arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle $5.99 Bright orange color, great head, looks good. Smells herbal as well as citrusy, good. Taste is a bit if citrus but I mostly get melon rind, green hoppiness, a bit vegetal but good. I’ve already been through three bottles in less than a week, good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-08-2011 21:17:47
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A straightforward old-school, clean, medium dry, golden-blonde IPA with citrusy/grassy hopping. Very satisfyingly
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed probably fresh, a few weeks after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Mostly clear golden blond body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: Nose is typical citrusy and grassy hops with a focus on grapefruits and sundried yellowed grass. Nothing original here but with all the new breeds of hops popping up left right and center it is surprisingly refreshing to go back to the good old fashion hops and with no Citra, Nelson Sauvin and friends. Taste is equally straight to the point. A clean low sweetness malt bill that is somewhere between a baguette and crisp crackers, a tiny bit of honey and some residual sugars, a good amount of grapefruity and dry yellowed grass hops. Bitterness level is medium and it leads to a relatively dry finish. Well levelled medium carbonation. It clocks at 7% but I’d session it all night, this is very easy to drink. Nothing original here, but the execution is flawless. I really like this beer, and once I was finished drinking the beer I hugged the bottle and I told it I really liked the moment we spent together, and if only I could have a dollar for every time I had a discussion with a bottle of beer I could pay the psychiatric help I obviously need.
jkbachman (179) - - SEP 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful hop aroma. Pine like hop flavor. Clean hop bite. Golden color reflects good malt character.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with a white fluffy head.. The aroma is citrusy and a little bread. Taste is similar and overall, pretty good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore - 22/05/12.
Clear golden with a foamy off-white head.
Big citrus nose, grapefruit, pine, grass.
Taste follows nose perhpas lacking a bit of malt?
Medium bodied with a dry finish.
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 (5358) - 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 (2581) - 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 (3417) - 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 (7243) - 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.