ARH (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. Aggressive citrus notes - grapefruit and orange peel - along with a moderate grainy or cereal note and a complimentary toffee undertone emanate from the glass. The pour is a slightly hazy yellow - amber with a sudsy, foamy white head. The head recedes slowly and ends up leaving a moderate "film" layer (with a few holes) and a medium - low thick ring around the edge. The head is a mix of bubble sizes and leaves a moderate amount of fluffy lace down the glass. The taste is a well blended medium-high bitter and sweet. The medium / medium-full body is mostly a dry, hoppy bitterness with a pleasant juicy caramel malt supporting it. The slick texture and zippy carbonation, along with the pine and citrus zest finish give this beer a very crisp quality. The aftertaste is not dissimilar to a toast and citrus jelly taste, with a citrus peel like bitterness. The aftertaste is fairly persistent and of above average strength. Nothing about this beer is extreme or overly complex; however, itís very good at what it is. In my opinion, this is what I think of when I think of an IPA.
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Beechner224. Pours a decent goldish color. Nothing special. Smells of some hops. decent. taste is the same. some hop flavor. nothing too in your face. I guess its a good beer for a beach day. Not overwhelming on the palate. Overall a decent beer.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sampled at Franks with Vinny, Alan, Barry and Bill. Pours a bright amber orange body with light white head and minor lacing. Aroma is bright pine, bitter grapefruit and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of bright citrus, pine, caramel malt backbone, spice and light grain.
WillRunForBeer (939) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade. Pours copper gold with anclingy off white head. Aroma is dank and citrusy. Flavor like it smells, smooth caramel malt base, tons of dank, citrusy hop. Well done.
BLADT (656) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Clean, blood orange in glass. Floral hop nose. Hints of hemp. A little funk. A real bitter bomb in the mouth. Doors not relent. Great mouthfeel. I enjoy this less than some of there more nuanced beers.
kkleu357 (388) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought some cans back home from Chicago. Pours a golden amber with a small white fluffy head. Bitter citrus smell. Hoppy bitter taste. Slightly grassy. Like fresh Spring air in a glass.
TheJester (1981) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Gold-orange with a small, sticky white head. Medium-intensity aroma seems to have a blend of the big three American hop aromas: citrus, resin, and floral. Hard to pick out anything more distinct, and not particularly outstanding. The flavour is better, though, with floral/sweet citrus hops backed up by malt and bitterness. Very drinkable.
Bendrixian (1188) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear but golden amber colour with a foamy white head that laces well enough. Made in an upfront hoppy/citrus kick and shows some cereal/grain like note that gives it depth. Flavourful palate and dry but hoppy finish and good length make this a pretty good IPA, Iíd say!
seth_dean (4) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic IPA. Nice sweet malt. Fantastic hop flavor and just the right amount of bitterness. As good as it gets
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jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich hazy copper and bronze coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of bright citrus and piney hops with a good malt backbone and quite a bit of tropical fruit sugars noticeable in the smell. Medium-bodied; Assertive hops up front with a decidedly piney and herbal bite, all with a smooth malt backbone and a good rich toffee finish. Aftertaste shows some hop bitterness, but not too much, all with a good balance and a little sweetness. Overall, a nice IPA for sure, but it smells and looks nicer that the final taste. Still, well worth bringing this home from Chicago! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Binnyís in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 24-March-2014.