micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lazy hazy amber ale. A great big, super tall off white head is produced on the pour. this fluffy billowing head leaves lacing aplenty. Hop aroma is excellent with a bouquet of herbal and floral and a touch of pine. Not picking up much in malts, but in fragrant beers like this do you really care. First sip bodes quite bitter and dry with a floral taste essence. Not as pungent as the nose leads us to believe. This beer finishes smooth and with a semi-dry after taste. Pleasing to look at, smell and drink although the flavor is a bit muted still excellent none the less.
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Served in a tulip. Hazy gold color with a sizable white head, nice retention. Nose is floral hops with some sweet malts. I really like the wheat base in this IPA. Citrus hops up front with some orange/ tangerine flavors. The body and base of this beer makes me think of a hopped up wheat ale. Biscuit like malt balances this beer and really complements the hop profile. It does have a light resin finish that lingers after the sip. Really flavorful. And I may return to When Pigs Fly just to have this on Draft again. A top tier IPA.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from hbmason (032212 stamped on the bottle)...thanks Tim! - Pours clear light amber with a foamy off-white head. Orange rind and pine on the nose, with a sharp alcohol note and a sweet malt base. Tastes boozy--sharp pine and grass mixed with alcohol heat. The malt is thick, sweet, and lightly nutty, which shows itself on the finish. Big and slick, with ample carbonation. Just too much bite on this one.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours deep orange with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is fantastic – passion fruit, melon, orange/tangerines, grapefruits, strawberries and peach up front with undertones of herbs, pine, roses, banana, lemon, black currant, cat box and mango. The malt is clean with a perfect soft bready and light toasted, caramelly profile. Hints of honey, cucumber and cucumber. Clean and near flawless nose. The flavor is light sweet and medium bitter with a tiny acidic sting in on the finish. Notes of citrus, wood, resin, pine, bread and mild toast. The mouthfeel is clean soft and round with a light astringent finish. Light carbonated. Resinous, tea-like and grapefruit peel-ish aftertaste. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Murky amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma offers toasted malt alongside piney, resiny, earthy hops. Medium-bodied and astringent with tingly carbonation. The flavor is medium to heavily bitter and very drying. Finishes bitter, coarse and Sahara-dry. Possibly over-attenuated – depends on what you like in an IPA. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Pine-y, floral and citrus-y hops are grounded in a cushion of a mouthfeel for a highly engaging, earthy IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty pale amber.
-Resinous bitterness is leveled with the rest of the friendly flavor profile.
-The mouthfeel is quite dry, which increases drinkability.
-My first bottle (Spring 2012) had lots of sediment in it, and it was hard to pour a glass without getting too much of it. Subsequent bottles though have been impeccable on that front.
-Oranges peek through here and there.
-Don’t look for complexity in this one. It’s just a beautiful hop vehicle.
JulienHuxley (2416) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml, bottled two weeks ago. Beautiful deep brown with orange-copper shades and a creamy thick white foam. Almost a 5. Aroma: All citrus, from tangerine to pinneaples with very light pine and malt. Taste is juicy hops, very fruity. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste and remains for a long time. Ample and smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Being very fresh, hops take all the place. Maybe a little simple but so damn good. It’s up there with Edward. Above my expectations since I didn’t enjoy Peeper and Zoe that much.
SrSilligoose (3089) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. notes of tangerines, touch of grassy resin, light caramel. bright juicy tropical fruits, balanced nicely by some dry toasted caramel backing. great balance. real nice.
jredmond (4871) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Streets and Brendan. Pours a bright hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is soft citrus and fresh pine hop. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy with notes of pine, citrus, bitter hop, wheat and sweet caramel malt.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Fresh Bottles. Pour was a vibrant hazy copper golden color. Decent lacing and white head. Tropical notes of pineapple, grapefruit, tons of centennial. The malts balanced out the hops well. Earthy. Rerate, orange juice aroma, so juicy and fresh. One of the best ipas out there.