woodychevy (469) - - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really tasty. Didn’t win gold medal for nothing. Pours a nice orange color with minimal head but nice lacing. Nose is tons of hops- floral and melon and pine. The tropical flavors come through on the palate first- mango, passionfruit followed by a satisfying wander through a pine forest. Some dankness and acidity thrown in for good measure. Almost like all the flavours of a west coast IPA in one drink- layered and complex. Malty backbone to stand up to it all- drinks smoothly even at 80 IBU. Really well done.
GenDV138 (2017) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can poured into a tulip, thanks to my friend Ben! Clear golden orange with almost two fingers of beige head. Aromas of citrus, floral, biscuit, toasty notes. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral notes, biscuit, toasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
BeerdedDave (627) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz can; an great IPA brewed with Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, Warrior, and Chinook hops; deep amber color; great citrusy hop aroma with piney notes; great bitter hop flavor; lots of citrusy hops with some pine notes; medium bodied caramel malt base; fantastic bitter, citrusy hop finish
vandc01 (122) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can dated 12/10/2014. About 5 weeks old.
Aroma - sweet tropical notes - not overwhelming, but good.
Appearance - Golden color, nice looking beer.
Taste - medium mouth feel - plenty of malt backbone.
Palate - nice fizzy after taste.
Overall - it is a very good beer, not sure I think it is a 99/100 beer, but certainly a solid beer.
tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can received from my Secret Santa. Thanks rayg1!
Canned 12/29/14 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, herbal and floral notes, hints of caramel. Taste is smooth, malty and grassy with some citrusy hops, floral and herbal notes, caramel and lemon. Finish is lingering bitter, crisp, malty and caramely with loads of herbal hops, floral notes, citrus, pine, resin and grass. Solid and fresh IPA.
HonkeyBra (3557) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can from my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours a hazed orange amber with a medium frothy white head. Good lacing, good head retention. Aroma of citra, pine, mango, and fruity hop candy notes. Medium sweet caramel notes. Flavor is hop forward with balancing caramel hop malt. Above average bitterness. Medium bodied with slick mouthfeel, average carbonation. Finishes bitter with mild booze and sweetness. Very nice IPA.
CelticBrew (884) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from tap @ NoDa, a medium golden color, forming white foamy head. Aroma of hops, herbs, lite tropical fruits and biscuits yeast and field grass.
Flavor pleasantly pungent, bitter hops, mango, yeasty rolls. Deliciously fresh and quaffable.
RobertDale (3781) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Pours a clear golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, orange, tropical, pine, and malt. Excellent.
Aurelius (4445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly catty, slightly soapy, lightly diacetyl AIPA aroma. Slightly foggy. Slippery mouthfeel. Pleasant diacetyl, staunchly bitter, mineral, not fruity or sweet in particular. Way drinkable. Thanks to someone for sharing this at Baby Proof.
rxeight (1573) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a 99?!? Can is dated 10/7. Older than I prefer, but in range with stuff I commonly see on the shelf. Kind of a bitter sweetness, too malt heavy. Skunky old hops.
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This textbook American IPA pairs caramel malts with mango-like hop aromatics before leaving salient earthy hop resins on the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin veil of foam floats atop the misty pale amber.
-Bitterness lingers quite long once again for a NoDa brew.
-There is too much caramel for my tastes in IPA, but I respect the craftsmanship in the beer.
-Carbonation is prickly and the mouthfeel sweetish.
-I prefer Foothills Hoppyum IPA in North Carolina IPAs.
On tap at the brewery taproom.