dcschiller (2195) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle). Pours hazy golden color with off-white head. There is some nice lacing and moderate carbonation. Aroma has citrus/grapefruit, some pine and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste has a nice sweet malt and a balanced hop bitterness to it. Medium to full bodied with an oily texture. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. This is a very nice balanced beer and the abv is hidden well.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden hue with slight haze to it with a thick creamy head that sticks stubbornly to the sides leaving s nice cap throughout.
Whoa, the juicy citrus just jump out of the glass with pithy grapefruit, pineapple and, well, more grapefruit. Crisp, biscuity malts in the background that don’t interfere much with the citrus onslaught.
The taste isn’t quite the grapefruit bomb of the nose but the citrus is still dominant up front, taking on a sweeter more mango-like character. There is more malts than the aroma as well. The finish is bitter but not too astringent.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and completely sticky with hop juice. Just coats the tongue with the juicy citrus.
This is a wonderful citrus-forward IPA and stands up to most West Coast IPAs out there. Thrilled to have a regular supply of this one.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a tulip.
Pour yields a peach-colored brew with a good white head with moderate retention. Good sticky lacing as it falls down the glass. The nose is really overpowering with an overload of tropical fruits, mostly mango with a bit of pineapple. Behind that, there’s a touch of citrus. The flavor is along the same lines--no malt, just plenty of hop character. The flavor isn’t as strong as the nose would suggest, though still quite nice. There’s a decent amount of bitterness in the background, as well as a bit of alcohol to balance. Not too bitter; the hop flavor seems to be the showcase here. Overall, a very nice beer that I will gladly have again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-29-2011
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
transparent gold, thin white head. Particularly oily in finish, stinging dank earth hops, light pine, celery and vine quality near the finish. Avoids sugar drowning, but off notes drop it below the Outstanding IPA and Duet.
BVery (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Rich golden pour with a white head. Great floral citrus nose. Big flavor of juicy citrus fruit and some caramel. Big hop profile that is well balanced. Terrific brew.
brenn79 (1404) - Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours golden with a little bit of sediment floating around, nice creamy 1 finger head, good lacework. The aroma is all pine and grapefruit, like a good double IPA should be, it starts with a more prominent pine aroma but the grapefruit citrus wins out in the end, very nice. The flavor is sweet , citrusy, very floral, more than your normal DIPA. The alcohol shows itself a little too much, but it being 9.3 i guess it’s to be expected. Have had better, but still a nice example of the style. I am very leery of this brewery, I have heard some people say that budweiser is backing these guys, if so, shame on them, another good brewery that got tempted by the poisonous apple, I think there should be a website dedicated to revealing what corporate giant owns what craft brewery. How many people go into a store and think they are buying some microbrewery, when its a wolf in sheeps clothing.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 A-pours a hazy light orange with yellow edges and a creamy white head.
S-the nose is subtle, slightly muddled soft dough, a little bit of sugar, bright tangerines do shine through, fairly citric with a bit of pine in there as well. slightly herbal and a hint of vegatal in the back.
T-the taste is more hop forward. light malts, hints of dough, lots of hops, very piney and citrusy, grapefruit and tangerine with an assertive bitterness that finishes clean and crisp.
M-fuller body and a little syrupy, nice semi dry finish, fairly carbonated, clean crisp finish.
D-very drinkable, hides the alcohol very well. some balance, hop forward and clean finish.
Sledutah (4034) - Utah, USA - APR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Floral and fruity
Taste: Floral and pine resin in the finish
Very nice IIPA. Crisp, clean, refreshing and bitter.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus hop. Flavor is citrus fruity, good hoppy bitterness, and caramel malt in the finish.
jandd1983 (2039) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It poured an orange-gold color with an off-white head. The aroma was tropical with notes of fruits, and caramel. The flavor was the same with additional notes of pine, grapefruit, and a touch of earth. A very good and well balanced double pale ale.