hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is a lupulin-laden montage of grapefruit, tangerine, guava, pineapple and mango with underpinnings of biscuit and resin. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. Toffee and juicy, citrusy, resiny hops are the foundation of the medium bitter flavor. Finishes crisp and bittersweet… and the bitterness lingers on and on. Bottle courtesy of phaleslu!
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade (marked as packaged on 05/03/11). Pours with a murky yellow-orange body and a large, just off-white head with decent lace and good staying power. Aromas of pine, tropical fruits, peach, passion fruit and iced tea. Light lemon zest, a bit of a toasty malt profile. Nice. Flavors of hops, peach, stone fruit, citrus zest, light pine. Medium bitterness with an overall bitter balance. Malt profile is bready and crackery. A bit of an alcohol character. Medium to slightly fuller body, medium to medium-high carbonation. Dry. Well made.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewer - Pours a hazy golden color with smallish white head. Aroma has a fair amount of citrusy hops and a touch of slightly toasty malt. Flavor is fairly hoppy, with citrusy, lemony hops, with a touch of malt backbone and caramel notes. Finish is fairly bitter but smooth and not overpowering. This is a decent IPA overall, but in a world of craft beer that is flooded with good IPAs, this is just in the middle of the pack somewhere. I’ve definitely had worse, but I’ve had better as well.
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to Sean for this 12oz bottle... bright medium gold, nice white head, good retention and lacing... nose is a little light and subtle but really nice, reminds me of a Columbus IPA, nice dank notes throughout... the taste is mostly dank, a bit too dank with a touch of alcohol, but really good, one of their best beers
QuezXLV (411) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much more bitter than I was expecting from an ipa. Subtle hop aroma; good cloudy golden color. Pleasant aftertaste. Extra point for the potential for "sessioness."
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle pours a hazy orange with the aroma of grapefruit and hops. This highly carbonated brew tasted an up front cirtus flavor, mainly grapefruit with a huge bitter aftertaste.
tmoreau (3053) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a sampler glass at a local beer tasting party. The color was golden, with decent, white head foam and wavy lacing . The aroma was sharp, astrigent, pine & resin, with some equally potent, white grapefruit, and enough malt to keep some control, but not nearly enough. A light to medium bodied good shock to the tonsils.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from TheHopster - highly carbonated amber color with frothy head, notes of apricot with funk flavor - decent
TheHopster (945) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Clear golden appearance with thin white head. Big aroma of pine and grapefuit. Taste is intensely hopped without the edge.
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to drfabulous in trade, orange pulpy color with thin white foam, citrusy pine aroma with flavor of well balanced citrus, strawberry, melon, ripe albeit a little prickly finish