mahennin (16) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice orange color with thin head. Smells like bitter hops and alcohol. Taste of grapefruit. Very bitter. Standard mouth feel. Good beer overall.
badhack (175) - San Jose, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this beer to be more subtle than most west coast American IPAs. Seemed like there was a mix of citrus/floral/herbal hops and malt in the flavor and maybe some yeast as well. It seemed a bit yeasty as well. It was quite good, but didn’t pop like some others. Poured a hazy honey color.
LarsEngen (275) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
65.5 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours very hazy deep orange with a gigantic creamy head that after a good time leaves a big floting creamy island with loads of lacing. Big complex aroma of loads of fruits with some grass/floral notes. Flavour is first very bitter, then some sweetness and then back to bitterness. Medium to high carbonation, medium to full body, heavy bitterness. Cool one.
50belair (1333) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Burnt orange pour with a foamy white head. Eucalyptus aromas. Loaded with medicinal / herbal hop notes. Very nice mouthfeel with a good body. Just enough malt to keep the huge hop notes from overpowering the senses.
Jerm719 (17) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big head. Orange-amber hue. Mild citrus, resin nose. Extremely balanced, pale malts and multiple hop flavors perfectly combined. Not too sweet . Medium citrus hop finish with a hint of orange rind. Very good!
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Bottled on 2/28/13
Tasted on 5/8/13 from a capped bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours hazy light orange with a very thick white head that slowly recedes, leaving thick lace. The nose is floral with plenty of lemon oil citrus, and light bread malt. The flavor is nice and light up front, moving to the very bitter citrus and floral hops, and just a hint of malt flavor. The body is medium with average-lively carbonation and a very long bitter hops finish.
Lukaduke (1016) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours a deep golden color with a two finger white foam. The nose is full of citrus and pine notes that mingle with a touch of caramel malt sweetness. The palate is clean and hop forward. Nice fruity citrus notes lead into a sappy pine mid palate that bitters out into a lingering finish that dries out nicely.
Dapierce17 (5) - Pasco, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a gorgeous hazy orange-amber color with a thick head that is slow to dissipate. Smells citrusy with plentiful, yet balanced, hop aroma. Very balanced taste providing the punch of an IPA while still amazingly refreshing with the citrus notes for a hot summer day. One of the best IPA’s I have had.
espenra (764) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65.5cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. No date info found. Hazy orange colour with a big white creamy head. No carbonation. Aroma is very hoppy. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus and some faint hints of pine. Flavour is bitter. Lots of hops, tropical fruits, citrus and pine. Malts are more noticable than from the aroma. A classic west coast IPA. Very nice.
ncorlett (1) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Golden color and white head. Straightforward bitterness with a touch of citrus aroma and flavor.
Sperine (155) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. This just struck me as a watered down version of the Mongo IPA, which I also did not enjoy. See: my poor review of Mongo. Just add water.