michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of crystal malt, hops, citrus, light grapefruit, and pine. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, citrus, pine, crystal malt, resin, light grass, and light wood. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Crystal malt, hop, pine, resin, wood, finish is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle-shared by hbmason-pours hazy to cloudy orange/brown with a light tan head. Aroma is pine/citrus, 2nd medium malt. Taste is citrus zest/pine hops with some bite, 2nd medium malt-bready.
sanborn13 (7) - Hebron, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this one up at Whole Foods in Portland this week and enjoyed it for supper last night. The beer is one of the best looking beers I have reviewed with a great golden color, 1-2 finger bright white head that lasts throughout leaving great lacing on the glass. Aroma has lots of citrus with a bit of hops but not as much as I expected. Taste is complex for an IPA; starts sort of sweet then some hops kick in but the malts quickly balance things out. Aftertaste is there but not overpowering and slightly sweet. Lunch is easy to drink and surprisingly refreshing for a 7% ABV IPA. Could have easily enjoyed another bottle of this one but only had one in the fridge.
Phillies08Champs (679) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Matt Capone. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color. Nose is amarillo, centennial, and slight bubble gum. First sip is plesant with grapefruit and cumquat with malt balance. Smooth finish with lingering grapefruit.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, floral, and rinds. Tastes of citrus, pine, with some caramel.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1182 bottle; nose is heavy grass, medium citrus, decent pine, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is heavy sweet red grape, some leaves, grass, late heavy fresh hops bite
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Ernesto987 who sent this for SS.
This pours a hazy deep gold with a tall, sticky, long lasting off-white head.
Toasty, biqsuity malt aromas come to my nose first. A floral, spicy hop aroma builds as the head fades and as it continues to build, a strong, resiny, pine aroma abounds.
The flavor is lightly bitter, but not nearly as complex as the aroma had prepared me for. Some dryness in the finish. Easy drinking and sessionable, but it may thin a bit after a few.
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in NYC. Pours apricot with white head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, pineapple and resinous pine. Dry bitter finish. Medium body.
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Santa with the big hook up on this one, wanted to try it asap for freshness. Nice pop from 500 mL bottle, pour is very dark hazy orange with big fluffy slightly off white head, eggshell colored. Aroma brings notes of big citrus oils, lemon, and pineapple, mixing with great piney and resinous notes that complement the aroma so well. Wow, I hope the beer tastes like this! Taste is high on the carbonation but it works, big sweep of citrus and pine, hints of lemon, some slight crackery biscuit in there, but the hop wave ends a bit quickly, with a fairly nice bittering finish. Looks and smells great, taste is a bit lacking comparatively, but a really nicely done IPA that borders on DIPA.
Chaseman (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber in color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and grass/pine. Taste is of sour, citrus hops which create a bitterness that comes from both the mild fruit tones, as well as the piney taste and smell that lasts through out. Nice dry finish. Very good IPA.