kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Toronado - San Diego. Golden amber with almost no head, just whisps of off-white. A great straight up west cost IPA. Piney, floral quite bitter with just enough balance. Light to medium body.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: intense flowers, tropical fruits, light grass. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: bitters intensify, grass and flowers, but a nice sweetness remains of tropical as well, getting a little dry in the finish. Overall: very nice IPA, great aroma and palate. Pint at Neighbourhood, San Diego.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a little light in color, but a nice fluffy white head. a wonderful resinous hop aroma, but at first the flavor wasn’t as clean, and bracingly bitter. that, however, did not last long. as the beer opened up, the flavor grew more complex. Fresh piney hop flavor everywhere, with a hint of peppery spice and malty sweetness for balance. the body was a touch thin, but that was more than offset by it’s incredible smoothness and drinkability. deserving of it’s place among the best of the "regulaR" IPAs."
pete4999 (1073) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark gold color. Honey, flowery notes, some citrus in the nose. Taste is similar to the smell. Super super dry. Delicious.
SimonTja (276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blind tasting, of Double IPAs & Single IPAs.
List of Double IPAs, in prefered order: The Crusher, Heady Topper, Pliny The Elder, Deviant Dale’s
List of Single IPAs, in prefered order: Focal Banger, Grapefruit Sculpin, Moralité, Blind Pig
A – Very clear light orange.
S – Grapefruit, classic IPA, with some floral notes.
T – Very much light, fruity, a bit less dry than the others, semi-sweet.
M – Quite thin, medium to high carbonation.
O – The worst of the bunch, but still great.
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint. Clean golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is pine, bright citrus, hints of tropical fruit and a light caramel. Taste is assertively bitter, grassy, lots of fresh orange zest and hints of grapefruit juice. Crisp, refreshing, easy drinking, but full of flavor.
jonnyguns (998) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Torenado SF. Pours a deep golden orange. Fucking hop bomb - loads of pine and citrus on the nose. Taste is piney resin up front with a lasting bitterness that holds superbly. Fucking bitter. Not as easy to drink compared to pliny. Pretty damn tasty.
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solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very piney with a super bitter finish. A hop bomb in all the right ways. Some sweet malt and sugarcane as well. Gold pour with good head and lacing. Tap at Monks Cafe.
George999 (51) - Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden in color, hoppy, light head, bitters prevalent, very good ipa, fun to try
gad905 (85) - - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RRBC. Clear gold, head recedes but lingers. Sweet citrus slightly tropical hop aroma, some malt notes. Medium sweet bready malt then fairly big bitterness, resin, touch of floral, orange lemon grapefruit citrus and some mango pineapple tropical. Medium body, softish carb. Really good but pretty understated, very drinkable. Plenty of complexity to keep you coming back.
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is a clean, dank hop. Appearance is a light bronze with good lacing. Taste is hoppy with a dank finish. Very effervescent and refreshing. Palate is light hops. Overall, a great IPA. Very much rivals the elder.
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