Taste is caramel, hoppy fruity, grapefruit, nice bitter finish with nut. Midlight body.
rjplumer (914) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine fruit aroma. Hazy amber body with a one fingered off white head. Bold bitter start. Light fruit zestiness in the middle. Above average IPA.
Bennyss (21) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonne IPA Américaine avec une petite odeur dhoublon. Saveur très présente du début jusqu’à la fin pour se terminer en douceur. Fin délicate. Très bonne bière.
degargon (6) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hops. Bitter but with a touch of fruit. Most likely to berries. Aroma is a little absent. A little more creamier than other IPAs. Descent head.
demannu (322) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An overall average ipa. Balanced flavor and aroma. Slick mouth feel dry finish.
klaing (225) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with minimal head. Low carbonation. Quite a rich tasting beer, with lots of citrus and tropical hops. Dry finish. Good.
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VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury. Colour is clear light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some pine, hops and malts.
Tmoney99 (13005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good complex brew.