Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle... Thanks, Angie! Aroma is a citrus hoppy, grapefruit. Appearance is a murky bronze. Taste is a malty hop. Very fresh grapefruit. Palate is slightly hoppy. Overall, a strong beer. Well made... R.I.P Sonics.
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tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Space Needle. The aroma. Is flowers, pine, caramel. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is hop forward, floral, pine, some citrus, caramel backbone. The finish is flowers, some grapefruit. Medium in body. Nicely done.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a finger of compact white foam and some nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, mango, passionfruit, some pine. Definitely hop centric. Also yeast and the slightest bit of grass. Taste is grapefruit, tangerine, a bit of tropical fruit, some crackery malt, pine, and a big kick of oily resinous hops. Medium-high bitterness. Medium body, nice foamy carbonation, mouth coating bitterness. Slightly sweet and very fruity, with an oily-dry finish. Excellent.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid IPA. High bitterness. Not a sprightly mouthfeel, but has substance to it. Good zing. Hop notes lean more towards resin. Recommended.
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of floral hops and citrus blossoms. Great looking beer amber with a lasting well laced head. Taste of grapefruit dried fruit with a creamy feel and a bitter finish.
tiong (6280) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ The Pike Brewing Co, Seattle, WA
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of crisp malts, grassy hops, pine and resin. Taste is grassy, crisp and hoppy with some citrus and pine. Finish is crisp and bitter with some hoppiness. Okay.
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Milky burnt orange pour with a white head. Pine and resin hop aromas. Taste follows suit. A bit one dimensional with mineral lowlights. A bit unbalanced. Average body and mouthfeel.
MarinEvelyn (796) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity and sweet aroma, floral, weedy, a little spicy. Bigger, hoppier, body. grapefruit orange floral grass pine biscuit.
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear dark orangey amber. Big frothy creamy white lasting head. Aroma towards fruity and sweet, a little spicy. Bigger light body. Flavor is grapefruit orange floral grass pine biscuit. Nice moderate grassy, pine and grapefruit bitterness which lingers. Hop forward with just enough malt to balance. Really comes together nicely. Good stuff.
Bulk_Carrier (3547) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tonight’s live beer review.
Obviously, its an AIPA, guess what glass. Good guess - yes a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice golden amber color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving a decent amount of lacing sticking to the glass.
The smell was a nice balance of bitter piney hops to some malts.
The taste was slightly bitter but also slightly sweet - it tried to combine, but honestly it didn’t for the most part. There was a slight bitter aftertaste but there wasn’t any finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation actually finished a bit smoother than most AIPA’s I’ve had, but honestly, I didn’t mind that so much.
Overall, I say this was a good AIPA for the most part. I’m glad I had it and would certainly pick it up again most likely for pizza night.