cladinshadows (44) - USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated 10/1/12. Pours a very hazy straw/gold with substantial head. Definitely appears overcarbonated. The aroma is fantastic; densely piney and resinous with citrus and spice. No caramel malt aroma. Heavy hops dominate the flavor and finish, but each gulp perfectly transitions from citrus, to malt, to drying bitterness. Great balance of Simcoe and Centennial character. Even though the mid palate is malty, the overall impression is dry and spicy, always looking forward to the next sip. The carbonation is overdone, but easily fixed with a semi-aggressive pour. Certainly one of the best examples of fresh hop IPA.
Fatehunter (1389) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy light straw body.
The aroma is bright pine, a little dank lemon.
The taste is a building dry bitterness beginning to end. Wonderful.
The texture is crisp.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Amber pour with fluffy white head. Spring pine, grapefruit, floral, citrus, white spice. Medium body with good sharp carbonation. Slightly refreshingly grassy, apricot, citrus. Bitter but creamy finish. Nice
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Fuzzy gold pour with a large frothy white head. Several large swaths of lace. Strong resiny grassy citrus floral hops balanced with some medium blonde caramel malts. Green oranges. Apricot pits. Varnish. Pinecones. Oak tannins. Peppercorns. Fresh cut grass. The wet hops are gigantic here! Certainly good, but feels needlessly harsh.
conway (1628) - - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Super pungent. Very earthy and resinous. Extremely fresh tasting. Not subtle but a good one.
Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super good. A standout amount a crowded group of gooood looking westies. Try it. You'll like it.
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madchemist83 (79) - USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice ipa. Aromas of orange zest, lemon and candy. Beige head, cloudy golden. Some hop resin in taste, citrus, caramel. High carbonation attenuates bitterness but very well balanced with alcohol.
ajnepple (2541) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor into a pint glass. Orange hazy appearance with a big, lasting white head and sticky lacing. Aroma and flavor of fresh hops, citrus fruits, floral notes, pine, earth and toasted grains. Medium hop bitterness and light malty sweetness. Medium body with a smooth feel and a nice, balanced finish. Good.
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Strange - I love west coast IPAs, and I love this brewery, and this is a very highly rated beer - figured this would be a lock for a winner for me. It is not. Aroma is floral and a little grassy. Grapefruit taste but kind of harsh, finishes quite bitter. This just isn’t hitting the right notes for me.
mikem409 (1603) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Station tap room. aroma of fresh orange and hop. pour is hazy orange with solid white head. taste is very fresh hop and loads of citrus. very drinkable.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Mild grapefruit hop aromas. Medium body with mild tangy grapefruit hop notes. Good malty backbone. Average body and mouthfeel.