Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 10/14/08. Had this on tap at First Street Draught House here in Winston.
Came out a nice deep orange with a decent amount of head resting comfortably on top. This dissipated to a thin sheet, but the brew left excellent lacing rings after each sip. Beautiful.
Smell was strong floral hops and definitive citrus.
Taste mirrored the scent as I’m getting a large smack of grapefruit. Wonderful amount of hop bitterness that isn’t grating as it is balanced out by the malt sweetness. Beautiful combination.
This is a great fall brew! Smooth, balanced, tasty. I will seek this out again for sure.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold cascade hops nose and flavors. Lighter malt profile, but enough to serve as the hop delivery vehicle. End is bitter and dry with orange zest astringency. (2008)
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid Ipa with strong floral hop / pine and caramel malt.
callmemickey (4255) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark orange-amber body. Massive off-white cap. Good retention before subsiding to a nice skim. Sheet like lacing.
S: Assertive citrus and pine notes. Grapefruit is the prevalent fruit I was picking up.
T: A bit disappointing. The flavors are muted and somewhat muddled. The sweet malts drown out the lovely citrus hops that were present in the nose. Improved somewhat as the beer warmed.
M: Somewhat astringent. Light-medium body. A tad thin at times. Somewhat rounded finish.
O: All in all this was enjoyable. Worth checking out, not as good as last year’s (2008) rendition.
reebtogi (5684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL bottle poured a golden color with some orange hues. There is a modest white head which leaves some lacing behind. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is a pleasing hoppy bitterness with some malty sweetness. This is a very nice IPA that I had the pleasure to enjoy.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: 12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a shaker. Pours an off-orange with a small bit of white head. Strong aroma of citrus hops. Taste is medium bitter and much like grapefruit. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Overall, it’s very good. I wish they were still producing this one.
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Något fylligare än deras pale ale och en verklig humlebomb. Men för mycket kådasmakande beska för min smak.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating based off the 2008 brew. Proud golden copper color. Big resiny and pine filled nose. Flavor is gentle up front with some caramel malt action, mixed perfectly with a polite load of Cascade hop presence. Citrus, and pine bitterness coat the palate. Nice and balanced. Really enjoyed this while they made it!
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starker Hopfengeruch mit Aprikosennuancen. Hopfiger Antrunk, komplx hopfig, leicht süß, der Cascade Hopfen ist gut erkennbar. Sehr leicht fruchtig im Mittelteil, trocken werdend. Etwas grasig, der Hopfen breitet sich aus, im Hintergrund ist es aber durchaus mild. Vollmundig ist der Hopfen auch im Abgang, hier aber gepaart mit herben und bitteren Tönen. Im Nachgeschmack grasig-herb.
Test vom 12.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,12,12,13,13,13 - 12,50
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Disappointing IPA from the usually solid Chico brewery. Lacking both in fresh, piney goodness and a solid malt backbone, this beer is far, far behind the superior Celebration Ale, which will be out plenty soon enough to skip over Anniversary. All the Cascade hops they toss at this beer fail to register much beyond an aspirin-like astringency, and, when coupled with very bland malts, leads to a dry, dull India Pale Ale. (9/08)