TheHopHead (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing piney IPA that will ruin your palate with hoppiness. Delicious. In my top 5 IPAs and i’m a clinically-diagnosed hop-head.
Stellaaaa (260) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with a thick white head. It has a generic bitter hop aroma mixed with light citrus. The taste, likewise, is hoppy but not very citrusy. Not a bad IPA, but overall only decent.
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The most affordable "good" IPA in my neck of the woods. Deep orange amber, tiny suspended yeast specks, thin off-white head. Heavily hopped smelling, with potent pine needle and grapefruit peel, and flavors to match, with a somewhat dry hop punch. Quaffable yet sophisticated. Wife and I love this beer.
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours some kind of red-orange-yellow mix with a foamy white head. Smell is strong citrus fruit. Very biting, stinging scent. Taste has a sweet malt backbone with some hops on the tongue. A little pine would put this beer over the top - not quite enough for me.
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper pour with a lasting almost white head. Nose is orange, tangerine, melon and papaya. Flavor is herbal, earthy, citrus and almond. The malt is there but not real sweet. Bready, toasty and caramel notes as the hops move to bitterness. Finish is rubbing alcohol and peaches, almost perfumy. The aftertaste is gross!
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with off-white head which fades quickly, leaving a moderate lace. Bread, toast, tea flavors from the malt whilst the hops lend a resinous and spruce aroma. Some tartness at the start and faint grass in the finish. Medium to heavy mouth feel. More balanced than most IPAs but not pleasantly so.
Kjmash (2) - USA - APR 30, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great balance of bitterness, hops and price. You won’t regret this purchase.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz fresh bottle from Winooski btl date April 8th 2010
Appearance : Clear amber with big foamy and creamy head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Leafy and resinous hops. Notes of passion fruits. Some malt with light notes of caramel.
Taste : Carbonation is surprisingly thin but still enjoyable. Taste is rather sweet with lots of hops. Hops are leafy and sharp. Resinous with some passion fruits. Finish is sharp leafy and dry. Quite bitter with sweet notes of caramel. Finish is warm and and bit peppery
Overall : Nose is awesome. I like that sharp leafy hop profile along the passion fruit notes. Very good beer. Taste is also very nice perhaps a bit too sweet compared to what I like in this type of IPA. Alcohol could also be better hidden. Rather easy drinking. Awesome beer.
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Cornelius @ train Edinburgh to Glasgow. Clear golden color. Malty, hoppy, bit dry, earthy. Big malty background. Ok stuff.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 Is a dark ambery color. Delicious hoppy smell with some great floral notes. Bitter finish. Light brown head. A tasty tasty ale!