mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a nice little white head. Not a big nose- a little bit of floral hops and malts. Full body that is pretty smooth aside from maybe a bit too much carbonation. Really nice balance on the taste, finish is piny hops and citrus with some sticky malts. Great IPA- two thumbs up.
Patrik (153) - - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golfen colour. Low carbonated. Good bitterness. Very little fruit. Standard IPA.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice and hoppy...hints of citrus...however lacks the depth of better IPAs. i enjoyed it.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a spicy hop scent with note of malt. †A superbly balanced IPA with malt notes occurring almost simultaneously with bitter hops. Hops are grapefruit and bitter citrus, while malt is cracker-like. Finish is a dry bitterness that lingers on the tongue.
Keeps well too, just like the original IPAs. I had a few in the fridge while I lost power for a few days. By the time I took them out the inside of the fridge was hot; I was worried the beers were going to taste like cardboard. I gave íem a shot and they still taste exceptional.
The balance of the malt with the bitter citrusy hops creates a hint of sweetness, particularly a note of apricot, on the front of the palate before turning to notes of grapefruit and bitter citrus.
Bjshades (150) - Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a gold color, aroma of hop and earth, hope my bottle was just off because it has a slight skunk flavor, not to bad overall but much better out there
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Mep3222 (148) - - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice floral hop aroma. Has a heavier malt aroma than some other IPAs. Taste is of malt balanced by bitter hops with a very bitter finish. But not the piney bitter, just a bitter that I can't describe? Good malt to hop balance, but not my favorite hop profile.
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performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy amber, small head. Smell of citrusy hops. Piney taste with a citrus sting. Cool tingling effect on sides of tongue once swallowed.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This pours a very cloudy golden with an off-white head that creates decent lacing. The aroma is strong in hops with grapefruit citrus, mild spices, and some nice biscuity qualities. There is also a subtle white grape aroma as well. A sharp bitterness grabs your taste buds as this brew comes in contact with your tongue. Caramelly sweetness mixed with white grapes become quite apparent as the brew passes the tongue. There are also hints of grapefruit and some unknown spices. The finish is surprisingly smooth, being as bitter as it is. There is also has a sweet biscuit flavour to the finish. This is sweeter than a lot of IPAs Iíve had, but itís a very nice balance of sweetness.
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, although the beer is actually quite decent, this is too much for me. extremely bitter, bitter aroma, bitter taste and bitter finish. i have enough bitterness, i donít need some extra.. ;-)
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Golden pour. Light carbonation. Thin ivory head. Thin lacing. Earthy smell. Taste of piney resin, spruce, and alcohol. Bitter finish.