Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. Aroma is pine, perfume, citrus, and a hint of caramel. The flavor is bitter but well balanced. Oranges and grapefruit stand out. A hint of sweetness as well. Overall a well done IPA.
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a mainstream ipa this one is very charming, excellent hop flavors up front with a light bitterness allowing the malt bill to shine. Loving it.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on draught into a shaker at Trappeze in Athens, GA. This poured pale straw-yellow and gently laced the glass. Aromas of grassy hops combine with sweet malty flavors to make this is good but not great American ipa. Tasty, and definitely something I would drink again, but not something I would seek out in preference to other interpretations of the style.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and pine in the nose and aftertaste. Nicely smooth in the mouth. Pleasant bitterness at 70 IBUs. Decent beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper appearance, good head retention. Enticing piney citrus aroma. Dry citrussy grapefruit palate, some tropical pineapple and biscuity malt, but a little thin in body. Nice lingering citrus bitterness. Some good hoppy flavors but a little light in body.
larsga (7245) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Amber body with light carbonation. Strawy mango and marzipan aroma with earthy notes. Dry-sweet mango and paper taste with resiny grape notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry resiny grape aftertaste with earthy roasty papery notes. Nice, but a bit papery. (0.355l bottle, from some liquor store in San Francisco.)
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer all around.Easy to drink great aroma great flavor finishes perfectly hoppy like an ipa should.Ive grown to love this beer.It has not had any inconsistancies like many others for me yet.Fresh hoppy not stale or yeasty.Just a very impresive beer.Good lacing nice creamy foamy head layer that stays to the end.Citrusy sweet in smell as taste with a nice mellow lingering hoppiness to let you know what you just drank. I like the somewhat biscuity roasty toasty flavor in the middle from the grain. This beer could turn a non-ipa lover into an ipa lover, alot going on for this beer i would say its almost perfectly balanced.So far New Belgium and Avery win for my favorite Colorado beers.
If your taste buds had g-spots, it would hit alot of them.Great beer-it deserves whats coming to it.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine and grassy hops. Flavor is toasted malts and assertive pine and city’s malts. Nice ipa.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear, apple juice color with a thin white head and an aroma of citrus, primarily grapefruit and some peach. The flavor is a nice grapefruit taste with good hops and bitterness and just a touch of lime on the finish. All around, a very nice flavor and a very good IPA.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma is a tad light and consists of orange, grapefruit, and a hint of pineapple. It pours a transparent golden-amber with a one finger white head that leaves some nice webbing behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with starts with orange and light fruitiness. The finish has moderate grapefruit and a touch of pineapple. Light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.