BeerdedDave (247) - - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber color; floral hop aroma with light caramel malt notes; grassy, floral hops; slightly sweet, medium bodied caramel malt with notes of agave nectar; bitter finish
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at the Beer Head BBQ in Falls Church, VA. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of mandarin orange with grassy notes. Light bitter finish.
kidobutai (302) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap at taste unlimited. Beautiful reddish hue, slight head with brownish tint, great lacing, rye aroma, grapefruit taste.
gmellison (411) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange, with a thin off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, some pine. Taste is a little citrusy, goopy, some grapefruit, some prickly pear taste that must be the agave. Ok.
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of butter, veggie, hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, hints of earth, slight caramel. Taste is a mix of caramel, agave, butter, veggie, finishing with some bitter grass, bleh.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle with friends. Pours a golden orange appearance with a tan head. Butterscotch, honey, lemon aroma. Decent body. Kind of sweet flavor with some diacetyl, caramel, and honey. Not very good.
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit zest, light earthiness and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium slightly hazy amber from tap, good head. Aroma is light caramel malt with pine and citrus hops. Flavor is a match. Overall, rather reminiscent of SNAPA in some ways. Not bad, not great, but solid. I think that all the agave is doing here is boosting the ABV up a point or two.
coyforce (579) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok IPA for the region. Flavor is a bit weak and the flow is similar to water on the palate.
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at Max’s on Broad, 5/3/14
Aroma: The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, some pine hops, and bread/biscuit malts
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with an off-white head and average lace
Flavor: Similar flavor component-wise, with a light sweetness and a medium bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth mouthfeel, and a clean, dry finish
I thought this one was a pretty solid IPA. I liked the way the components here all worked, and I thought it hit on the components of the style pretty well.