Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a semi-clear yellow amber with a bubbly, frothy head. Aroma of citrus, burnt caramel, grass, resin. Flavour is beautiful! All of the above, like licking fresh wood, quite earthy - like nature in a glass. Fresh, silky, medium dry, balanced. Nice.
mcberko (4875) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a medium, foamy off-white head - medium retention. Aroma of grapefruity hops, toasted hazelnuts, with a very toffee malt backbone. Flavour of floral and citrusy hops, some light peach-like fruit, bitter grapefruit notes, and biscuity, caramel malt backing. Not sure if I would guess this was fresh hopped, maybe somewhere in between fresh and dry. Nevertheless, a well-made, well-balanced, flavourful IPA. Excellent.
madvike (2408) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Looks great, clear amber with a big foamy white head. Pungent pine hops on the nose, with some citrus rind and lightly toasted bread hops. Pretty big sweet maltiness in the taste, with citrusy hop resin that builds into a sticky, bitter pine finish. Well-carbonated and slick, pretty big.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent fresh hop IPA, though I got an old bottle. Earthy, green and raw. Fluffy carbonation. Easy-drinking texture. Mild to moderate bitterness, as expected with a fresh hop. 70 IBUs is questionable. Or the doughy-sweet malts are obscuring some bitterness.
Dogbrick (6871) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium foamy white head that burns away steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of hops, pine and malt. Medium body with a piney hops character and notes of sweet malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good IPA. Easy to drink and smooth going down. Can taste the citrusy notes in it. Would go well with a steak or other BBQ.
Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours clear light copper with gold hues and full smooth near tight off white head. The aroma offers up sort of citrus tangelo, some mango and some peach mixing with mild levels of spicy Belgian yeastiness. I also get other fruit notes like red apple and kiwi. The taste has a classic even mix of Belgian spicy yeast and various citrus hop notes. This is crisp and leaves a nice spicy Belgo yeast to citrus hoppiness lingering deep into the after taste.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours clear pale golden, frothy white head that's bubbly. Nose is orange, clean, yeast, grass, floral hops, fresh pine forest. More grassy, floral hops, citrus, fresh, earthy malts, medium, dry bitterness, not overwhelming bitterness and quite drinkable.
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Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. (This is reviewed from notes, it was drank fresh).
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and orange notes from the hops, as well as a hint of biscuit malt. The aroma is very fresh smelling. The flavor is full of big, resinous and sticky pine notes, with a little bit of orange citrus. There is also some bread from the malt and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured into tulip glass. No bottled on date that I can find. Bought just a couple weeks ago.
Aroma: Peaches, oranges, floral hops, malt, caramel, grass,
Appearance: golden yellow with a slight orange tint. hardly no head that faded immediately. laces glass nicely. few bubbles rising to the top
Taste: medium sweet, mild sour, mild bitter
Palate: medium body and slick texture. lively carbonation on the back of the tongue but not much up front. finish is medium bitter and mild sour. bitter lingers for a bit but not too overpowering.
Overall: Very good balanced IPA but not worth the price in a bomber for the taste or the ABV. Nothing really special. Would much rather have a Firestone Walker Double Jack for less money and higher ABV.