high_on_hops (466) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium orange amber with an off white head. The aroma has some grapefruit, grass, and pine from the hops and a sweet malt background. The flavor is a balanced blend of hops and malt, with citrus and pine up front and sweet amber malt and a honey note in the finish. One of my favorite Christmas beers.
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BrownALEx (195) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: fresh hops hit the nose first but malt is the predominant aroma here. A: pours a burnt orange with a big rocky head that leaves thick lacing. T: slight hop taste, more malty than I like. P: medium bodied with average carbonation. O: not nearly as good as last years or the year before (at least what I remember). Still though a nice balanced ipa for the season. Will get next year.
icehawk (598) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is slightly subdued citrus. Hop flavors are leveled out by a big malt backbone. Very drinkable with a nice flavor profile. I was expecting a big fresh/dry hop beer, but this is more balanced and is quite tasty.
KennyGalanif (6) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving type: bottle
A: pours a copper & orange color that I found very appealing. A one to two finger head that last a while with good lacing.
S: piney citrus flavors for sure, with some roasted malt to balance it out.
T: again, I get a lot of pine and citrus flavors that really work with this brew. with a bready malt backbone. A little resin flavor to.
O: I loved this beer, I think it's a great autumn / winter style IPA! This beer will be retuning to my fridge in years to come!
tdoyledesign (100) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very nice deep orange. Aroma is muted hops with not much else. Taste is crisp California hops with a bitter finish. Palate is fresh and mild citrus up front with a hop finish with a bitterness that lingers. A classic Sierra Nevada Ale.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber/copper with one finger head. pretty malty base with nice hoppiness. good balance and depth to this ipa.
IceChipsSky11 (74) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours redish orange with a surprisingly muted aroma for a whole hop treatment. Huge head and lasting lace. Nice medium-to-full bodied malt base, ending with a creamy, just the right touch of bitterness finish. This is nice example of more malt than hop in an American IPA.
gschrade (289) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a off white head. Taste sweet Carmel, citrus, pine. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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wlittle (12) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to glass at room temp. Cloudy dark amber pour. Strong bitterness with a fizzy finish.
MikeJslc (628) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. Orange/copper, clear, large beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, piney-resiny hops with citrus. Flavor: bready/toasty malt, a touch of caramel, spicy/resiny and citrusy hops. Lightly warming. Just very well balanced and solid. Lots of great hop character but a lot of the malt bill shows through.