Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear amber with a white head that settles into a long-lasting cap. Good lacing. Aromas of citrus, biscuity malt along with some floral notes. Flavors of juicy tangerine with hints of biscuit that finishes just slightly bitter. One of the best tasting IPAs I've had! Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, this might be one of the best west-coast IPAs out there. It's certainly the best one I've had to date.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
vandc01 (50) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle dated 8/7/13 - almost a year old.
Aroma - almost completely missing...probably due to the age of the bottle.
Appearance - cloudy golden color with a small eggshell head that dissipates very quickly.
Taste - not too bad considering the age, but too much of the orange taste for me, 2nd and 3rd taste are better, but I have to put the age of the bottle into consideration.
Palate - Not bad...nice lingering taste. I’m sure it is better when fresh.
Overall - Considering the age of the bottle, not too bad.. Reflected actually its high score overall. I’d like to try a fresher bottle to see the difference.
Hophaze (171) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Drank right from the bottle. Smell earth and pine. Taste like Amarillo hops? Malt backbone that is typically not found in a normal IPA. Solid beer
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Golden pour with white head. Pine, earthy, citrus hop aromas. Some herbal and earthy hop flavors, with a significant amount of malt balance.
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden beer with a foamy head and a tangy fruit aroma. Taste has an initial tangy, almost grapefruit-y hit with a touch of sweet caramel. It leaves similar flavour but with a touch of malt as well. Very drinkable indeed.
Stuu666 (1738) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Vintage. Pours golden amber, nose is pine, citrus, taste is bitter, fruity orange.
keith0718 (361) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hop flavor, but the malt backbone is a little thick for a non-imperial IPA. I much prefer Sam Adam’s Rebel IPA
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Orange ok white head lacing. Aroma is pine resin orange Carmel malts. Taste is same light hoppy bitter finish. Nice body oily mouthfeel. Good stuff could do with a higher level of bitterness for me.
oliodnb (263) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours a beautiful amber color, off white head. Smells of caramel, some hops, light floral and fruity notes. Taste starts sweet with some citrus, vegetal hoppy notes,maybe some yeast. Dry bitter finish. Very good not too sweet/fruity american take on British style IPA.
SpringsLicker (3122) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold pour with a white head.
The aroma has light pine and spice all from the hops.
The flavor is nicely bitter but within a good balance.
Easy drinking, middle of the road IPA.
Thanks to crajun for the trade.
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, big dome of a white head; aroma is peaches, fruit salad, it’s nice; taste is bitter fruity prickly hops; bitter finish; good.