ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle, pours a clear dark gold with a thin bubbly white head, the aroma has a nice kick of citrus and floral like hops, the flavor has a strong citrus front end with bittering hops in the finish, slick mouthfeel, good stuff
SpongeRuiner (638) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Got a bottle from a trade. Pours a clear orange color with a thick thick bubbly chunky head. The head really lingers on for a while leaving a webbed lacing. A nice light fresh floral hop nose. A hopped carbonation upfront. A nice mix of floral notes and a grapefruit citrus. A touch of caramel in the middle. Crisp and drinkable. A very decent IPA.
CJack (35) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour, light gold with good head, nice lacing. Solid hop aroma, well balanced taste is not overly bitter or malty. Good American IPA
---Rated whilst imbibing
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours a golden bright light orange color with white head. Aroma is hopalicious. Nice citrus pinch to the nose. The flavor is mildly bitter from the hops. Malty backbone which citrusy and a touch of grassiness. Very very good ipa.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose, marigolds. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Flavor is of lillies although it is doughy on the back. Alcohol is noticeable. This is a floral IPA on the upper limit of alcohol content, not quite an IIPA, but not terribly quaffable either. Good choice for an immediate dose of hops.
FestDecBeet (79) - - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: pours a clear honey color. Head about 1 finger that hangs into a thick white head
Smell: heavy hops, smell that skunky flavor. Notes of pine. Cat piss in a good way. Strong alcohol smell.
Taste: definite hops/ skunk flavor. Slightly bitter. Strong alcohol taste. Taste the citrus fruits very slightly. Lemons and tangerines.
Feel: lighter flavor with not a lot of carbination
Overall: not too bad, slightly bitter as it warms up.
First Drank: home Decatur April 7th, 2014
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ppirs a hazy bright orange. A citrus hop aroma. Some pilsner like characteristics with grains, pine, and malt, but still a nice bitter citrus hop taste and aftertaste. Very dry.
greyghost86 (6) - - APR 8, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grainy appearance with a lot of carbonation. The aroma is just what you want a American IPA to have, wonderful citrus smell with a bit of piney aroma. Nice taste with a grapefruity and very slight orange, with a good bitter bite at the middle and finish that you want in a good solid IPA. Overall, this was a solid American IPA that I totally stumbled upon and would try again!
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste citrus, floral, hoppy. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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CpyNPrnT (294) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus. Taste is floral, grapefruit, citrus, and bitterness. Some alcohol. Tasty IPA.