deanso (6575) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin creamy white head. Lovely citrus aroma. Hazy blond pour. Lovely citrus bitterness.
wheresyourball (539) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle picked up in Boston. Pours a gold orange color with a white head. Nose is citrus, bread, and pepper. Flavor is well balanced hops, malt and citrus. Definitely above-average, but in San Diego Iím surrounded by great IPAs and didnít think this was a standout.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. This is a kinda light cloudy deep golden one with a medium sized off-white top thatís sticking to the sideís of the glass. Nice fresh aroma with lots of fruits. It almost smells like candy this. A bit sweet, fruity, some piney hops and some honey melon. Nice! Well flavored with a good amount of grassy hops. It had a kinda oily mouthfeel and a above average carbonation level. Itís quite grassy, but quite. More melony fruitiness, some tropical melon and passion fruit. Really tasty. No doubt about that. Could drink this every day. 12.06.2013
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet.
A: Pours a hazy orange-copper color. Very hazy, actually. About two fingers of fluffy, off-white head is formed, and the retention is fabulous. The lacing left on the glass is both sudsy and plentiful.
S: Unsurprisingly, itís loaded with citrusy hops. I notice grapefruit, mango, apricot, and melon alongside some more typical pine notes. Slight biscuity maltiness is evident, too. While it didnít quite blow me away like I expected it to, itís still a great aroma, head-and-shoulders above many IPAs.
T: The citrus notes are even more evident on the flavor profile. A huge opening of fresh grapefruit, apricot, melon, and mango provides an evocative juiciness that I love. Mild pine bitterness and slight biscuity tones appear on an otherwise clean finish. This really does a fantastic job of showcasing fruity hops in a balanced manner.
M: Pretty much ideal here: clean, crisp, bone-dry, low bitterness, and light. Iíd call it íeasy to drinkí, but this is one of those beers I donít want to end. Soft carbonation adds to the wonderful mouthfeel.
O: Itís easy to see why this is hyped. As far as east-coast IPAs go, I canít think of one thatís on this level - maybe super-fresh Troegs Perpetual IPA or Flower Power? Obviously I havenít sampled any of the (supposed) Vermont masterpieces, but Iíd still imagine this one is really high up the totem pole regardless. And to think I was ready to complain about MBC pricing before sampling this - Iíd gladly pay $8/500ml for this one again. And again, and again, and again...
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 16 oz bomber, thanks Devin. Aroma is pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. Flavor is dank pine, citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. For being very hoppy in the nose this beer balances out quite a bit. Great beer!!!
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle - pours hazy gold-orange, huge white fluffy head, lasting and awesome lacing. Beautiful to behold! Rocky! Subtle aromas of oranges, grapefruit, biscuit, and pepper. Tastes of nice balanced malts, hops with fruit, and longish finish. Creamy palate finishing dry. Good and drinkable.
JSteve (11) - Windham, Maine, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid above average IPA will definitely have this one again and in the rotation.
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DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle, thanks to Casey for bringing this back for me. Poured into my IPA glass. Enjoyed with dinner (is that OK?). Bottled 5/21/13. Pours a mildly hazy amber color, with a big off-white head that fills 1/3 of the glass. Fades to a thin, reasonable amount, with a cool little head-mountain in the center. Leaves good lace. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Kind of dry in the finish. Nice, piney, kind of citrusy hop profile. Good bigger bitter taste, light zesty sweetness. Nice biscuity, caramel malt balance. Damn good satisfying flavorful and balanced IPA.
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy tangerine pour with a 4 finger white head. Aromas of piney hops, a bit of citrus rind. Taste is bitter without being too aggressive, although you notice the hops all the way through. Finishes pretty dry wih a lingering bitterness. Pretty nice.
Art (2232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange cloudy color with a pillowy white head. A huge citrusy pine aroma. Perfectly balanced for an IPA. Tons of white lacing down the glass. Smooth and refreshing. Thanks for sending this WL beer soonerchamps!