wedgie9 (2007) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 10/6/14 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased from Beverages 4 Less and shipped. Pours slightly hazy pale orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thick, bubbly collar and some bubbly spots. The nose is full of dank hops that are nicely balanced by some herbal grassy, resin, and citrus peel, with a bit of mallow and bread malt. The flavor has the faintest touch of sweet bread up front, moving to all of the same grassy, herbal, and touch of citrus hops from the nose, with a nice, but very balanced bitterness. The body is medium with a somewhat oily texture, average carbonation, and a long dank, citrus peel, and nicely bitter hops finish.
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy blond color with medium sized head. Strong aroma of pungent and citrusy hops. Dry but soft mouthfeel; lean malt flavor, with pungent and resiny hops. Powerful and balanced.
Easy to describe and just the perfect IPA; fresh and with delicate malt profile. A hop statement.
dhunter151 (566) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Lighter in color than most IPAs. Citrus, crisp and refreshing. Good amount of bitterness. This is one of the best IPAs I've had. I wish I could get it more regularly.
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djd07 (3722) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a clear yellow with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong mosiac and floral. Medium mouthfeel with nice citrus, oak, with light bitterness. Good.
DedicatedToFun (2754) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, orange pour, white head, nose is hoppy, citrus, grassy as hell, taste is very bitter, nice dude.
jtclockwork (8627) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Etched glass. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of hop, resin, caramel malt, citrus. Medium body.
vtafro (3588) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Light grassy and citrus hop aromas. Grassy citrus and mostly earthy and herbal hop flavors.
BeerFunGuy (680) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This light gold beer has a sweet citrus aroma. It has a big bold hop flavor and finishes clean with little aftertaste.
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JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, burnt yellow with medium carbonation. Nice piney, grassy nose. The mosaic really comes through on the nose. Itís got a light to medium bodied mouth feel with good carbonation. Itís pretty hop forward. The body of the flavor is made up of grassy hop and pils and then it becomes more piney on the tale end as the simcoe takes over. If finishes a bit sweet and sticky with hops lingering on the tongue.
Overall, a great IPA from a great brewery. I can definitely see myself going back for more of this one.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled April 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a fat-two-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a light honey color that shows a mostly clear, pale amber tinged, bright golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a huge tropical fruit hop note to it that is redolent of guava, peach concentrate, lychee, pineapple, and peppery, perfectly ripe, almost tart kumquat zest. The nose is expressively hoppy and veritably jumps out of the glass.
The beer is pretty dry, though there is a light sweetness that is mostly accentuated by the ripe hop fruit character. The finish has a solid, biting bitterness to it that is accentuated by a peppery, herbal hop character that leans towards woody oils; this really lingers for . Notes of guava, lychee, and ripe tangelo zest up front yield to peppery, herbaceous, hemp-like, and pine needle leaning character, with the latter balancing out the former. This really finishes nice and light, there is just enough body to not allow the aggressive hop character to completely run rough-shod; eminently quaffable though, and one of those beers that can disappear way faster than you are expecting. The malt character plays barely a supporting role, as it should, a touch of hay like grain character and a suggestion of pale, cracker like malt.
This is a nicely fresh, aggressively hopped IPA; definitely hits my need for a hop fix, and it serves as a nice digestif for the Indian food I just ate.