phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 I had high hopes for this but something with sierra Nevada has gone wrong. Individual hop flavors get lost in a spicy bitterness. its overwhelming with the citra simcoe and centennial flavors struggling to break through. I started noticing this issue in all their IPA with last years celebration release. Thats just about when i noticed torpedo lost its floral citrus finish to just bitterness. Flipside gets better as it warms but I really like citra and simcoe hops and this beer isn’t the finest example of their use.
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours quite red with an attractive cream head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste adds caramel and finishes bitter.
Jado (549) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brick red with a creamy latte head that laces well. Aromas of grapefruit, melon, guava, caramel and pine needles. Taste starts off with rich malty caramel before a fresh citrus zest and pine bitterness kicks in. Lingering citrus finish with fresh grapes and pepper in the aftertaste. Good stuff.
docsteigs (528) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is underwhelming and frankly disappointing. Very light American hop aroma. Pleasant malt aroma. Very nice clear red with thick head. Taste is moderately bitter with limited hop flavor coming through. Malty red. Pleasant brew but not enough hop presence for an IPA.
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omhper (19667) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at SBWF. Clear copper colour, small head. Grapefruit and caramel up front. Mid sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Dominated by grapefruit, caramel and toast. Quite bitter finish.
Niksko (354) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby read with a small fine head. Nose is lots of caramel and toffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, a hint of honey. Flavor is a decent caramel backbone with lots of juicy hops. Lots of grapefruit and lemon peel, with a bitter finish with a touch of biscuit. Slightly viscous mouthfeel. Pretty tasty.
klk343 (66) - - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi cloudy red, off white head. Some citrus hops aroma. A little sweet. A taste of hops but nicely balanced. Lower carbonation
daniele (5482) - ITALY - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bel ambrato carico leggermente velata buona schiuma persistente buine mote maltate bilaciatecda una buona luppolatura agrumata fruttata amaro medio media secchezza
Rangi (594) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice red ipa. Very pleasant copper poor with minimal head. Caramel and toffee notes are what stand out to me. Smooth hop bitterness. Very good.
weihenweizen (1769) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at PNP Morgantown. Clear amber with big beige head. Arom is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, some small-bubble lacing. Taste is some grapefruit, herbal hops, some pine, and slightly bitter finish. Hop flavors are subtle for American IPA.
jrob21 (2601) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single from total wine. Solid. A little more body and caramel but still with some nice English hops working. Grassy herbal some candi sugar. A bit metallic bitter on the finish.