ttoadee (1161) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour, decent white head. Nose is grapefruit/citrus. bittersweet. Middle is sweet malt and hop flowers. Finish is somewhat bitter.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 2012. Bottle. Nice amber color with a white head. Citrus aromas with hops and floral notes. East to drink and a good bitter finish.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden yellow with particles floating throughout, with large white foam head. Aroma is mild citrus with some toasted malt. Taste is biscuit malt with lemon citrus hops and tangy pine bitterness.
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw in color with a big fluffy white head that leaves substantial lacing. Aroma is light citrus hops. Flavor is biscuit-like malt and bitter hops. Light to medium body with a kingering bitterness.
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love me some india pale ales - but this one doesn’t quite make the grade.
parkerj (51) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was not a fan at all. As far as I can tell, the bottle was fresh. Despite this, the beer seemed to taste off--as if I had a pint from a tap line that wasn’t properly maintained.
Fortunately, it was light bodied for an IPA, so it went down pretty quickly. I would probably retry this one, as the flavor makes it seem like I just got a bad bottle, but it was so light I’m not sure that it would make any difference.
TheHOFF43 (1979) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with no head. Aroma is definitely lacking. Taste is stale hops. Not impressed.
northropfrye (3092) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice foamy head, golden yellow/orange colour, a bit hazy. Aroma of lemons, and a bit of sweet fruit. Taste is nicely bitter, grapefruit, a lingering bitterness at the back of the mouth. Average mouthfeel, maybe a bit soft. Not bad.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, clear golden color, with minimal head. Hoppy, citrus aromas & flavors. Crisp & refreshing. Bitter aftertaste & linger.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle with no date on the bottle, so I’m not sure how old this is. Picked it up on a recent trip to the ’sconsin. Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear pale orange with a moderately thick white head on top. Big citrusy nose that is inviting me to partake. Orange, lemon, floral tones - nice refreshing nose. The mouth is crisp, yet creamy. A little sharp, but smooth on the back end. Nice big citrus flavors greet me with sweet tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest. Bitterness is moderate and accessible. This is a great IPA for novices and geeks alike. I wasn’t expecting a lot, but this surprised me. I would grab this again for sure.