ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Selinís Grove brew pub. nicely balanced IPA. Some really good hop notes in the aroma with a good malt kick flavor addition. A twinge bitter on the backend, but not bad.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a medium sized soapy white head. The aroma was strong fruity hops but lacking a bit in complexity. The flavor was strong bitter grapefruit and pine with sweet yet bitter malts underneath. The finish was insanely long log with tart and bitter grapefruit. Good.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light amber with a thick head. Bright hop aroma with hints of wood, nice citrus. Smells awesome. Dry, pithy, herbal with just a hint of almost fruity sweetness. Really nice example.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at Jupiter fest. Warm dark golden amber, hazy with tight off-white head. Bright hoppy aroma that has a fresh grain background too. Fruity aroma with tropical fruit, orange, citrus, and juicy flavors. Woody and piney too. Nice stuff with sure session potential.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy goldish orange with a small white head. Grapefruity, hoppy aroma. Slick body, smooth, easy drinking. Nice bitter-fruity finish.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Jupiter Beerfest. Moderate malt aromas of caramel and roasted, heavy hops of orange and pine, light broth for the yeast. Head is small, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery yet a bit slick and has a lively carbonation. Great aromas and flavors with good balance. Iím looking forward to finding this locally.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Jupiter beerfest. This was actually quite good! Orange pour wtih a nice head. Aroma is full of citrus hops. I get lots of different citrus, grapefruit, lemon and calamondin. Flavor has a great hop bite full of grapefruit peel and some nice malts to finish this one off...yum.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at JCBF09. Wonderful smelling IPA with a hazy burnt orange color. Nose is fantastic with lots of floral and citrus hops, like smelling fresh grapefruits and apricots. Taste is very hoppy but not near as bitter as I was expecting, very well balanced with alot of lasting caramel. Hits of orange and a unidentifiable spiciness make this quite complex and different. Very very good.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks go out to my secret Santa Deuane my growler poured into my Selinís Grove pint glass produced very little head maybe a wisp of lace. This was on top of a hazy amber colored brew.
The aromas are incredible some of the best I have experienced in an IPA and the first time I can truly say I grabbed an orange note in a brew. Nice floral hops to this brew as well
Flavors are great citrus, orange and grapefruit. There is enough sweetness from the caramel malts to balance it off. Medium mouthfeel but the carbonation was a little lacking I think I chock that up to the growler
This is a very drinkable IPA more on the sweet side of the balance but close to being perfect. A true recommend in my book. Thanks again Santa
Disclaimer some of my score I know is because of the growler would love to try it fresh
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler platter. Tarnished brass appearance with a citrus grapefruit aroma. Citrus hop flavor with a tart acidic feel. Grapefruits and tangerine with a flavor that lingers.