Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazingly good IPA. Pours hazy straw with a great lace. Aroma is godly hops. Flavor is super fresh bitter hops, and a sweet fruity body, very great beer.
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TomTron (371) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy yellow, looks alot like a hefe. Aromas of some citrus and yeast but itís a bit weak. Tastes rather strange. The hop bitterness is there and citrus lingers, but itís slightly metallic and there seems to be absolutely no malts to balance the flavors. The apricot comes out a bit more as it warms but thats it in the range of complexity. Not an offensive beer, and not really all that bad, just an odd concoction that SA has made. All in all itís just another beer from a brewer that specializes in making ok beers, but not great beers.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. pours slightly cloudy, with a decent white head. aromas of citrus fruit, and spruce, with a little yeast. good amount of bitterness. medium bodied, lively on the tongue with an astringent lasting palate. decent
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Food Lion.
Ar: Decent amount of pine and a nice citrus touch.
Ap: Pours a very hay orangeish light copper with a frothy 1" head. Great lace and head retention. Really a gorgeous beer.
T: Slightly sweet, reasonably malty body. Bittering is very moderate for an IPA, nice pine. Thereís a hint of apricot coming through, but itís pretty subtle.
P: Medium body with pretty moderate carbonation.
O: Been a while since Iíve had a fresh IPA, and this is drinking really well right now.
legion242 (2180) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, very strange little hybrid. Piney nose but in the mouth I sense the wit part across the middle of the tongue, with the IPA part on the sides and back.
damzz (256) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2012
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
THIS IS NOT AN IPA despite the name. It is a heavily hopped Belgian witbier - period as Sam admits. Pours a hazy witbier light yellow. The head is white and lingering with spot lacing. The nose is strong hops - those who brew get it others call it "citrus". Malt is weak but the hops is slighty attentuated by the wheat and the spices. Essentially what Sam did was take a witbier and overpower it with hops. It is a good drink however unusual . It may catch on - Sam has made it a year long selection. But calling it an IPA is wrong. Obviously Sam wanted to buiild on a known style but it isnít. Rating would have been higher if Sam was honest.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde pour into thick frothy white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing that melts into a heavy sticky lacing as carbonated bubbles rise from the murky depths into a pool of foam. Aroma of malty biscuit, toasted wheatbread, spruce, and lemony citrus. Initial flavor of bitter piney hops and grapefruit that slowly fades into a malty, peppery finish.
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale yellow. White head. Nice citrus aroma, yeast, bread. Flavor is citrus, herbal notes. Very good.
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 Bottled. Pours very hazy orange-yellow with a solid head. Good retention and lace. Nice citrus-hop focused aroma. Also some floral notes. Apricot, lemony, light bitter flavor. Light-medium body, oily-thin texture, and a long, dry, astringent finish.
JMerritt (1793) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice unfiltered appearance, hazy orange with lots of floating yeast particles. Medium-sized head is bright white, mostly lasting. Lemon peel and grapefruit rind aroma with some sweet nectarine and peach fruit undertones. Aroma is pleasant, but not very pungent. A very decent, rather bitter flavor is quite surprising given the relatively light aroma. Finish has some rye and husky wheat flavors atop fruity esters. You know, this rivals some top west coast IPAs, overall. Very enjoyable.