superspak (2472) - 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.
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy copper with an thick off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Citrusy, caramel, pine, bready, overall a solid, standard IPA.
thome50 (1000) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Billed as FW Taproom IPA on nitro in Paso. Pours a creamy golden with big nitro head. Aroma of pineapple, apple, grass, pine and candy. Taste is a bit of a let down. Some good pine but dry and nothing special.
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is quite floral with caramel, light pine, citrus and a hint of bubble gum. Taste is of honey, caramel, sweet florals, citrus, and a clean bitterness.
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber with just a whispy head. Light fruity aroma, but with a nice full fruit salad-hop flavor. Quite drinkable. Re-rate from the bottle 1/21/07: More orange than red. Solid but thick head
Dodgrblu (589) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pete’s Sacramento, nice hoppy aroma, citrus with a mild bitterness.
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange that's slightly hazy. Aroma is citrus orange with a peppery spice note. Taste is malt-forward with a grapefruit bitterness this lingers and gets stronger as the malt notes fade.
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joeworrall (82) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange appearance, strong floral & apricot/plum aroma. No malt flavor either, really sweet in flavor
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma and taste with average hop bitterness. Clear orange color and modest head. Enough malt for solid mouth feel.