thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pungent smells of herbal pine and sweet grapefruits. The taste is crisp, spicy grapefruit hops with an herbal piney bitterness on the back end of the taste. I also get sweet somewhat bready malts in there to balance the pungent grapefruit taste from the hops. It also balances the bitterness.
Its very flavorful and you can tell they use the whole cone hops to get that pungent hop flavor. Whole cone hops seem to really improve the flavor and bring the fruitiness well rounded taste out more than pellets. One of my favorite offerings from Sierra Nevada and definitely a go to IPA for me. Its easy to find, not too much money and definitely should satisfy any IPA fan.
FightingFace (2) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Denna öl är att liknas vid ölens nirvana, att bara få tillbringa en stund vid en oöppnad fkaska är att likna vid en dubbelavsugning, när man sedan får öppna och verklugen avnjuta innehållet så framstår sex med en proffsig hira som ett hån, detta öl är bortom ord, bortom förståelse, helt enkelt bäst.
cutitoutdave (65) - - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow gold from 12 oz with thick creamy head. Floral and light citrus aroma. Hoppy, resinous taste with edgy though short lived bitter finish. Medium full bodied. Nice ipa overall, smooth and drinkable.
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ABT_S54 (256) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500cl can poured into a Struise glass. Hazy orange with a short-lived (slightly) off white head. Aroma floral hops and bit of sweetness. Taste is juicy hops with a slightly thinner mouthfeel than typical of the style and generally a little underwhelming. I have since tried this on tap and found things to be slightly better. This is a good solid IPA but I have tried better at the same price point.
GreatDane1632 (822) - USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a stand-out IPA. I wonder how much it has changed over the years, if at all, to compete with the newer crazy hopped IPAs coming on the market these days. Just a solid IPA.
jsnicholas (341) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz $1.40): Clear copper with white head. Not much aroma. Body is medium plus, thicker than I expected. Taste sweetness and bitterness. Grapefriut and pine.
ARH (772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. The initial aroma is a bright evergreen forest that quickly ducks to a bright grapefruit and pine with a hint of fresh baked, crusty bread sneaking in underneath. Near the end there’s a warm, sweet honey and caramel note that starts to dominate. It pours a brilliant, shimmering orange with effervescence, and just a slight haze. The head is a dense soap / gelatin texture with an egg white hue that leaves a dense, heavy lace, and has great retention. The taste is a medium high bitter and sweet; well balanced. The texture is a slick, waxy quality with a soft fuzz and a medium full body. Flavors of juicy bittersweet citrus and waxy pine are first noted with caramel and honey pushing through as it warms. It finishes dry with a zip of pine and waxy grapefruit membrane. It’s zesty and potent, but not offensive, long, and astringent with an aftertaste that’ss clean, chalky and dry.
jackafholmes (601) - - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from lescar, sheffield. Rosy gold with bubbly white head. Aroma is surprisingly tame, a bit of resin, a bit of maple some citrus zest notes. Taste is well balanced, sweet and bitter and not too dry. Medium carbonation and body with a good oily mouthfeel. A strong and drinkable ipa, a very dangerous thing.
UjoKlobasa (7) - - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Spruce, citrus aroma. Medium bitter. Rich taste and finish. Very good ipa.
gopherfan99 (798) - CROATIA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours cloudy orange gold with a tan head; aroma is citrus fruit with malt and a little pine; taste is malt with citrus fruits, herbs, and yeast; finish is hoppy and dry; very nice IPA
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color with a medium white head. Hoppy nose. Aromas are citrus (mainly lemon), toasted malts and pine. Medium carbonation, medium body. Dry and bitter hoppy finish. Great and balanced IPA.