superspak (1899) - 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.
gschrade (289) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste citrus, floral, pine. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow. White head with nice lacing. Sweet grapefruit nose. Citrus, peat, finishes with bitter grapefruit. Strong effort.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Not much of an aroma. Some hops and sweetness. Murky dark gold. Thin white head. Initial mouthfeel is alcohol and pepper. A little underwhelming quite frankly. Strongly hoppy but at present I’m just tasting a soup of hops and sugar.
Tomy63 (136) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
IPA assez légère, avec de belles notes florales assez originales, un côté sec et résineux assez prononcé sans que ce soit dérangeant. Le fruité est expressif, sur le citron, l’orange, le pamplemousse et l’ananas. C’est très bien fait et facile à boire. La finale est longue, amère, sèche et possède quelques notes d’herbe coupée.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour slight hazy golden. Nose grapefruit, grass, resin, faint floral. Taste bitter up front, floral hop and some spice. Mid palate sweet. Long bitter finish. Avg mouth feel.
beertholomeus (366) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Pours a hazy golden color with a thick, fluffy white head. Hop, floral, citrus, grass and a slight pine aroma. Floral, hop, citrus, spruce, grass and an herbal spice flavors. Light body and a medium bitterness but no malt backbone for balance. Slight astringent bitter hop and floral finish.
mrhopsbeertalk (36) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, between this beer and Celebration I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite Fresh Hop IPA. The aroma is packed with citrus and floral notes, while the flavor is a nice balance of bitter and pleasantly grainy sweetness from the malts. At only 6.5% ABV this is almost too easy to drink.
dogfishho (557) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright orange gold with a big white head. The aroma is very strong with complex hops. Pine, citrus, grass and pepper are all in there, with the citrus coming through the strongest. On the palate, the beer is bitter but there are strong sweet malts to balance it out and it tastes as though it must be a bigger beer than 6.5% ABV. Great stuff.
jflopsu (294) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ppurw a hazy yellow with thick white head. Has a sweet citrus and floral aroma. Has a malt, mango and hop flavor with a bitter aftertaste.
mjt127 (10) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it on tap. Aroma was flowery. Was a bit underwhelmed but there is a fair layer of citrus for a 6% IPA.