VertBaconStrips (2250) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured out a clear dull amber brew with a decent sized white cap on the fuzzy side and leaves sloppy lacing. God damn does this smell freaking excellent! Sweet and caramelly with a boat load of peaches, ruby red grapefruit, nectarines, weak amount of resin. Damn stuff smells mouth watering - pretty straight forward aroma but that’s ok cause it’s got massive presence. Ahhhh, this is just what I wanted - tasty flavours and lots of bitterness. My love of the taste is waning as I go though - seems to consistantly start empty before revving up mid taste.. or in this case the beginning.. what the hell am I talking about? Caramel, peaches, grapefruit, tropical fruits (light), pine. The mouth feel is bugging me - comes across pop-like - a fine bubbly pop but it has a good body to it. Finishes malty with medium lengthed bitterness that is not crushing. This beer really faded from a standout first impression to less than impressive. I still liked it enough and wouldn’t hesitate to buy it if I ever saw it.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. My second IPA in a can. Not bad. A real good IPA. Great pour. Nice orange copper color with a nice white head. Aroma was pines, citrus, and grass. Flavor was big and aggressive. Hop bite in the aftertaste. Sticky mouthfeel. A great IPA. I love this beer.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden brown beer with a nice head. The aroma is sweet, citrus, and pine. The taste is nice citrusy, pine with a very smooth ending. A nice IPA.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In trade from bhensonb I believe, awhile ago. Golden orange, huge rocky head. Aroma has a nice balance of floral and juicy citrus up front, huge malt sweetness coming through. Flavor much the same, residuel sweetness takes over a bit. Another beer I owe a rerate to. Probably pretty solid fresh.
Daytonbeer (720) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beers always taste better in Hawaii. At the yard house, which I highly recommend. 100 taps. Aroma is bright hops. Color shines a dark golden color. Taste is ideal. Hops, sugar, alcohol, and fruit.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cafe Mambo in Maui. My estimation of IPA just keeps going up and up as a taste more great ones like this. Really enjoyed this one, which seemed to have more characteristics of an APA but still the recognizable hoppy bitterness of an IPA. Almost like a perfect mix of both syles - the flavour of an APA with the more complex palate of an IPA. Rosewater, passionfruit, superbly realised maltiness and great lingering finish. Very welcome on a hot Maui afternoon.
brianprentiss (681) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty impressed with this one. nice smell, little head, big taste. why do these things cost so much though? $11 for a sixer? Come on.
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hazy golden pour white head sweet malt and a little citrus hop aroma taste of sweet malts and a little bit of citrus light lacing ...... kind of metallic not very hoppy but does have a nice mellow hop bite in the finish an average ipa
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (big thanks to joss!!!!!!): Deep, very,very deep piney-hoppy nose with a solid sweetish (exotic-) fruity background; deep golden coloured, a bit unclear, medium-sized white head, sticking to the glass; solid bitter and sweet flavour, very smooth and medium bodied; lingering fruity (grapefruit, lemons) and gorgeous hoppy (piney, citrussy) finish, balanced by sweet pale malt. Wow!!!!!!!
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(can, 35.5cl) Hazy, golden colour with a thick and slightly off-white foamy head. Fruity and very piney hoppy aroma with moderately sweet pale malty and slightly spicy background. Slightly bitter flavour with a rounded malty sweetness, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Soft pale malty base with a cornucopia of hop flavours, most of all exotic fruits (guave, mango) and grape-fruit; leading into a medium-dry, slightly bitter very and lasting exotic hoppy finish. A Hawaiian taste bomb. 03.III.10