ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color with good clarity. The head poured is ragged and downright ugly - it has a soapy-looking texture and fades away pathetically. Sheís not a looker, thatís for damn sure.
S: Now this is better. The hops win out here, providing notes of grapefruit, pine, lemongrass, and even some tropical fruit touches. Maltiness doesnít really come through, but I donít care about that.
T: A combination of lemongrass and pine needles open things up, changing to a slightly tropical tone in the middle. There isnít much of a finish due to the dryness. All the carbonation creates an illusion of bitterness on the palate, but when given the chance to calm down, it reveals a nice flavor-to-bitterness ratio, with even a negligible hint of flavor layering.
M: Dry, dry, dry. It manages to avoid a watery pratfall, though, because of the lingering resin qualities. On the other hand, itís ridiculously fizzy - which makes the brew seem more bitter than it is, among other things.
O: It doesnít make me hard the way Lagunitas DayTime did, but thatís because Centennial is pretty low down on my list of preferred hops. Still a successful low-alcohol hop vessel, though.
novice101 (187) - - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head, loads of citrus on the nose, the taste is a bit subdued, but really good. A good amount of citrus and pines, not a lot bitterness, slightly dry finish.
b3shine (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent light golden orange with white lacing. Smells nice and hoppy with a light pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant bitterness. Solid on the palate. A good example of the style.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubbly, well-carbonated head due to canning. Finger-length. Aroma is caramel malt and some pine to start before becoming more citrus/floral; classic IPA aromas, in essence. Flavor is malty with slight piney hop and a little bit of tea. Palate somewhat watery. Nonetheless, a decent session IPA. Not a catty mess like some others in this sub-style, or even Schlaflyís American IPA, which I found unbearable.
dliberto (72) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank out of a can. Aroma is citric and piney. Taste is heavy on the citrus small metallic taste due to the can. Small bitter aftertaste. Better then I thought it was going to be, quite surprised
Kita (814) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Brass Monkey, NY. Clear deep golden color with thin creamy white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of strong citrus and floral hops, grassy, biscuit malt and mild yeast. Taste starts with moderate sweet malt, following is citric and grassy sour, while finish is moderate bitter with long aftertaste. Full body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Pleasantly refreshing everyday IPA...
jflopsu (401) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light clear orange. Has a faint aroma of hop, citrus, floral, and light malt. Has a watered down taste to start. Then the taste is light citrus hop and grapefruit with a light hop bitter aftertaste.
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish golden colored pour. Lively mouthfeel and lots of orange citrus hops and malt.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Drafts at Ginger Man NYC, 11/23/13
Aroma: The aroma is clean and light hops, citrus and floral, and some light malt notes
Appearance: This beer pours a copper color with a decent sized white head atop it
Flavor: The taste is clean and light with a nice blend of hop bitterness and mild sweetness
Palate: Light bodied, with a low ABV and plenty of drinkability as is common among session IPAs
I thought this was a more than solid example of the style. I could easily drink a ton of these, and it is a perfect beer for that. That being said, it isnít particularly exceptional in any of its components. Just a well-made, very drinkable, low ABV IPA.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can->taster at BBB Fest-Nashville. Copper/gold with small white head. Citrus and floral hops, fruit, grass. Smooth, very drinkable.
SSSteve (3634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. clear copper with a large white head. white grapefruit, lemon, orange aromas. nice fruity, juicy, lychee, citrus, orange hop flavors. clean finish with a low medium body. nice treat.