jackl (5063) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ The Pony Bar UES. Pours deep amber, almost brown. Big off-white head The nose is assertive pine hops, a bit of dirt and sweet orange peel. The taste is fragrant pine wood, sweet with a big malt body to keep things in check. Resinous and earthy. Medium body, a bit astringent. Very good.
zgaier (1514) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange with an off white head and aroma of pine, citrus, and hops. Taste is bittersweet, with flavors of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and hops with a strong bitter finish. A lot of flavor and taste in this brew, very nice and strong for a single IPA
jjgmd (1575) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange color. Nose is sweet citrus and pine, and very pleasant.
Taste is heavy citrus , hops and quite deliciously bitter. Taste is well balanced with nice sweetness. Finish is bitter and lasting, drinks more like an imperial IPA. Nice IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hearty IPA with a big mouthfeel. Bittersweet, but also savory -- a little wood, a complex of citrus, as well as resin. Indeed, a tall can of this is something good to bring along for a festival or some camping. I’d like to hunt a deer. Skin it, have some meat marinade in it as I wade in the river nearby to bathe myself and wipe away the blood from my gear.
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at The Thirsty Moose. Hts the spot, a good IPA with big hop aroma. Fruity,Juicy flavour. Cloudy orange wih a good mouthfeel.By the end of it, becomes a sipper.
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, nice hops along with some earthyness. Flavour is big and nice floral and fruity hops with some nice malts ablancing it up. Big fruity aftertaste. Kickass IPA!
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can. Pine, citrus, and some tropical fruit in the nose. Light amber-brown, big head, and very rowdy carbonation. Tongue-stripping hops in initial; malt peeks out in mid palate; final is more balanced; the hopping sort of washes away in the aftertaste. Medium body. It’s a big one, to be sure. Good.... but I didn’t want more than one, or even all of one, actually.
theisti (3321) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. 07-03-12 stamped on the bottom of the can. The pour is mostly clear golden amber with a cream colored two inch head. The head falls slow with pretty lacing. The aroma is resin, dry floral, onion peel and caramel toast malt. The taste is the hops, bitter, resinous, the onion and dry hay floral. The malt shows for a flash, mostly toasted malt, then dries back out with the bitter hops. The palate is medium bodied, low carbonation, dry finish that shows some alcohol heat. Overall, a tasty beer.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can, dated 7/26/12, fresh from grape & gourmet. pours a reddish hued gold capped by a creamy, bright white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is outstanding with huge tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango, and tangerine backed by spicy, resinous hop oils, pine forest, fresh hebrs, and orange peels with subtle notes of frosted cereal. flavor is wonderful as well with a heavy dose of orange pulp, tangerine, and white grapefruit up front followed by sweeter, more tropical notes of pineapple and apricot and finished off with a heft dose of bitter, herbal, piney hops and caramel malts. palate is medium bodied with dense carbonation that gives this one an almost creamy mouthfeel with a great balance of sweeness and bitterness. overall, a great canned dipa.
greenhorn1 (832) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Firestone (Eau Claire, WI). 600th beer rating. This was pumped into a tulip, hazy, with a thick head. Explosive aroma’s of hops and citrus. Flavor was so balanced of malts and hops, yet it did not dissapoint on the strong bitterness that I desire in my IPA’s. This was on the verge of a IIPA. It was so easy to drink and a strong bite in the finish. Excellent IPA!