UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
100th IPA rated: Bottle from spence3802 pours golden amber capped by a crater rock cream head with good retention, some lacing. Nose of pineapple and tangerine. Taste is hop forward but not palate wrecking bitterness. More of a balanced IPA but it fits the bill. I decided that any trade I conduct from the great state of maine must include a bottle.
hopbag (128) - - MAR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big head. Great tropical, grapefruit, and pine hop aroma. Honey colored and a little cloudy. In the same family of IPAs as Pliny (which I only know from clones), but what?s especially nice is the finish. I get a more delicate lemon and biscuit at the end with a tart and puckering sensation. Very drinkable despite the intense piney middle. Must be good water treatment (reminds me a little of TG but with more bite). Mineral taste?
williamstome (1162) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold, small off white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, pear. Flavor is big pine, grapefruit, quite bitter, light toasty malt. Medium body, fresh grassy finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (982) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from high spirits. Light-amber-gold, slight haze, 2 inches of warm frothy creme brulee head that fades at a moderate rate to ocean foam. Aroma is strong berry, moderate orange, sweet grapefruit, some passion fruit, lychee, a touch of floral-honey sweetness underneath it all. Body is light-medium-light, watery-oily a touch starchy, medium-light carbonation of moderate coarseness, soft and soapy on the palate with light burn. Surprisingly inviscid. Flavor is lots of sweet orange, bit of sweet grapefruit, some passion fruit and gauva, pear. Green sap leading into foresty bitterness that doesn’t linger and certainly has no astringency. A refreshing finish. I am thoroughly impressed. I worry that these beers will suffer as the fill the shelves. Storage/distribution is part of the reason why the beers are so good. Wonder why Limbo IPA isn’t as good as it was when it first came out? That’s exactly why. Refrigeration is key though, so I’m hopeful! Of course, selling these at 8$ a bottle is likely not sustainable.
ChiGuy68 (435) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at Headquarters Beercade. It poured a rich, clear amber with a quickly dissipating white head and streaky lacing. Grapefruit aroma with a powerful hop taste, a citrus backbone and a bitter finish. Tasty!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kraddel (4242) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear blonde , OK white head . Smell is citrussy , bitter . Taste is bitter , rather dry . Grassy , citrus , fruity tastes light for the ABV . Fresh , fruity, and slightly grainy finish .
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light gold. Has a strong floral and grapefruit aroma. Has a strong dry taste of floral and citrus hops, but rather light. Has a lingering bitter aftertaste.
VastActiv (3367) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mugs Alehouse, New York. Colour is clear light.orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops, minerals, hops and malts. Hard to find any fruit or hop profile. This is totally different than any other IPAs I have had before. Very nice in fact. Superb drinkability.
phikus01 (111) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Of all the hyped ipas I’ve had this one I found deserving. Balanced to perfection, not boredom (bells two hearted). This uses classic hops for a pine citrus bouquet in aroma and flavor. This would be the perfect IPA to drink everyday. Its too bad that finding it is like winning a kind of lottery and its priced like something that transcends what it is.
DesertDevil (606) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lovely floral aroma of fresh-cut hay, pine, and grass. Pours a clear golden straw with a fresh-white head. Very floral taste of honeysuckle and lemongrass with surprisingly light bitterness when compared with the nose. Extremely clean finish. A good IPA, but, in my opinion, it doesn’t quite merit its high marks.
Handypaul (292) - - FEB 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a three finger, white frothy lasting head that leaves excellent lacing. aroma of pine, faint notes of peach, stronger floral notes and citrus. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, flavors of grapefruit and caramel, average to soft carbo, medium body, and a grassy lightly bitter finish. Not as well balanced and claimed.