Ontape (470) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Chicago. A nice IPA, not totally West Coast-fuzzed-out but with some influence, I’d guess. Big pine and citrus hops but with a relatively light tough. Very drinkable. Two of you with a six at a pool on a hot day? Sounds great.
geeklimit (281) - USA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, yellow amber with lots of carbonation and a lather head. Pleasant and clean noble hops aroma. Clean malt taste with balanced noble hops flavor. Minimal stickiness in the mouth with a fresh hops aftertaste.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Cloudy, orange-crusted amber color with a half-inch eggshell layer of foam on top. Aroma has notes of flowers, perfume, leaves, grapefruit rind, grassy hops, a touch of white pepper, buttered biscuit maltiness, maybe a very small hint of caramel. Reminds me of a more toned down Two Hearted, in a way. Flavor is balanced. Sugar crusted grapefruit, rose petals, perfume, a hint of pine, wet grass, & white pepper, a touch of tangerine peel. Finish shows a bigger malt presence; biscuits, toasted crackers, buttered bread, faint caramel, doesn’t get overly sweet, though, which is good. Musky, faded floral aftertaste. Nice stuff, really tasty.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from cwsample’s wife. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is dictatorship, sappy pine, and oranges. Taste is light grain, lots of caramel, and hoppy citrus.
Mindwarp (156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy golden color with a thick white head, lots of lacing on glass. Strong citrus/floral aroma. Nice hoppy bitterness at first taste but not overpowering and doesn’t linger long. Slight hint of citrus but not a lot. This is a really good IPA that I had a lot of a while back in Chicago and can be drank all day, and I mean all day. It was so good I had to bring back a 6pk because we can not get it here, too bad.
BroSpud (2014) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Wow! This is a great IPA. Similar in style to a west coast IPA. Big citrus and pine hop notes. Very tasty.
williamstome (1642) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, beautiful white head. Grassy hop aroma with pine notes,huge hop flavor of citrus, lime, honey, with big sweet doughy malt backbone. Smooth body, grassy finish.
notalush (5640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in a hotel bar in Chicago - served in a chilled glass, which may impact the rating - a bit thin and weak in the malt.department - simple, strong sweetness - strong citric hops - bitterness is a little abrasive in the finish - overall middle of road.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, trade with jtjager. Pours with a low dense head, mild piney hop aroma, was expecting more there. Flavor is pretty mild in terms of hops, and lacking interesting notes. Slight lemon notes, thin palate.
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at a pizza joint in Chicago.
Warm amber pour, nice off-white head. Massive hop nose, piney and old-school and leafy. Flavor is rich and intense, tons of hop resin, to the point that I thought maybe this was an around 9% IIPA. But no, all this packed into 6.5. Solid!