mensch (205) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awfully attractive aroma and artfully attired appearance. More floral than citrus. Dry and bitter with a nice sweet malt backbone. Long flinty finish, a little off-putting mineral note. Very tasty, I’ll have another.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. sparkling gold with a medium-sized bubbled head. typical but well-presented citrus fruit and pine in the nose with lesser touches of spice and fresh-chopped wood (fuckin hell). medium-bodied, chewy and syrupy but thankfully not oversweet (still sweet though). again, the expected lemon, line and citrus acid fruit character with touched of light pine and resin. well-made but I think I’m off of IPAs for a bit as they’re all too high in alcohol and too sweet / chewy for my tastes.
BucannonXC5 (580) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked it up at Trader Joe’s in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 20. About a finger of head. Color was golden yellow with lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Frothy, cloudy white lacing on the top. Healthy amount of sporadic film on the sides.
Smelled of hops right off the get-go, but not overwhelming. Seemed to be grapefruit citrus hops. Decent amount of pine in there. Some sweetness to it too.
Not a bad taste, definitely better than the smell. Got the citrus notes up front (more lemon up front, ending with definite grapefruit). Pretty piny, too. Could definitely taste the alcohol. Not as bitter as I would have though.
Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, grapefruit finish.
Pretty happy with this beer. Grapefruit rules the day here.
tomciccateri (887) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Scalo Il Bar. Pours a dense dark gold. Big hoppy aroma and flavor. Big body, full mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Hop flavor dominates, little chance to sense maltiness. Hop bitterness well into the finish. Typical over-the-top hopped American IPA, but well done for that purpose.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2012 Total Score: 3.5
On draught at Scallo il Bar. Pours a dark gold color with thin lasting white and lace. Solid hoppy aroma. Medium body. Nice hoppy flavors top the smooth maltiness. Underlying bitterness from start to finish. Mild citrusy character. Very bold and assertive. Memorable,in a good way.
jandd1983 (1617) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was orange peel, caramel and grass with a touch of spice. The taste was grapefruit, bitter lemon and light toffee. Very tasty.
Strykzone (3866) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear ligjt golden with a white head. Big citrus hops are somehow thin but big, too. Nice.
strongpieman (1180) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I could tell this was a good IPA just based on how it looked pouring out the bottle. Great floral hops aroma, just the right bitterness for an IPA, flavorful finish. I look forward to having another one.
joebudzjoe (631) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint from the brewery. Pours a golden apple juice color with a fluffy white head that lasts throughout the pint and laces well. This beer has a sweet, floral nose that has notes of apples and lemon. This is a medium bodied IPA with a tangy, sweet hop flavor that is clean and not too bitter. The malts provide a hint of sourdough bread. This is a really solid beer; easier to put down than most IPAs.
freeofthoughts (528) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours golden with white head. The aroma is piney and orange citrus. Taste wise it is more on the piney bite side with a citrus zest and smooth sweet grain. Enjoyable overall but a bit bitter and rough on the piney side compared to a lot of ipa’s.
drjay44 (2158) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, shared with multiple others at brew club. Thanks to Don. Pours a lasting white hed, ovre a clear amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is pine, citrus, grapefruit peel...taste is pine, citrus, mild toffee/caramel, finishing with a moderate lingering bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation high adding spritz. This is a quite typical IPA, it is a bit light on the malt backbone. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7