pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with plenty of particles floating so hazy and with a fat fluffy head of bone white foam that leaves good lacing. Nose is sweet floral, a bit of citrus, and some tropical fruit like pineapple. Whiff fo alcohol on the nose. The malt promises to be there with a touch of honey and a bit of bread on the nose. Some light sweet herbal and a light sweet earthiness too. taste is very nice. It has a bit of weight to the mouthfeel from malt and some fruity and floral hops. The tropical sweetness meets a bit of earthy grapefruit rind and the hops finish it with a firm bitter. In the drink the malt has a presence and a bit of weight to it. As the beer warms it smells like fruit punch and drinks lovely. It’s a bit peppery in the finish which is so unique for an IPA.
blipp (7601) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Floral and resinous piney hops, faint malty sweetness, average bitterness, and a lingering floral and grassy hoppy finish. Pretty good.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow and bright. Aroma is slightly piney with indistinct citrus. Lean malts, rich piney hops. Biscuity, then finishes with a lingering bitterness that leaves resin on the tongue.
nimbleprop (6651) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz pour at Jack Rose DC. Pours a clear, dark gold with some bright, white head. Nose is nice, tropical fruit, mango, peach, bright hop pellet, tangerine, some soap, light herb. Flavor is solid, peach, mango, orange, tangerine, piney, chivey, soap. Clean, zesty finish. Really solid. I’d be happy with this as my local.
lightbias (397) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, nice, amber color with a foamy white head that stuck around for a bit. Not terribly hoppy, lightly balanced and a little more crisp on the tongue than most IPAs. Quite a pleasant experience and a tasty beverage. Definitely a nice addition to dining out!
radagast83 (6327) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jack Rose. Poured a light amber color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma was notes of juicy hops, tropical citrus notes. Flavor is malt balanced slightly with more tropical fruit notes.
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Looks amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and slightly piney and resinous hops, some pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A standard IPA.
maxwelldeux (4265) - Snohomish, 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 (1546) - 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 (1252) - 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.