gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at CCB for IPA Day. Holy shit! Nose is incredible pine and citrus hops. Hints of floral hops melded with semi sweet caramel. Flavor is super smooth slightly over balanced on the hoppy end in a perfect way. Finishes perfectly bitter. Lingers for a bit and ends with sweet hops and mild caramel. Awesome.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the cantina.
Pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. The glass is left coated with sheets of soapy lace.
Slightly earthy aroma with more of a citrus fruit presence than a piney/grassy character. Subtle bread and biscuity malt along with lemon peel, grapefruit and pineapple. Not as resinous or earthy as I expected for the style.
Medium bodied with a slight creamy texture. Subtle dry bitterness nicely countered by citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some apple, banana, lemon, pineapple and mango followed by bready yeast and biscuity pale malts. Well balanced but not an aggressive hop bomb. Lots of sweetness but one dimensional and lacking the sticky, dry and bitter flavors that I look for. It is light and easy to drink but not too complex or interesting.
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft shared with Linh at Peg’s during the Berliner Bash 2012. Pours an orange body with nice white head and lacing. Aroma is fresh pine and citric hops. Mouthfeel is refreshing with superb notes of dry citrus fruits, bitter grapefruit and pine.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Peg’s during the Berliner Bash. Served in a Peg’s pint glass. Pours a nice golden-orange color with a good white head and some nice lacing. The nose brings plenty of very fresh hops. This smells like it was just dry-hopped, and has almost a fresh-hop character. Nice citrus and a touch of pine. Flavor is nice and bitter with a crisp, dry finish. Tropical notes are there underneath citrus and pine. Really quite nice.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Peg’s. Hazy orange amber pour with rocky off-white foam. Webby lace. Nose is toffee, tree bark, orange peel. Taste is super bitter, very nutty, heavier body. Mildly astringent. Quite woody. A little too thick and alpha hop aggressive. Solid IPA definitely, just not my style.
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darft at the source. Cloudy golden color, thick white head. Nice floral aroma with some citrus and pine. Very aggressive and bitter taste.
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a hazy orange with a white colored head. Aroma was a nice piney hop. Taste was that of an evergreen pine with nice bitter side.
jstraw (1928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gold-amber with good, creamy, white head / Soapy nose of citrus, weed, and pine / Medium body, modest bite, with good, smooth balance and finish / Elegant, balanced flavors of cut pine, orange, weed, and grapefruit / Terrific.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy tan. Thin head. Woody, weedy aroma. Creamy body with very rich hops. Some clean, slightly biscuity malt backdrop. Good, with long, lingering bitterness. Really nice IPA.
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour, sticky whitish head. So juicy and rich with piney hops. Flavor is just awesome. Pine trees, resinous heaven with a great malt backbone. Great, just great!