KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy golden yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout and produced excellent sheeting of sticky lacing.
The aroma was nice and hoppy of citrus hops, grain malts and a soapy yeast with notes of grapefruit, caramel and a bit of spice.
The taste was lightly bitter with a decent note of caramel early on and then became good and hoppy with an awesome bitter citrus flavor and a nice dose of spice at the end. The flavor lingered for a nice long time allowing for full enjoyment of the hoppy citrus brew.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a slightly dry texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall a tasty and refreshing IPA with a nice spicy finish, in fact I think I will have another...
RedSox2004 (1600) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange amber with a billowy head and very nice lace. Modest citrus and grassy hops, apricot and wheat aromas. Distinct bitter earthy hops and wheat malt tastes, with hints of spice and bread. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, ticklish carbonation, and a bitter finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazed pale apricot color with a solid lasting head. Smells of citrus pulp and mildly spiced. Full nectar with good carbonation. A bitter brew with a fat malt backbone. Itís actually unenjoyable with all this grapefruit rind. Very dry. Iím not sure why they even call this an IPA as itís only 5.8% abv.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from the Giant in Leesburg. It pours a cloudy light orange with a one-finger head of meringue like foam. The nose has intense pine and herbal hop notes up front. The flavor leans towards the catty and herbal side with a touch of tropical and pine. True to style, this brew is all about the hops. Fairly light on the tongue with average carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Nicely done.
mike67 (1077) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy golden-orange with a long lasting, foamy, white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops followed by apricots and caramel malt. Body is medium and tangy. Spicy, citrusy hops dominate the flavor with apricots, orange fruit and malt in the background. Finish is long, dry dominated by grapefruit. I like a lot of hops in this Wit.
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the new 2012 collection, I liked this one the best.
It had a really nice floral aroma, nice crip hop / citrus bite. Some sweet , dry notes on the finish. Really good.
geneticbloom (8) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably one of my favorite IPAs that Iíve had, itís obviously an IPA in the taste of pine and hops but itís not overwhelmingly so like Ska Modus Hoperandi in my opinion. I find the apricots most present in the aroma but there is a bit in the taste as well. Goes down smooth and a little dry. One of the most exciting and different brews Iíve had from Sam Adams, itís recommended. Iíd drink this anytime.
ross (2139) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a cloudy orange color with plenty of hops in the aroma. Grasss, hay, grapefruit and other citrus elements are present. Taste is sweet and smooth. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink. Interesting beer that i would drink anytime.
ben4321 (5571) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/22/12
Aroma: This one has a fresh, citrus fruit nose, with some spice, some resin notes, and yeast
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy golden-orange color with a lasting foamy white head and good lacing
Flavor: Has less citrus and more spice then the nose, itís light sweet, with a medium-heavy hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a fairly clean feel, some smoothness too, and a rather dry finish
This is a new one from Sam Adams, at least itís the first time Iíve seen it. This one actually looks just like youíd expect a Wheat Ale to look, but it smells just like youíd expect an IPA to smell. I thought this was a pretty good and rather interesting offering.
Nephilium (1663) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very mild aroma, with just a touch of hops. Pours a cloudy, orange-amber, with a nice white head. Very interesting flavor... the apricot comes across at the beginning, and blends with some pine hops, then comes back in the end of the finish. I would probably classify this more in the fruit beer realm, with the lingering flavor of apricots. Overall, this is an interesting beer, and one of the better ones with apricot that Iíve tried.