Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half liter bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral, herbal, earthy and mildly tropical hops. Pale caramel malts. The taste is herbal, pine and resin hops. Pale caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
conway (2062) - - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops. Taste is similar but fruit comes out in the back end. Dry and crisp palate.
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Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best IPA to come out of Maine. Great hop presence both in the aroma and taste. Taste leans squarely towards the bitter. Better on tap but the bottle no slouch either.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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 (323) - , 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 (433) - 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 (4617) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (1342) - 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 (14404) - 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 (36090) - 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.