Floback (484) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First rating of the New Year, 2011. Bottle from Total Wine. The wax took some effort to remove from the cap. Pours amber with orange hues. Big grassy hops in the aroma, as expected. Caramel overtones and resinous hops and spruce all over the mouth. Layers of perfume, citrus, Very smooth, almost too mild of carbonation. Very good IPA.
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium happiness. Crisp bite. Very well balanced beer.
asmithbeer (67) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Golden orange pour with great head. Aroma is mostly of sweet toasted barley. Flavor is like aroma with sweetness from the barley up front and hops in the back. Was expecting more hops and not as much much barley sweetness, but still a good beer.
el_guapo (14) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. Citrus after notes and a good, deep smell that reminded me of the first time I tried sierra nevada. 2012 bottle.
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at 60 F degrees.
A - An amber red body with with a 2 finger moundy eggshell head that sinks around the edges and holds a cylinder crest in the middle. The head is beautiful and has deeply sunken trenches all through it. Excellent retention. Very nice patterns of lacing. Thick mounds rest on the edges of the glass.
S - Aromas of earthy hops, green and sultry. Lemony zest, grapefruit resides in the background. I’m having a hard time picking out aromas. Kind of weak on the nose.
T - Herbal pine floods the senses immediately. Peppery notes from the hops. A caramel cracker malts stands and backs the leafy green hop. Toasted grains. Some bright strawberries, and raspberry show full strength toward the middle and almost takes over all flavors for a brief moment and then start to die as the pine juices slowly flood the palate towards the end. Mango and melon round off the the malt. Bits of tannins on the finish. Very refreshing finish.
M - Medium body, well carbonated. A full lushy feeling.
This is a great IPA but too expensive for what is. I respect fact that it’s homegrown barley and hops and the fact that it’s organic. All in all its a very refreshing and fresh IPA. But It’s not worth $10 for a bomber.
Serving type: bottle
UncleKorm (287) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Waxed topped bomber bottle poured a clear orange hue w/ a fair head. Big malt an hop aromas. Taste is a crisp grapefruit citrus. Nice balance gives the bitterness some backbone and makes this very drinkable.
beerandbeyond (463) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pint from the tap.
Clear deep amber-copper with red hues and a nice white lacy head.
Piney hop nose, fresh and floral, with nutty malts and mellow tropical fruits.
Full hop flavor, sweet caramel malt, roasted nuts and medium bitterness.
Medium bodied, super balanced and highly drinkable.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax topped bomber. Deep golden with some fine particulate. Huge off white head. Heavy hops with a sweet aroma. Hops, pit fruits and honey. Medium body and smooth.
DocJitsu (334) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is actually the Estate Homegrown Wet Hop APA, NOT the Harvest Ale. But, RB thinks the Estate is only an alias for Harvest. This is not the case. I attempted to add the Estate Wet Hop, but the website wouldn’t allow me to select a brewer in order to complete the submission.
Pours a clear, bright copper with a tall foamy cream colored head. Excellent root beer float-like head retention. Ample rich lacing around the glass. Mild bouquet of grass and citrus. It has a slick, moistening mouthfeel. The beer has a perfect balance of grain and hops that yields mild, yet fresh and pleasant alternating flavors of sweet citrus to tart grapefruit. I absolutely love this beer. The style is in my wheel house, but I’d imagine anyone could find the specialness in this one. Superb IPA that drinks like an APA.
dabeanman808 (12) - - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow finally a beer I really like. But it. If you don't like its got the best blend. Fuck you.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fatehunter (794) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost three fingers of head on a hazy deep amber colored body. Beautiful.
The aroma is faint with some lemon and honey.
A bold taste: lemon and grapefruit bitterness all over the place with some malt sweetness in the background... way in the back. The bitter finish is long lasting too.
A crisp texture with moderate carbonation.
A wonderfully bold IPA, could use some work in the aroma area though.