maxwelldeux (3802) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper-ish color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is mostly grassy, though still inviting. Taste is moderately bitter, and feels slightly harsh, like it doesn’t have enough balance to it. OK, but nothing terribly interesting.
Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz can. Pours clear straw gold with a small frothy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.
The aroma is subdued - stinky and metallic hops.
The flavor is subdued - some resiny hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is light bodied and kind of watery.
Overall, I liked this better on tap. The can is watery and subdued with not a lot of flavor.
thome50 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can while at Ranch-a-Thon. Aroma of fruit forward citrus hops. Taste is malty sweet with a metal and peanut shell taste. Scroll past next year.
onceblind (4577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden with a thin foamy white lacy head. Nice aroma of sweet caramel and floral resins with a touch of orange zest and a little bit of pine. The flavor is very nicely balanced and deep and smooth, with some grassy floral hops, a touch of pine resin, some caramalt, and a little touch of sweet orange zest. The amount of bitterness is just right and very finely balanced, like a smooth Pale Ale. Nice minimal tones of resin and citrus and floral hops on a sweet medium/full ride.
notalush (4999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - this is my kind of IPA in that it is clean, dry, crisp, and light - not heavy, dense, and overburdened with malt sweetness - the nose in particular is a pungent mix of dankness and juicy citrus - clean and medium dry malts give the strong hop character something to stick to - high bitterness, but not too acidic or abrasive - the hop flavor is mostly a nice mix of woody, earthy, and citrus - however, there are periodic notes of garlic and diesel-ish dankness that make me enjoy it a little less - change the hop mix slightly and this might be in 4 range for me.
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden with a two finger white head and cobwebby lace. Aroma is citrusy spicy hops, pine, sweet malt. The taste is citrusy, piney, mildly bitter and very dry finish. Light on the palate, easy drinking and rather tasty.
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Waterbury, VT. No date code anywhere on the can. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and weak pine resin.
Flavor starts with light piney hints and then hints of citrus and light herbal tones. Some caramel malts in the base of it. On the palate the beer is medium bodied with steady carbonation leaving a nice lingering bitterness. The finish is clean and fresh.
Overall this IPA doesn’t have anything to make it standout or make it memorable. But it is a well-crafted beer without any problems what so ever. Still real drinkable.
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bomber bottle. The pour is pale yellow with a bit of cloudiness leading up to the white fizzy head that sticks around. The aroma is not explosive in hops but there are plenty of earthy, floral hops to go around. West Coast hops for sure. Biscuit pale malts too. Clean. The body is light to medium. The bitterness makes itself far better known in the taste along with the biscuit malts that balance it off. This is a pretty decent, drinkable IPA.
thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white soapy head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to mottle surface. Lemon and hay aromas. Sour caramel and hay upfront turning to quite bitter earth and resin in the lasting finish.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, slightly hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big citrus with orange, grapefruit, lemon zest into a slight dank, piney note, nice biscuity notes balance as well but it is very hop forward. Taste is a mix of bitter orange, grass, pine, grapefruit into a bit of biscuit, bread, yeasty, spicy notes with a hint of grain, finishing bitter.