linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had it on draft, from a bomber, growler and minikeg - probably my favorite widely distributed IPA. Citrussy bitterness is the key flavor, while the texture has enough substance that you can’t get bored. Took out a half of the minikeg in a night no problem, and would call this my very favorite beer if the price wasn’t so damn high. You get what you pay for, though.
weark (94) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pibar shop - Clear golden orange color, massive creamy white head, beautiful lacing on the glass, decent lasting - Hoppy aroma, citrusy, malty, passion fruits, mango and grapfruit - Citrusy flavor, earthy, grapfuit and mango - Medium body, good carboantion, dry, high bitterness, long dry and bitter citrusy finish - Really high bitterness, distinctive aroma from amarillo good one
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For fans of amarillo hops, this has what you want. Very bitter, almost astringent. Sticky mouthfeel. Pine and citrus.
mattern33 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle. Light amber, lightly cloudy color. Little to no initial aroma. Very unique flavor/bite. Unfamiliar hop variety. Definite hop flavor and different but not crazy about flavor.
VastActiv (1547) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 17122011. Colour is cloudy yellow with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
VinegarStroke (104) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin freshly tapped: cloudy, amber to light amber. Good light medium head. Hops and yeast. Slightly reductive. Off dry. Moderate bitterness and good weight and length. Loads of hops lift. Big flavor. Finishes with loads of bitterness. Very long. Good flavor but unbalanced bitterness.
wnoble (1087) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber with no head. Nose is citrus, dank, resinous, and light braised lemon peels. Tastes of resins, grass, citrus, dank, more dank and more resinous tar. Medium body. If images with some malt and mild sweetness. Ok beer but lacks any outstanding quality. a touch muddled and hope are lacking brilliance. I’ve had this before and it’s normally pretty closely underwhelming.
Nsanders (331) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Apricot, sugar cookies, resinous hops, light pine. Sugary sweetness with a soft piney bitterness. Body is medium with a soapy feel.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle in Brisbane. Importer’s label states "approx" 6.5% ABV with BB of 1/2/14. Pour is hazy pale golden with firm dense white head about 2cm thick. Aroma has notes of straw, honey, grapefruit, oranges, pine and light caramel malts. Flavour is bittersweet with a substantial resinous hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. Palate is medium bodied and spritely with creamy texture. Sessionable.
gunnar (4291) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours cloudy golden with a huge frothy white head. Mild fruity hoppy aroma, lemon and grapefruit. Taste is dry and fruity hoppy, moderate bitter, clean and fresh, smooth, moreish and minty lingering aftertaste.
Dr_Fellini (156) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a light off-white head. Aroma is a subdued floral fruity piney hops with a light caramel malt character. Fruity hops a bit more present in the flavor, but not that bitter. Lighter in body with a mild lingering fruity bitterness. Lighter in carbonation. Solid IPA, very drinkable.