rockchalk2 (19) - Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent and complex ipa if consumed ice cold on a very hot day. As it warms up it starts to get funky and not in a good way. I would call this a tropical ipa, as it has a mango, pear, guava, and pineapple thing going on.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of phaleslu!). Pours a hazy golden color with a nice, 1-finger off-white head. Leaves some lacing. Active carbonation. Aroma has some pine, resin, mango and pineapple. Taste is sweet malt with loads of citrus and some bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish, but very balanced. Drinks so easily. A really nice beer that hopheads across the country should try.
Bif (1679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pours a dark golden color with a small head and some lacing. Citrus aroma, mostly grapefruit with a bit of pine mixed in. Almost overpowering. Starts with an initial bitterness of citrus and pine with a bit of malt to smooth things out. Has a clean finish with just a bit of lingering bitterness. Spot on. Medium body, crisp but quite smooth. No real hint of the Alcohol. Excellent balance. Great IPA. I would love to have this from tap.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the bridge. Pours golden with a light white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is citrus hops, a bit of malt with a bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a decent beer.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Flying Saucer KC. Milky, cloudy, yellow brown appearance with an ivory head. Fairly piney, slightly earthy hoppy nose. A little citrusy, piney, bitter hoppy, slightly bready flavor. Bitter, piney aftertaste.
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s been a looooong time, RateBeer. 12oz. -> English pint. Pours an orange blossom honey, with an egg shell head. Decent lacing. Smells of hops, grass, light malts, and alcohol. Tastes of an initial maltiness, which is immediatly suppressed by the hops. That’s not to say this is crazy hoppy. After that initial sweetness is blended, this is an appropriately balanced beer. Cheers.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Huge pineapple and citrus notes in the aroma with a dark resiny finish. Reminiscent of tar but not necessarily in a bad way. The taste is tropical and citrus hops with a bitter finish. That tar note is here also, and this time it is offensive. Medium bodied. Weird beer.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-pours bright orange with a small soapy foamy white head with lite lacing from the start. nose is citric, floral with hints of mangos, green onions, lite catty note and lots of pine. flavors showcase more of the citrus to start (mangos, pineapple) with lots of resinous and pine on the finish. you would think a beer like this would be more sweet from the nose but it really dries out very nice on the finish. tingles on the tongue. My only gripe with the beer is the body-it has a bit too much carbonation which aids to the tongue-pine needle like feeling. long finish with lingering pine and citric hops. malts are sweet and cracker-like which showcase the hops very well. this is a very well balanced IPA if you ask me and exactly how Vyvvy describes it as an in-between of east and west coast american ipa styles. tasty!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a great looking clear amber with white head. Aroma really tickled portions in my brain and made it go numb....very clean notes of pine and citrus balanced extremely well but not overtaking the caramel that follows. Flavor is much the same, just incredibly balanced with a terrific finish. Light-medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, I am really impressed with this brew! Good stuff!
csaso (1661) - Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Big foamy head, light amber color, very hoppy/citrusy aroma and flavor - good IPA