Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to yoruefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate orange color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward some orange, citrus, and tropical fruits and a light malt presence. The flavor is about the same with the fruit coming forward and malt in the background. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Pretty tasty.
dnstone (2000) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured golden in color with a slight white head. Piney-hoppy aroma; also well pronounced in the flavor.
mar (4246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to zdk9. gold pour with a white head. nose is bitter, fresh hops, and fruits. smooth on the palate, flavor is hops, fruits, light bitterness, and an easy finish.
BadAprilia1000 (156) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a hazy golden color similar to a wheat beer. Head is decent with a thick pillowy top. Aroma is very strong american hops with tangy citrus and floral notes. Taste is great, notes of lemon and grapefruit up front. Also pine and resin bringing a very pleasant bitterness to the finish. A great IPA with lots of drinkability yet still very assertive on the palate.
ogiergrove (111) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pineapple hop aroma, pours from the bottle with pillowy white head on hazy gold. Sharp on the fore tongue, bitter on the back. Not much sweetness to balance the hoppiness, but decent.
theisti (2843) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. 09 07 11 printed on the label, I sure hope that’s bottled on date! Pour is a lightly hazed golden with a one inch off white head. Head breaks up loosely and falls with some nice lacing. Aroma is fresh hop (whew) citrus, mild resins and a firm cracker maltiness. Fresh and vibrant hops, nicely balanced with the malt. Taste is the citrus and resin of the nose, along with the toasted cracker malt. Nice balance. Finish gets bitter with a sharp citrus peel, which detracted some for me. This dries the beer entirely out, and I preceived some alcohol in the aftertaste which surprised me for the abv level. Palate is medium to thin bodied, great unfiltered mouth feel, and the dry bitter finish. Overall, nice IPA - thanks Phil!
callmemickey (1471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Bright orange-golden body. Large off-white frothy head. Moderate retention and spotty lacing.
S: Blend of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and soft caramel.
T: Nicely balanced IPA with a fair bit of citric hops without too much bitterness. The malts are present and pleasant. Good resinous pine towards the back end.
M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Light bitter hop bite. Slightly drying.
O: A nice IPA. Would love to try this super fresh and/or on tap and see how much more the hops might shine.
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden IPA wit a thick off white head. In aroma,a musky floral IPA with caramel malt. In mouth, a smooth pinhey hops with light citrus character, biscuitty malt, not bad. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.
rangerred (675) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled on 9/12/11.
Poured a slightly hazy light gold with a rocky 2 finger head. This beer has excellent head retention.
There is a nice citrusy hop aroma although I feel it could be a bit more pronounced.
The taste is fairly well balanced between hop flavor and bitterness. There is a nice male character as well.
I think overall this is a pretty good IPA. It is starting to become my go-to IPA as I think it is the best one that is available to me here in northeast TN.
kbutler1 (1275) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Gabe. Pours a clear light copper orange color with a slight white head. Danky, citrus rind aroma in the nose, maybe a slight tropical note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet orange flavor with a nice bitter rind kick. Lively carbonation. LIngering bitterness. Some florals as well. Overall, a pretty nice IPA.