AirForceHops (6079) - 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 (3064) - 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 (5452) - 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 (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
MikeJslc (778) - USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold, slight haze, off-white head. Aroma of fruity, juicy orange-citrus. Flavor: bready malt with touch of caramel, citrusy hops, a little grassy note, fairly crisp and dry overall. Well made IPA.
78samh (243) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can poured a light gold with a lot of foam. Rich citrus aroma. Citrus hops dominate the light malt. Moderate bitterness lingers for a bit. Great IPA!
tom10101 (5209) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (12 oz). Hazy golden orange with a huge frothy white head and intense lacing. Aroma of piney hops, tropical fruits, some caramel and floral presence. Taste is slightly sweet with piney hops, grapefruits, caramel/malt and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good balance and nice drinkability. Nice IPA.
Bulk_Carrier (3632) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a hazy golden orange colored body with a three foamy lumpy head that lasts at least three minutes before dieing concavely into almost perfect valley. A fair amount of lacing is left in the wake of the fall.
The smell has large amounts of hops producing a glorious amount of bitterness yet a faint malty background comes through moreso as it warms.
The taste is bittersweet - combined ever so nicely between the hops and the malts. It has a grapefruit aftertaste, and a dry finish.
The palate is about a light to medium, and comes across mostly sessionable. She’s carbonated just a tad underneath for the style but very good to me as it gets a bit creamy here and there.
Overall, this is a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy golden with medium light beige head. Aroma is of flowers, citrus, tropical fruits, pine. Taste is of citrus, tropical fruits, bitterness, sugar, pine. Palate: Medium body. Low-med carbonation. On the sweet side. Overall: Good, but just a tiny tad too sweet. The hopping is very nice. Too much sugar here.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Ian. Deep golden body, average white head. Slightly medicinal piney hop profile, a bit harsh in the finish. Very good, but not outstanding.