KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2011 Bottle. Poured a reddish-orange that was a bit hazy with a medium sized off white rocky head that had very nice retention which allowed for some fair lacing. The aroma had a heavy dose of hops, a light grain malt and a horse blanket yeast scent with a nice citrus note that stood out rather well. It tasted moderately bitter of hops in the beginning and finished with a nice pronounced malty-bitter flavor that had a nice hint of citrus at the end, with the flavor only lasting a short time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery yet dry in texture with a very nice carbonation. Overall a very nice IPA that had a well balanced hop-citrus flavor working for it. I have to say I kind of enjoyed this one and I am not even a hop lover.
psabotka (11) - - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong citrus aroma with hoppy resin. Decently bitter hop bite with wheat malt balance. Not quite a double in terms of hops but great tasting IPA
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sputnikus (86) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber liquid with stable white head. Aroma is very citrusy with some apricots and pleasant malt note. Taste is also complex - mix of smooth bitter and fruity sweet tones. Full body with sticky texture and average carbonation. Lingering dry finish. This is a very good IPA piece, nicely balanced and drinkable.
beerbaaron (677) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange amber. Large fluffy white head with tons of lace. Aroma is very malty and dense hoppy. This is so much a double IPA to me. Loaded with caramel, pine, dense citrus, grapefruit. Medium to full body. Big but smooth bitterness. Dry finish. Nice balance. This is a pretty big IPA.
MarinEvelyn (311) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong sweet, citrus, hop aroma.
Tastes similar. strong hop and citrus taste. fairly dry.
KJB27 (13) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick orange-amber coloured with a soft dark white head. Aromas of floral notes with grapefruit, mandarins and apricots. Nicely balanced. The finish shows some dryness and lingers in the background in a pleasant way. May be best IPA so far.
rane (832) - Nibe, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Red amber with pale brown head. Aroma bitter hopp notes, pines, citrus. Taste mainly bitter, hopps. Not the best of IPAs
Hooday (2) - Salisbury, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, is this ever a good beer. Sierra Nevada really knows what they are doing in their tanks. The best American produced IPA Iíve ever had, (and they are the rage right now.) This is truly outstanding beer, and worth the hype. Marvelously complex flavor and taste profile. Excellent mouth-feel and swallow. Finishes clean with dry bitter notes, (very pleasant.) This beer goes right up to the edge but never threatens to go over. TRULY, the best IPA beer available, (and Iíve tried a bunch.) I think Iíll have another right now.
IceChipsSky11 (71) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
hobsch (227) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.35l from P&M Bonn. Pours hazy orange with firm off white head. Aroma has resin, spruce, citrus. Very intense. Aroma has light sweetness, very bitter, strong hop flavour, citrus, grapefruit. Aftertaste is bitter with average carbonation. Good IPA.
Fishingegghead (6) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong and lingering pallate. Hea lacing and overall tasting of beer was disappointing