JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dryish and crisply bitter light amber ale with a big pine-and-oranges hop nose. Avoids that sticky resinous bitterness that can get in the way of drinking lots. Really refreshing and hitting the right balance. I want more.
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hoppy aroma, with orange zest and light caramel malts. The flavor has fruity citric hops, lighter floral notes, and pale and light sweet malts. Awesome session IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (7417) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and herbal hops, fruity esters and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Light body and warmth and medium carbonation.
Travlr (7946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Murky orange yellow color, small white large bubble head. Aroma of freshly cut grass. Taste is grass, meadow hay. Nice stuff.
Strykzone (3810) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting held at Bigelos. Clear copper with little carbonation to be seen. A small light golden head. Floral and pine aroma is light. Flavor is also light. Some citrus, some pine, some caramel, some grain. This is very light drinking and is kind of like their Pale Ale but lighter. A nice bitter flourish at the end.
nuplastikk (3258) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at BP Dupont. Filtered orange-brown. Mellow floral hop tones. Quite a nice English IPA, but if you sold it as an APA I wouldn’t blink an eye. Very flavorful for the ABV. An awesome session beer, quite fresh. Well done.
radagast83 (3098) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Meridian Pint. Poured a slightly hazy orange/amber color with a pinky or so of off-white head. Aroma was sweet grapefruit notes, woah, plenty of grapefruit. other citrus notes as well, touch of malts. Flavor was sweet malts, nice citrus with touches of hops. Very tasty.
tastybeer (1312) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, and slightly floral. Taste is bitter, nutty, and finishes a bit watery.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a clear, deep orange topped by a thin, yellow, semi-rocky head. Not too much retention and no lace. Aroma is fruity orange, sweet caramel, light floral and citrus hops. Taste is bitter, light, nutty. Watery on the palate.
phaleslu (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Tap Room- St. Louis release limited to 2 kegs and I’m pretty sure it will be gone by mid-day 4/9/11. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a finger-thick off-white head. Aroma of earthy, citrusy hops, tea leaves, grass, wood, and dry grains. Flavor of earthy, leafy hops, tea, orange citrus, bready malts, and wood. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, leafy mouthfeel. Does exactly what it advertises as a nice, hoppy session IPA.