Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey with Megan sitting next to me, but she’s talking to someone else, so I’m sneaking this one in. Clear bright golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of nice fruit and perfume with just a touch of scallions. Taste is bitter grass, fruit. Very nice.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, intense, orange, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some pineapple, straw. Medium body, light resin.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
during CBC-white-yellow/gold. A-pine/citrus-orange, some lt malt. T-pine/citrus-orange/resin hops with some bite, lt malt. Crisp.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey for CBC thanks to drowland! Clear golden pour. Weaker foam. Nose is pretty bright mango, pulpy, juicy. Taste is oddly drained, not much there besides mineral water. Very strange.
drowland (7773) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Amber orange pour with a small khaki head. Nice hop aroma, not over the top, light citrus fruits and some pine, fair bready malt balance. Better flavor, more hop character (which I like), plenty of citrus, pine, a hint of tropical fruits, and a good malt balance. Tasty.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter copper pour. Somewhat mild aroma of citrus hops. Good hop flavor, orange peel notes. Good mouthfeel . Nice
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour on tap at the Kedzie Avenue Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a well carbonated and lively glowing amber hue, a touch lighter, some mellow haziness, orange gold bottom and a frothy offwhite layer atop films a bit, stays small and laces ok. Aromas are oranges and tangerines, some grapefruit, earthy hops and some touches of bready and pale malts, cereal grains. More grapefruit and orange, some lemon, touch of tropical fruit. Inviting nose for me that has a hop driven fruit appeal. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, firm hopping is bitter and grapefruit driven up front quickly rolling into oranges, fruit, a bit of sweetness. Firm dry bitterness tapers off a bit into the middle. Cereal grains, bready, and some gentle sweetness. Fruit sweetness, citrusy orange and grapefruit. Florals, grass, a touch of cotton candy sweetness but not offensive. Backend is citrus juices, grapefruit rind, a firm dry bitterness. A bit sweeter, dulled elements as we taper off. Some citrus juice, florals, touches of bready malts, bit of toastiness. Lemon, tapering bitterness is solid yet dying out. A pretty solid IPA, the front end and nose are the winners for me. A touch fleeting as we move in and finish up. Solid with a fun hop bill, though the malt offering seems a bit unfocused and interferes a bit with that more robust, complex hop profile.
radagast83 (6778) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey for CBC. Poured a golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma was plenty of tropical fruit notes - really hoppy. Plenty of citrus in this one, touch of resin. Flavor was hops, lots of hops. A little chewy. Citrus, tropical fruit notes.
Beerman6686 (6045) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a hazy orange color with an off whie head. Aroma was of oranges and gras. Flavor was similar, citrusy and grapefruit with mild earthy grass notes. Solid IPA.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear pale amber with a thin off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of grass and citrus with some biscuit thrown in. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter finish.