jmm635 (744) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy straw color with a creamy head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Sweet, juicy wet hop aroma. Nicely balanced taste - hop flavor but not too bitter. Clean finish.
boxofrane (1184) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with a small white head and a lot carbonation. The aroma Is very clean with a nice grassy aroma. The taste is nice and clean with more hop flavor than bitterness.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a stemmed cervoise glass.
Pours a hazy medium gold capped by a fluffy two finger bright white head. Excellent retention and a ton of lacing that very nearly coats the entire inside of the glass. A bunch of tropical notes on the nose dominated by pineapple, mango, and a touch of papaya. The taste follows the nose; pineapple and tropical fruit, sweet malt with just a touch of caramel, and finishes with juicy grapefruit and grapefruit rind bitterness. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation, oily, sticky resiny mouthfeel. A solid fresh hop IPA, but it tends to be a bit fruitier and sweeter than I usually prefer, however itís perfect for those that prefer those characteristics in their IPAís.
superspak (1475) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 10/2/2012. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a very nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon, citrus rind, grass, floral, herbal, and light piney spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity and balance; very dank smelling. Taste of pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, citrus zest, floral, grass, citrus rind, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop flavor balance and complexity; nice malt/bitterness balance; hardly any cloying hop bitterness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a sticky, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome wet hop IPA! Great dank hop complexity and balance; very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Scipio (490) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, yet very bright yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is floral hops, grass, lemon, pine, and light grapefruit. Good, but not as robust as I was hoping. Taste contains pine, lemon, and grass. It isnít very complex. It is very dry with tons of carbonation. Aftertaste is a piney bitterness. My IPA hoppy kick that I look for is mostly nonexistent. I admit that I was looking for much more in this one. Instead, I think its pretty simple and not very creative.
jtclockwork (5100) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white ring head. Nose/taste of citrus, florals, citrus bread, light caramel, grapefruit and pine. Medium body. Dry bitter grapefruit/citrus finish.
keepersj12 (2246) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hops are the story with this beer. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin head. Citrus, pine, grass, extremely fresh, burst out. The flavor is also all hops with just a touch of sweetness to help balance things. Bitter, dry refreshing finish.
bigirishphan (93) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IS a fresh hop IPA but was a bit too ciitrus/grassy for me. I let it warm a bit and started to taste a little more green hopiness. Poured a cloudy "hay" color that had the aroma of what it looked like. I really wanted a couple good cheeses to go with this beer... Very clean finish that didnít linger. I would only drink this again if I paired it with food.
khoffman43 (850) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. Flavor is dry, flowery hops. This beer tastes stale.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at village tap. Yellow and clear pour with lacy and frothy head. Good lemon zest aroma. Very smooth. Mild hops and a little bitter. Good citrus and floral taste. Wonderful