ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade, retaining itself decently. Lots of lacing on the glass, too.
S: There’s a nice amount of mango, papaya, grapefruit, and herbs on the nose, with enough malt to balance. I love the Simcoe-forward nature of this one. Develops an onion-y note after warming up, and that’s a good thing.
T: Again, this really showcases Simcoe hops well. It starts with some mild, unsweetened tropical fruits, before it develops a strong piny, herbal tone near the finish and aftertaste. The finishing bitterness might put some off, but who cares?! Give me more.
M: No annoying syrupy linger or overdone malt sweetness here, yet at the same time, it’s not wrecking the palate with bitter dryness. As such, it’s nicely crisp, not to mention superbly drinkable.
O: This might be my favorite pine-forward IPA to date. It kind of reminds me of Troegs Perpetual IPA with its crisp finish and Simcoe-heavy nature, which is always a good thing.
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color. Moderate rocky white head is firm and dense. Intense piney hop nose, redolent of bitter grapefruit. Upfront, flavor is sweet malt and citrusy hops. Starts out subtle, but the hoppiness becomes more intense in the midtaste. Complex and spicy with tropical fruit notes. Well hidden is the 7.2% ABV. Nicely crafted and a stellar example of American lupinicity.
Pauly_Ant81 (7) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy American ipa with a nice citrus note. Finishes nice... color is a little hazy and light.
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard pour, but tons of bitterness, citrus and pine from this terrific IPA. Sticky and tart, with a spicy aroma that belies the massive hop content on the palate.
MacNJ (49) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 The appearance is one weakness with a watery head and a cloudy, unfiltered pour. However, the nose is fully hopped, and the taste matches it’s sniff. Very hoppy. Solid IPA. Cheers!
Patrickctenchi (6096) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, golden-yellow with a short, slick, off-white head.
Grapefruit, orange, lemon peel scent.
Juicy citrus taste, grapefruit, orange......
Plenty of steady, peel bitter.
This is a very nice one....tingly and tasty.
lbianchi66 (325) - FRANCE - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe dorée et opaque. Peu de mousse. Faibles arômes d?écorce d?agrumes et résines. Goût biscuit et marmelade. Final fruits confits. Plutôt courte en bouche.Une IPA correcte.
Ahuth (339) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. To be fair my had some floaters in it so the appearance was not so great. However the taste was a nice bold hops. Dry after has a fruity orangy hops taste. Not much piney hops but very good IPA.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Throw in from a trade with gregwilsonstl. Pours a golden amber color with big fizzy head. Aromas of fruit and citrus peel and some piney notes. Flavors of tropical fruits and some piney hops.
Jow (3518) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home late night. Yellow orange beer one finger head. Nose is tropical fruits and pine. Tastes of pine, resin, juicy fruit gum, banana, florals, light vanilla notes. Sweet fruity finish. Palate is creamy with hints of bitterness.
bubblehouse (1365) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good ipa. Descent aroma and a good hoppy flavor. Labor day beer drinking is good.