Underdogs88 (258) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus, piney, flowery aroma. Appearance is a super clear gold with a white head with good head retention. Hop flavor is grapefruit and flowery with a caramel malt backbone. Mouthfeel and carbonation are medium. Overall, it's a decent ipa, nothing special. Needs more hop aroma and flavor.
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pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Light golden color. Malty and soapy citrus hop aroma. Taste is pine, nectarine, and caramel malt. Semi bitter finish but with some malty sweetness.
njager246 (504) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft, smelled skunked. . Maybe a bad batch.. taste with some herbal and citrus hops... not what I had hoped for
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. I’ll punt on appearance. The aroma, at least through the opening, is a singular and dense perfume of dank west coast hops. Very green. Taste builds on the hops with orange meat and bubblegum. Grainy mouthfeel. Finish was lacking. Flavors could be better tied together.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a large, foamy off-white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, and pine hops with light citrus notes, cracker malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt and esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nicely hopped and fresh.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is orange/yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is of light citrus and faint caramel sweetness. Flavor is refreshing but dull - grapefruit, pine, light malt. Not bad, very sessionable.
badhack (389) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent IPA, quite a bit of bitter and pine hops. Malt takes a back seat here, built up just enough to support the hops. Nice to have an IPA that is not sweet. A little dry. Slight amount of fruit.
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strong gold color, Strong head, Beautiful earthy hoppy aroma but that is were it kind of ends, taste is okay certainly get the citrus but get a sudden punch of hops instead of a nice transition. Mouth feel is light which only make s the taste a little more confusing.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is clean, fresh but light. Some grapefruit. Taste is subdued hops and fruit. Clean tasting, light to moderate bitterness, and seems like an east coast representation of a west coast ipa. Leaning dry which is nice as its not sweet and syrupy in the background. Clean grapefruit rind and medium body with crisp carbonation. Nice ipa.
TH28 (213) - - APR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is clear light golden with a fluffy white foam cap. Aroma is fresh cut grass, lemon, grapefruit. Solid IPA aroma. Taste is...different. Thin bready malt with a sudden punch of bitterness. Not nearly as much citrus character on the taste. Not well balanced. Mouthfeel is very light for the style, low carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and grapefruit. Definitely leans more bitter than balanced. Overall, one of the worst west coast IPAs I’ve had. Thin body, unbalanced, and the overall malt character is lacking