coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy but bright gold with a medium-sized white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine hops -- lots of Cascade or Centennial -- but also some fruity sweetness. Apricot, I guess. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy and very crisp. Thereís some underlying sweetness and a bit of maltiness. Definitely different from a standard IPA, but Iím not sure Iím picking up much white/wit character. No spiciness, for instance. Medium mouthfeel.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Nice hop aroma with slight citrus notes, no real apricot to speak of. Has a subtle malt backing with a nice balance. Enjoyable but there last few IPAís have pretty much all been the same.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best thing I have had from Sam in a long time...very solid IPA. Had a lot of bright citrus to it and a good body thatís very refreshing. Very well balanced. There is slight fruit to it as it says in the description. Sessionable as well.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kroger. Pours a hazy orange amber with a retentive ivory head, nice lacing. Nice citrusy aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pale toffeeish malt backbone, countered by a dry grapefruit rind bitterness. Could use more sweetness to bring out the apricot. Dry and hoppy finish, with some astringency. Not bad, way better than Latitude IPA
Braudog (6299) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Bottle. This presents itself with a perplexing front -- hazy and muted yellow with a bright white pillow -- like a wheat beer. But the aroma is very much American IPA, floral citrus all the way. Then it perplexes again ... A bit gristy, mildly yeasty, spicy and then a hint of the apricot. Complex and unique, quite enjoyable. (#4524, 3/15/2012)
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma fresh citrus sided hop aroma ,light and easy going.
Appearance hazed amber with large white top. Neat crown.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Pine-spruce front followed by citrus , lime hinted with green garden freshness. Mid accented by sweet grapefruit. Softness of wheat with fruity side hinted by peach. Great blend of flavours. Sam Adams did not forget how to make true yet unique American IPA.
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great hazy, golden color. Piney and hoppy and citrus. Big aroma, big taste. Would go down fast on a hot summer day.
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Binnyís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on that first unusually warm 70 degree night in mid March which wonít last for much longer. Appearance is a very cloudy bright gold with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is equal part hops and apricot, gives it a slightly sweet / fruity nose. Taste is decent, Iím not getting huge hop notes or anything, maybe the apricot subsided that a bit, but I appreciate the flavor as itís probably not meant to be a hop bomb. This is a pretty easy drinking IPA, enjoyable for this pleasant night.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Spring Variety Pack. Nice hazy, golden apperance with what appear to be chunks of fruit floating around. Moderate head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity as expected with heavy citrus, but the heavy hop content balances it out with some floral/grass character. Taste is fairly bitter with a bit of sweetness. Full body, long bitter aftertaste, but not too dry. Very unique and enjoyable IPA.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer. Hazy yellow body with great white head. Grapefruit hops. Super fresh and drinks well