superspak (2572) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2014. Pours crystal clear orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of peach, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, mango, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, mango, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, tangerine, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice single hop IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
hopbag (83) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big tropical fruit on this one. Pineapple mostly. Also pine. Comes off as much less sweet than the EKG version, with more pronounced bitterness. Somewhat thin hop flavor, low resin. Comes across as more of a world class beer somehow.
williamstome (868) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, nice white head. Big floral aroma with tangerine, orange, grapefruit... flavor is delicious citrusy floral. Much better than DecIPA #1.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear orangish amber with a nice slightly off-white head. Aroma is a nice bready caramel with a sweet citrus of pineapple and orange and piny hops with bitter orange peel. Taste is malty with caramel and sweet citrus and then comes an escalating bitterness which peaks very mild and mellow and smoothes out into a pineapple and hop aftertaste. This one has a lot of balance. It's between this one and the simcoe for best if this series.
BVery (6136) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear rich orange pour with a smaller head. Tropical fruit and herbal aroma and taste. I love this hop variety. This is very good.
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours deep amber, two finger head with lots of lacing. Aroma of spruce, herbs. Taste is piney, dark fruits, herbal bitterness nicely balanced with sweet malts. Medium body, sticky, medium carbonation. Finishes earthy bitter with notes of herbs, pine, vanilla, and caramel. Interesting hop on its own. Very drinkable ale.
Bosco (165) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, brown amber.
Even, thin lacing.
Medium to strong bitterness on the rest roast.
Piney aroma. Somewhat soapy taste.
Number 2 in the series.
keith0718 (366) - Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I taste spruce more than citrus in this hop variety. Not much hops for an IPA.
boxofrane (2097) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has floral notes, big pine, some citrus notes, very clean. The taste has a big fruity juiciness. A bit orange, mango, dry bitter, semi chalky end.
firemarshal (156) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from mix pack. Pours clear; amber in color. Aroma is floral, pine, caramel. Flavor is lemon-lime hops overwhelmed by cereal malts. Too thick and syrupy for my taste.