Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear golden colored beer, with a nice off white head. The aroma of sweet fruits, like citrus, orange and mango. There are some hops. The taste of sweet fruits, with a little caramel and hop bitter. The aftertaste is sweet with gentle bitter.
JohnnyJ (4944) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber pour with a rocky off white head. Caramel, citrus, orange peel, sweet malts and bitterness. Decent enough, but there are many better options.
TheJestersBeer (2264) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold, white head.
Hoppy aroma, spruce, grain, apricot, grapefruit.
Off-dry, medium body, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, malty taste, grapefruit, spruce, quite grainy.
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden brown with almost no head. Nose and taste are a fairly well balanced blend of citric hops and earthy malts. Not a game changer but quite good.
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bytemesis (4740) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sold as Tuolumne Meadows IPA in Yosemite Park. Pours clear amber with a medium head that has good staying power and some lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, with citrus taking the fore, backed by pine. Taste is hops dominated with a nice up-front punch of grapefruit, with a citrus/pine body and a lightly bitter finish. Smooth drinking and well crafted. Nice effort.
JorisPPattyn (8566) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Very orangey hops, bit sweet-smelling. Bit sticky-sweet flavour, again much orange(peel) oriented with bitter resiny components. Kafir lime. Sticky MF too, feels light bodied and oily. Pffff...
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - on tap. pours clear orange amber with no head. S - aromas of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Grassy and very subtle pine notes as well. M - full bodied ipa with a simple but nice palate. Lingering bitter hops. T - citrus and pine hops up front. Tropical fruits and bitter grass on the palate. Caramel malts come through in the end. O - quite nice simple ipa. 6-
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and pine aroma with grapefruit. Pine and earthy flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with earth, light dust, and light malt.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 1 year old archive: Pours a great looking hazy amber with beige head. Aroma is filled with fruity esters with light caramel. Flavor is like malty wort but the hop profile doesn’t seem to be standing out to me but the hoppy bitter does, just kinda taste like a sweet tea.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed a six pack or two or this beer last time I was up in Mammoth a few months ago. Pours a clear orange/yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is pine, a grainy malt backbone, and some bitter hops. Taste was medium bitter hops, pine, perhaps some citrus, and a semi-rough malt finish. Mouthfeel was appropriate for the style with lively carbonation. In as stacked a category as IPA this beer doesn’t have any chance of standing out but I thought it was a nice enough beer.