dbeatdano (70) - - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is full of citrus hops. Smells like a fresh handful of them. Also smells biscuity malt. Taste is sticky sweet biscuity malt and crisp, clean, citrus hop profile. There is a medium bitterness. Palate is medium full body, sticky mouthfeel, and a pleasant, clean hop finish that is medium in length. I cracked this can open expecting a prototype IPA with nothing special. Instead, I got one of the most pleasant hop tastes I’ve ever had. Highly recommended for people new to IPAs and seasoned beer drinkers alike.
Ataraxia (399) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden-amber color, white lacing. Mild aroma of grapefruit, bread malt, and pine. Light brown sugar sweetness with equally small resin follow-through. Little carb, smooth, and a bit of chalky dryness in the finish.
pinkzambia (1544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ Lou Malnati’s: clear gold color with no head. Juniper shrub aroma with a little bit of citrusy zest. Solid hop backbone with a clear malt presence making it probably more of a balanced IPA. The aftertaste hasna little bit of a musty closet. Tasty.
Drake (9276) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce can from Kroger Athens, OH, opened 7/17/14. Pours a clear orange amber with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of dank, citrus, tropical hops and pale malt. The taste is resin, candied citrus, citrus, tropical hops, pale malt and a mild bit of caramel. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, excellent balance. Nice IPA
daleharshman (944) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can purchased at Brothers Provisions in San Diego...whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area in an RV ($6.00). Pours a clear golden amber hue with a half finger of off-white foam comprised of quite large bubbles. AROMA of bready malts, floral hops, and citrus. FLAVOR of grapefruit, sweet tangerine, airy pine forest, with a significant honey and caramel maltiness. Dry and semi-bitter finish. Not very inspiring IPA, though I am admittedly unsure of the freshness. (338, 903)
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is hazed pale copper with a good bit of bubbly off white head. Nose is moderate grain presence and some caramel malt. Hops are citrus and strong resin hop and fairly sweet. Taste is even more sweet, strong malt and less grain presence. Lots of caramel and sweet candied fruits. Hops are citrusy, less resin. Medium syrupy body, softer carbonation.
revolution2718 (278) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden with a half finger of head. Nose is citrus, orange peel, grass, floral hops. Taste is in line with nose, low bitterness on the finish, malty backbone, sweet. It's good and drinkable, but not blowing me away. About 2 months old, I'd like to try it fresh.
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Chudwick (2253) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Expectation: nothing short of a typical IPA
Hardware: 12oz can which was canned on April 15, 2014, into Le Listermann
Nose: citrus with a malty backbone and strong presence of grass
Sip: fresh hops akin to mint with Alpha nonsense
Taste: tame considering the strong hop aroma/sip which suggest a well balanced brew
Misc: nothing to declare
Conclusion: the wife really approves and is requesting more. As for me, glad I tried it, but most likely won’t be back for more.
Salmoniform (1092) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from can to glass. Golden hue with fizzy white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is melon, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, honey, cereal. Taste is sweet initially with a bitter following that blends with a nutty finish. Overall this is an interesting IPA that is more grainy tasting than your typical representation.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour. Deep gold in color with a minimum of head. An absolutely perfectly balanced IPA, with a sweet maltiness on the back end as a kiss off from the assertive hop profile. An outstanding IPA in a crowded field.