OKD10 (13) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro version on tap at Proof Brewing Co. 1/9/14. Welllll, since it is a nitro, I have to wait a solid 5 minutes just for the cup of foam to finish settling and reveal a full beer.... still waiting..... FINALLY!!! A: Deep golden orange, with a thick cream head that smothers the rim of the cup. S: Floral, citrus, herbs, fish, grass, typical IPA smell. T: Licked the foam, because I could, and it provided a thick film of metal flavor. Instant taste of sweet vanilla, metal -coin like- bitterness, wheat, continues to become more dry and bitter. Not overwhelming but no distinct flavor as well. Could be altered by the fact that I just ate Chipotle peanuts (oops). O: I’ve had better IPAs that contain a more definite flavor but this is still easy to drink. The nitro aspect makes it smoother than what an average IPA would offer.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a small frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, spruce tips and sweet caramel malts. Taste is pine, citrus hops, grapefruit and spruce. Complex flavor with a smooth bitterness that?s lightly astringent on the finish.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper with a small white head and a touch of lace. Aroma is pine, resin, tropical fruits, citrus, lightly spicy and some malty notes. Flavour is resin, citrus, pine, medium to high sharp bitterness that’s kinda harsh but not bad and doesn’t linger too much, mild alcohol, kinda grainy, and a nice dry finish. Pretty tasty.
coachd (515) - Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy/sweet aroma. Light colored with a huge white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Tastes great. Just enough hop bitterness, and that comes through at the very end of each taste. The palate is thick for the style - not watery, very well done.
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King_Alex_II (1095) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very body dominated beer with bitterness and sweetness in the aftertaste. Nicely balanced and different from the hop dominated IPAs.
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful orange appearance with big white head. Aroma, first impression: So American. Pines and malt. Taste is sweet and juicy, more of the nice residual sweetness and bitterness. A nice benchmark East Coast IPA, not much space for critique here. But then again it’s not too distinct.
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orangish copper. Floral and citrus aroma. Strong pine taste mellowed out with a solid malty backbone. Crisp and refreshing. Sessionable IPA.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange, iced tea colored. Light citrus aroma with pine and bready malt. Basically just ok all around. Not bad, not great. Bitter at first but, then bland and boring. Balanced but, not much going on anyway. --- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Citrus hops, malt, sour aroma. Citrus bitterness, biscuity, malt flavor. Good IPA
Tobyrando (37) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch perfect IPA, strikes the right balance between west coast hop bombs and more malty east cost offerings. Core IPA from an outstanding brewery.