loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly gloudy golden color with a medium white head. The aroma was absolutely fantastic...plenty of piney and citrusy hops...bitter orange, lemon, and aloe vera. The flavor was a little disappointing...somewhat hoppy (not nearly as much as the aroma would make you believe) with some ashy tones, pine tree, with just a touch of toffee. The feel was a little too thin and watery for my tastes. All in all this is a good IPA, but I think with a thicker feel and a hoppier flavor this would make a phenomenal double IPA.
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear deep gold, white head. Aroma is piney, bread, resiny hop, citrus, faint lemon & grass. Flavor is clean pine & citrus hop, clear caramel malt. so freeeesh and clean.
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at Toronado in San Francisco. Pour is clear apple juice golden with a thin head. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits with lots of floral hops. Taste is loads of fresh floral hops and citrus flavors with a long crisp bitter finish. Solid caramel malt backbone. Great IPA!
clawson6847 (2) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another solid IPA from Russian River. Not too intense and not too absent, this is a great go-to brew for nearly any occasion.
Berard (339) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange with thin white head that lingers. Nice hop aroma over light carbonation. Hop forward but limited complexity.
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nothingbutIPAs (21) - Hillsborough, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
solid IPA. One of the few where the aroma is better than the taste. If you are somewhere that has Russian River, get a Pliny instead. this is very good just not as great as the Pliny.
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Thanks Wyatt! Orange cloudy colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of flowers, honey and passion fruit. Light sweet, bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced and easy drinkable. Good IPA!
vandc01 (97) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle given by friend kaiser. Bottled on 10/07/2014.
Aroma - Amazing tropical aroma.
Appearance - orangish color with light fluffy head.
Taste - Very good taste - missing a titch of body, but very solid.
Palate - lingering fizzy carbonation.
Overall - a top notch beer. Worthy of the rating.
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) slightly hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy resin and some caramel, with some hints of green tea, grapes, some gooseberries, cherries and vanilla. flavour is mostly caramel and gooseberries, with more vanilla, herbal hops, a light hint of alcohol, some buttered pale malts and a light-bitter citric finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
epeter85 (42) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From draft, very full creamy head. Orange Amber appearance. The look of this beer is tops. Hoppy, not quite Pliney level but a full hoppy balanced beer.
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PhilHarmstead (22) - Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exceedingly fresh dry hop flavors. Surprisingly bright & citrusy while also piney and resinous (without the least hint of syrupy-ness). Killer IPA. So glad to have tried it on a snowed-in night with friends in northern Vermont.