MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Leafy, citrusy hop resins top cuddly cereal sugars in this very satisfying rendition of the West Coast’s signature style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam garnishes the misty amber.
-The resinous hop bitterness is gripping, but leveled to the rest of the brew’s meidum-high intensity.
-Carbonation feels soft and natural, which doesn’t impede on the aromatics at play.
-Malts don’t offer much apart from a few sugary flavors, but that was to be expected.
phaleslu (7362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange-gold with a small but resilient off-white head. Aroma of sweet and caramel malts complement orange and grapefruit citrus, pine, and flowers. Flavor of orange, grapefruit peel, apricot, pine resin, caramel, biscuit, and a bit of floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a juicy, resinous mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Excellent IPA. Not quite White Knuckle, but right there.
thome50 (1192) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery. Hazy deep gold and light head. Aroma is mild floral and cherry for some reason. Taste is peach, grass and nice hop bouquet. Love the peach and malt bill here. Nice single IPA.
Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh, my! Tis good. Tis very freakin’ good. Huge floral boquet of hops. Deep flavor of malts, with fantastic bitterness. A slight reddish hue with this white head, but does leave stickly lacing. Excellent!
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Q, in San Francisco. Pours clear orange, moderate cream coloured head, great lacing. Nose is creamy with soft and gentle lifted citrus notes. Thai-scented ginger, tea, cold cream, rosewater. Flavours of juicy grapefruit, navel and mandarin oranges, fresh dairy cream, spruce, ginger, and light limestone/chalk. This is a feminine, delicate and utterly delicious IPA. I have a strong feeling that this travels very badly, and finding this in perfect shape is a bit akin to unicorn hunting. Just a wonderful surprise!
BVery (7603) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Marin. Orange pour with a clingy small white head. Nose is grapefruit and caramel malt. Same in the taste, plus a bit of pine resin. Moderate palate. Nice brew.
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at brewpub. Ok aroma,.sweet. orange and pine, clean brownish orange, small head, minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Again ok, flavorful enough, but weak for area.
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours cloudy burnt orange color with off white head. Pine, citrus, and caramel aromas and flavors. Moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Rating #203. Hazy bright orange pour with a beige head. Light pine with some sweet citrus. Mild bitterness with a little caramel malt and a moderate bitterness. (2276)
thetmaxx (772) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at streets of London for beer week! Aroma is very nice, floral hops, grapefruit and citrus. Flavor reminds me of pliney! Smooth bitterness, with a balanced maltiness. Oily and thick. Nice medium head with lacing down the glass.