machfive55 (353) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a beautiful amber/orange, with a good head even from a growler. There was a lively carbonation that lasted through the beer and there was lacing left on the glass. The aroma is grapefruit and piney hops, just awesome and very refreshing. The beer is bitter, but a nice bitter that melds perfectly with the maltiness. The beer finishes smooth, not bitter like some IPA’s. They hops last the whole way through the beer.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Selins Grove. Pours a bright, slightly hazy golden-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of resiny, sticky, fruity hops in the aroma; apples, tree fruits, and oily, sweet fruit cocktail; really nice nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: intensely chewy, sticky and resiny fruity hoppiness; no roughness along the edges; relaxed bitterness; generous, great hop character; would bump up a couple points with a bit more carbonation. Lengthy finish: fruity bitterness, bread, and toasty malts.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Fresh, prickly sweet hop juices flow from this beer. Pines, citrus rinds, and spice all coalesce into a glorious warm glowing hop cone. Dank, dank. Pours a bit opaque in gold-orange, with a rim in white. Flavor is richly textured and flavored, with a great balance of both juicy hop flavor and hop bitterness. Combines into that glorious bready grapefruit and sends off a lot of rich caribbean and Indian spice notes. Great hop use. The malt background develops a nice sweetness for balance. Alcohol lends to rising the hops, but it’s not overwhelming. Excellent balance, hop use and finish. Delightful.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus, musty, alittle catty, with hints of GANJA! Pours golden amber. Bitter, very bitter, pine resin (feels heavy) sweet malts in the background. Finishes a little bready. Great IPA.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from growler, courtesy Beerlando. Clear copper-orange with a thin white head. Strong grassy hop aroma with some minor citrus notes. Moderate hop character throughout the taste, nice peppery finish. Clean and aggressive IPA. Well done.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20061216 Juicy fruit and sweet aromas. Flavor is not so sweet, but not dry. Medium to light body. Smells great still but has a lazy quality about it (?).
dchmela (2481) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy Beerlando. Medium amber reddish tan with a thick off white head. Spicy grapefruit hop aroma. Really assertive fresh hops, great aroma. Big malty taste with a nice hop bitterness. Very balanced taste, not too much malt nor hops, yet still powerful. Dry citrus tang in the aftertaste. Another great beer from Selins.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy Kramer17801. Pours a clear orange amber color with a foamy, off-white head. Minimal spotty lacing noted. The nose shows big citrus hops, covering oranges, grapefruit, and lemon. Toasted bread and light caramel comprise a nice malty backdrop for the hops to do their thing. The flavor is again quite citrusy and bitter, yet incredibly well balanced. There’s a juiciness to this, almost like the beer was garnished with a splash of fresh lemon and grapefruit. Medium bodied, smooth, and easily quaffable. Not particularly complex, but still a really good IPA.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Kramer. Copper pour, faint white head. Aroma is biscuity, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit and some pine with a bready finish. Medium bodied and lower carbonation but probably cause of a week old growler. Not much to say, citrus, grapefruit, medium bitterness and just a good IPA.
jredmond (4573) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. The aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is hop as well, but not too bitter, actually sort of sweet. Nice.