ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pours a somewhat cloudy copper color with a two-finger pale yellow color head. Decent retention/lacing. Also features bits of yeast suspended in the body.
S: Combination of piny hops (not much in the way of citrus notes here) and a subtle bready smell.
T: Lots of pine in the body, and if you really concentrate, thereís a little citrus, as well. There is some malty sweetness alongside the hops, but itís not as balanced as the nose would indicate. I wish it had more of a grapefruit presence, but itís not bad.
M: Medium bodied, and a little syrupy. The finish isnít quite as dry as Iíd like from a pine-forward IPA, though it features nice carbonation.
O: Not really what Iím looking for in an IPA. I can see the quality behind it, but itís not my cup of tea.
KennyGalanif (4) - 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 (71) - 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 (286) - 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.
mrohia (109) - - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Good lacing. Hoppy, yet crisp. Nice palate. Not a strong aroma. Very good.
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CopterScott (44) - Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper color with a thin off-white head and good lacing. aroma is light hops and malts. Flavor is sweet caramel malts and bitter hops. medium carbonation.