drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. BBD 7/22/14. Pours a thick well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy gold (SRM 5) body....nose is sweet with floral honey tones, pine, resin, light citrus tones, minimal esters, light cereal....taste is slightly sweet malts with light toffee/caramel tones, honey notes, pine, resin, citrus peel, ending with a moderate lingering bitterness....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, minimal astringency, light acid finish. This is a quite typical American take on an IPA. The hops are dominant in aroma, flavor and complexity. The bitterness is on the light side compared to "Left Coast" confections, but it is quite refreshing. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7
merc7186 (2258) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Biscuits, Mild Citrus, Mild Piney
Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Grainy Malts, Grapefruit Rind, Piney
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: from tap at Tolbertís Restaurant.
Aroma: none detected.
Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Cloudy, light-amber body.
Taste: moderately bitter, piney initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent flavor. Nice bitterness--moderately bitter, but not obnoxiously so. Great appearance to match.
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - lots of fresh grapefruit and pine. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Pithy grapefruit, with a nice hoppy bite. Really nice and refreshing and balanced.
DMLINAZ (303) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid, bracing, flavorful IPA. Nice aroma and flavor, mostly pine. On draft at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, bought some local Tx beers while I was in Dallas, nice amber pour, good hops aroma, slightly grassy bitter hops taste, a bit of malt, would drink again
Beergeek23322 (2493) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/26/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Amber color with a short white head. Aromas are malty with spicy hops and tropical fruit. Caramel flavors, bitter hops, pine and citrus. Good but not great.
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the CIA in San Antonio, 1/24/14
Aroma: The nose is decently hoppy, citrus/orange, some pine, and a little toasted malts
Appearance: It pours a gold-orange color with average head and lace to it
Flavor: The flavor is light sweet and medium bitter, similar to the nose component-wise
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft carbonation, average mouthfeel, and a dryish finish
I thought this was a solid one. It isnít a standout IPA, just a solid, drinkable example of the style.
erickok (3798) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice active carbonation, medium bitter yet lingering. Fresh grassy and floral hops, bit simple perhaps. Smooth bitterness that isnít helped by the active carbonation. Nice local ipa, but this wonít win the rest of America I reckon. (Bottle drank at The Salt Lick bbq)
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle I got in a trade. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavors are grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral. Great Ipa, very nice and balanced not overly dry or bitter. My first real ale beer, very solid canít wait to try more!