TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a can at Mondial de la bière. Crystal-clear orange with a nice white head. Sweet citrus aroma with some resin underneath. The taste is very drinkable - piney hops and caramel in a nice balance. The finish is not as bitter as some, or perhaps as it should be. Depends on your tastes. Nice IPA, though.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can delivered from Hawaii. Pour is a bright orange with a very thin head of creamy lace that clings to the glass. Aroma is a little different from what I had expected. Aroma includes the normal hop character but there is also vanilla - the odd part - which is welcome. The flavors are bitter upfront, but the body is full and the finish is flowery and complex. This beer is a real winner. I’m impressed.
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a stunning Sunset amber glow. Really Piney beer in the nose and on the tongue. Good body and the finish is very nice. Excellent IPA.
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL can, pours cloudy golden with big white head. Big stunning piney hops aroma, with citrus and floral notes. Flavour of soapy, piney hops, with floral notes, citrus and light sweetness. Very nicely made IPA.
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours a totally transparent, bright yellow gold with a frothy, clumping white head. Nose is pleasant, some mango, some citrus, light sweetness. Flavor is real solid, malty, sweet, crackers, lemon, lime. Medium bodied, dry finish. Good session beer.
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can pours clear copper with large off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, malt, and hops. Taste is similar to aroma very smooth creamy texture with a nice malt and honey backbone. Nice balanced IPA.
Markro1 (5) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy aroma with a dark golden color. Doesnt have the usual ipa slick mouth feel. Taste is more bitter than hoppy. A bit to sweet for me. In a crowded room of IPAs doesn’t really standout.
NeonBlackBrain (19) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance and aroma of this brew was what stood out. Golden and clean with a great head. On the nose there’s the scent of freshly peeled oranges and tangerine. It wasn’t as bitter as I would have liked it to be. Flavors of citrus and pine are present but it didn’t have much of a finish.
Sledutah (7027) - Utah, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared at the SLC holiday tasting
Appearance: Clear golden with a big foamy white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Pine and floral
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel and floral
A great IPA
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In can; Clear gold with a white head when poured. Crispy hops aroma with scent of honey and flowers. The taste is quite bitter, and very, very hoppy. I almost got a cordial taste ... really didn’t enjoy this one at all.