RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy crap. Super fresh bottle poured in to a goblet. Aroma is super juicy, tart pineapple and papaya. Taste is not overly bitter but well balanced. Slightly grassy, slightly sweet, slightly malty. Finished crispy and slightly dry. This is easily one of the best IPAs I have ever had.
RamyG4 (295) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky amber-orange with a thick, lasting off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine/resin, with a really nice malt background. A perfect balance of hops and breadyness/biscuityness. Taste is mild-medium sweet, medium bitter, great balance once again. Finish is dry, bitter and toasty. Medium body, lively carbonation. Best IPA I’ve had to date, awesome stuff.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
starts out green turning into citrus aromas. just a little biscuit in there with some mouthfeel. balanced approach in bitterness and aromas.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a large foamy/bubbly white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus zest, a handful of american hops, lots of floral and some tea notes and a touch of biscuit. Flavor of grapefruit, light pine, orange and a touch of caramel/biscuity malt.
bth122 (1026) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle. Poured a color like straw or light muddy water. Big frothy head. Aroma is hmmm, hmmm good with fresh citrus and floral hop oils. Medium bitterness. Creamy with just a touch of stickiness. Fresh hop taste. Grapefruit. Enjoyed this one.
Leighton (8605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Chriso Tasting, London. Many thanks to ChrisO! Pours perfectly clear gold with a large, white foam head. Fresh citrus nose, somewhat juicy, lots of melon and orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry citrus and pine needles. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Clean finish with some dry citrus, dry pine. Great balance.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and light grapefruity. Smooth fruity, crisp hoppy, peachy and rapefruity, light mango. Smooth fruity and lingering hoppy.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the best IPAs I have had. It isn’t a huge hop-monster like many of the crazy IPA/DIPA beers that so many geeks fawn over - it is clean, crisp, and balanced. Just the right amount of citrus and dry bitterness and pine resin to it. Not to mention that it looks beautiful in the glass. I think that this is what the quintessential American IPA is, right here.
Hair6a11 (1227) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pour is murky gold with an average fine bubbled white head. The nose is resinous, piney, floral hops. Tropical notes are present as well. The flavor profile is juicy fruit, caramel, tropicals, with some piney bitterness and florals present, as well as mineral water. This brew is nice, albeit mild mannered. It’s a nice drinker
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint .9 into a stemmed NOHO 25th anniversary vast glass. Pours a beautiful orange, gold, tan, hazel brown meshed color with a sunshine background. Head is large the rising as the brew is poured. Almost invites you exclusively for the journey ahead. Aroma is fantastic, with wondrefully blended citrus, pine, and hops all seemingly to be super fresh. Taste is sweet at first, hoppy next, a tad bitter, then hoppy and organic thoughout. Such an excellent ipa here, def worth the 7.95 I ponied up for this. After taste is sweet, hoppy and inviting, with the mouthfeel medium and distinctivly fresh. This is such a well balanced ipa, so appealing to the pallate, it can not be put down! Love Maine beer.