kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poors a dark gold color with a rapidly diminishing off white head. The aroma is robust with floral hops and pine. Flavor is crisp, good malt backbone and lots of hops to compliments its dry and wonderfully bitterness.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 (br-btl gr-lbl, 7.2%)
lct-cpr, med-dense-cm-hd, ^eff, ^co2.
aroma: biscuity-malt ^fresh-piney-leafy-hops.
flavor: crisp piney-hops T1, co2-burn deep-hop-resiny T2, piney-hop resin T3. hops are slightly citrus but mostly pine.
too much co2 and not enough malt backbone for me.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours an amber/copper hue with ample frothy white head. Hoppy aroma immediately evident. Citrus notes are plentiful in this hop-infused beer. A very good, if not great IPA.
Jethro6191 (487) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber/orange with a light fluffy off-white head that clings to the glass. Citrus hop, grapefruit, and pine aromas. Malt and citrus flavors with a grapefruit finish. Very nice IPA.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a lasting medium-sized white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine, citrus and malt. The flavour is quite hoppy with grapefruit and pine also slightly sweet, malty and bitter. Medium-bodied, aftertaste is long, bitter and dry. Good brew
rickgordon (3846) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Clear amber colour, with not the biggest of heads(poured cold). Loads of grapefruit, sweet orange and mandarine in aroma. Superb balance of hops and malt here. Solid malt base, with pronounced hop flavour from first sip to finish, with notes of sweet malt and oranges, with wood and pine in the end. The bitterness grows on you, and lingers long after. Not as brutal hop-kick like Celebration and probably more malty. Wonderful beer.
kahrboy (2) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
While buying craft beers as gifts, saw it and bought for myself.
Now, my choice in IPA, if i can find it.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,355 l. Clear amber, whitish head. Nose is beautifully hopped, citric and floral with some forest dropped in and even herbs. Flavor is crisply hopped, fresh and somewhat bitter without much sweetness to balance. Which is actually a good thing. Very nice.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. poured with a light, fluffy head. when smelling the brew you get hit with a great rush of hops. The beer starts off very bold with the hopís flavor and is completed with a dry finish. great brew
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- What a beautiful looking IPA. Hazy orange color, fluffy head, lacing down the glass, lots of CO2 bubbles rising to the top. Love the fact that a big giant in the Micro world isnít stripping out flavor in favor of a crystal clear beer. Love me some hazy IPAs.
S - Doesnít explode, but nice aroma of citrus (orange), grassy hops with hints of caramel malts.
T - Lots of bitterness giving way to some caramel malts. I wish it tasted more like it smelled...and find the hop flavor falling behind the bitterness and caramel malts.
M - Very nice and sticky. Feels like it looks...not stripped out. High carbonation gives it a nice crispness.
D - Very drinkable and sessionable IPA.
This one is a keeper. I personally think it could have a little bit of the bitterness shifted to flavor additions (itís not too bitter, but itís a tad bitter relative to the hop flavor)...but itís still a very nice beer.