SDalkoholic (2214) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo: After seeing this on tap recently and passing it up for something else, I’m glad to have been able to come across a bottle of it. Poured a thick shaving cream foam type of head while the liquid was a golden blonde color. The aroma is heavy with perfumed hops while a buttery scent of grained malts comes through too. The flavor is mild with a taste of bitter hops that rub off some notes of citrus fruit and peel and has a strong resemblance to sweet homemade grapefruit juice. Nothing over the top or special, but a still a standard IPA.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: An extremely bitter citrusy, wooden and resinous IPA. Good despite its excessive bitterness.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed moderately fresh 2 months after receiving it through private importation
The look: Almost clear golden amber body topped by small off-white head
In long: The hoppy nose is mostly citrusy, dank and a bit floral. Taste is a soft chewy bready malt backbone, some caramel, concentrate apricots juice, hops resin, floral notes. The bitterness is surprisingly biting and really sticks to the back of the mouth, so much so that it almost feels like an alcohol bite (but the beer is only 6.5%). Bitterness level is really through the roof and would be more fitting in a 9% Double IPA and seems disproportionate in this beer. After-taste is very much sticky wooden hops resin. This is really not a session IPA, unless you have maso taste-buds. For bitterness lovers only. I enjoyed this beer alone at home because with no distraction, because if there is something I hate in life it is everything that is not beer.
MattH (660) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Torrance, CA Whole foods. Translucent gold pour. Two finger head recedes to a half inch and last throughout the time it takes to drink the beer. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, and something sweet which is hard to identify. Taste is of grapefruit, pith, peach, and sweet malts. More of a maltier ipa than a hoppy one. Smooth mouthfeel with a little resin and lower carbonation.
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sized head medium strong carbonation deep gold pour aromas floral citrus some tropical sweet malt spiciness flavours strong bitter like citrus pips grapefruit caramel resiny pine finish aftertaste not bright except for the strong bitter some malt sweetness that is sweet but flat like resiny taste floral follow up after a good aroma dissappointing finish
emacgee (4306) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean bright yellow with one finger of off white head. Nose is malt forward and herbal, heavily herbal. Kind of convoluted and muddled, bready and herbal domination. This just seems like a big ol’ English Style IPA to me....Slight oxidation. Not a big fan. Astringent lasting bitterness.
Brenhophead (640) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice big head and decent lacing with a pine/grassy and grapefruit aroma. A semi sweet start with the grapefruit flavour and a big bitter finish. This is a very decent US IPA.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Orangish amber, clear, a bit fiery, thin white head, spotty lacing.   Pale hop nose, slightly vegetal.   Moreso vegetal on the tongue.   Seems like one of those beers thats been sitting in the sun for too long.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Hoppy finish, yet chalk full of overcooked vegetables.   Its not so strong that I think its off, but still could use a re-rate.
alexsdad06 (6726) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The aroma is malty with some ripe fruits, stinky cheese, and resiny hops. There is a touch of butter that came in as it warmed. The flavor is a bit more subdued and more like the description would lead one to believe. Good balance between malt and hops. Moderate bitterness to the finish. Meh...
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic hop aroma, quite complex that makes you want to just sniff your glass all day long like some kind of paint sniffer. The palate is clean and crisp with plenty of hop flavour and good supporting malt. A dry finish makes this one of the better IPA’s I’ve had for some time.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Bitter hops throughout. Citrus and pine in the middle. Well balanced even without much malty sweetness. Dry bitter finish. Tasty.