beerfest5 (1064) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice but fairly typical West Coast IPA. Nice hop aroma, but perhaps a bad bottle that had sat too long on the shelf...seemed like the caramel malt had gone off a little. Nice but forgettable.
wabahoye (18) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice aroma, great balance. Smooth finish. Great IPA that leans toward the refreshing side vs. the hop bomb.
Bookseeb (95) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance holds a golden amber color supporting a fair head that dissipates leaving fair lace. Smell has a very nice sweet malt aroma balanced by the grapefruit bitter of the hops. Taste again has the sweetness of the malt with the grapefruit piney bitter of the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A sweet tasty IPA.
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Pours dark amber with light sticky head. Smells of sweet floral hops, resin, citrus and mango. Tastes of sweet hops and caramel bitters to a resin and grapefruit after taste. Pretty one sided and not as hoppy as I prefer. Easy to drink tho and goes down smooth. Medium body lightly carbonated.
EtTuCthulhu (899) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a clear dark orange with a large white head, and the aroma blends honey, caramel malts, and floral hops. The taste is mildly bitter and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses a thick texture, medium body, subtle finish, and a soft carbonation.
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pleasant suprise. I had, for no apparent reason, prepared myself for disappointment. Nice, hoppy IPA with a reasonably smooth finish. Watch the 6-second review here: http://teamchug.com/?p=501
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Taste is summer citrus, pine, hay and yeast, with a mild bitterness. Smooth and enjoyable.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Citrusy, caramel, pine, bready, overall a solid, standard IPA.
Chudwick (1789) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Advent beer #20: 12oz bottle - Nose is citrus, paint thinner and leather. There are some hops in here I don’t like. would be nice to know which one so that I may avoid it in the future. an adumbration of unripe grapefruit. Dusty aftertaste.tickles the tongue. Tiny malty backbone.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/4/2013. Pours hazy deep orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, toast, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus hop flavors and moderate malt balance; with a moderately crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall, despite the age of the bottle, this was a very nice IPA. Nice complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.