ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed 3/1/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is a two finger white shade with a nice, creamy texture. As per usual in the style, it leaves rings of lacing as it recedes down the glass.
S: I really like the tropical fruit bend this one offers. Augmenting the fruitiness is some herbal pine characteristics. Sadly, itís nowhere near as showstopping as it could be (or probably was; the bottleís over 2 months old), largely due to a lot of biscuity malt shining through.
T: A lot of melon, mango, papaya, and guava appears at first, before spiking in intensity at the midtaste. The finish introduces a moderately bitter, peppery bite thatís almost minty at times. For a two month old IPA featuring a feeble malt backbone, this is downright fantastic.
M: Light and crisp, yet with a surprising level of creaminess to meld with the smooth yet firm carbonation. The flavors leave the palate quickly as they should in an IPA of this nature. Almost supremely refreshing; if the finishing astringency was cleaned up a smidge, Iíd reckon the score here would be even higher.
O: The apex of this offeringís hop profile may have been lost - but the thirst-quenching, easy drinking demeanor definitely hasnít. Iíd seriously consider buying this by the case when itís fresh and in season.
Drjohnrock (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 ounce bottle purchased at Crown Liquors #14 in downtown Indianapolis, tasted on March 26, 2016. Very cloudy orange/yellow hue, very intense bittersweet nose with pine notes and an earthiness Iíve seldom if ever encountered in an IPA, smooth but firm bittersweet taste with ample hops, citrus and earthiness. Really good beer and interesting for style.
Block (2075) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer. Strong IPA flavors. Lots of hops, lots of alcohol. Floral and fruity aroma, comes through a little in the finish as well.
matty (324) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a finger-thick off-white head that lasts leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is of fresh citrus hops. Medium body, taste is a nice balance of citrus hops and malt. Grapefruit and pineapple work well here. Finish is slightly dry with the citrus lasting well after the swallow. Very good!
Ctplt777 (455) - - JAN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells and tastes like tropical fruit juice. Big pineapple, mango and papaya. Very fresh and delicious. I like that breweries are using different varieties of hops to mix it up a bit. This one is definitely a win and my first beer from these guys. Absolutely delicious. Cheers.
Jabah (324) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better ones that Iíve had from this brewer. Seems like a West-Coast style. Nice strong citrusy hops with just enough malt to balance out. Has a semi-cloudy light orange appearance. I wouldnít mind sampling this one again if I could.
gripweed57 (1273) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy gold color. Frothy white head with nice clinging lace. Faint fruity malt nose. Bittersweetet hops upfront. Notes of mango and sweet citrus. Nice balance between malt and hops yield a flavorful IPA. Some bready notes in finish. Overall a very good IPA.
jbruner (3728) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of bready sweet malts and earthy dank hops. Taste follows, bittersweet finish. This is not an ideal batch of galaxy, but not a bad IPA.
hershiser2 (1802) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden. Grapefruit aroma with hints of earth. Taste is bitter grapefruit peel, cat pee (I don't know what cat pee tastes like but the taste reminds me of the smell for some odd reason), soap, and light floral notes.
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Ibrew2or3 (7935) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a crystal clear pure gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up sweet cantaloupe and clementine and mango to go along with a spicy garlic like hoppiness in the background. The taste delivers a hoppy bitter bite with grapefruit, spicy onion and pineapple. To midway mild juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes are noticed and lightly sweetened by the subtle soft sweet malt base. Solid IPA with up front fruity hop bitterness.
gyllenbock (6902) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. (thanks Wolff)
A bit hazy golden/yellow with a large head. Aroma and taste of citrus, hops, some pineapple and hay. Medium body and with a bitter finish. A descent one.