slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this is pretty much a classic example of an american ipa. BIG hop aroma (if you told me it was a double, I wouldnít have argued). Nice hop profile. Big and juicy. Decent body. Flavor is very good, lots of pine and citrus with some malt balance. well done."
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper amber, white head. Good balance between citrus and piney hops. Medium body, somewhat tangy. Very refreshing!
Ishmiduti (3) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking at home in a thin tulip glass. For some reason this smells like a lager to me. I know itís a strange comment. I havenít had any lagers in this glass in case you were thinking transference.
Looks good, built a good sized head which stuck for 5 minutes. Fallen down now.
Crisp taste with a lighter body than some Ipas. Hops provide a background but donít come out as the main flavour. Alcoholy taste in the middle and a pale malty after taste. Could probably drink this as a session.
Drinking without evaluation reveals some citrussy pineapple flavours that donít stick around very long.
It is light on the tongue and doesnít leave a heavy taste. Drier than many Ipas and leaves a bitterness.
I would drink this again if the mood struck me, but not for a long while. Closer to an Apa.
SG111 (972) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a shaker. Its also in Japanese restaurant where the smell of teriyaki overwhelms me so maybe the actual aroma is better than Iím getting. Light golden color with a frothy beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, hops and a very distinct caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is hop forward, pine, resin, and a little bit of malt sweetness. Medium carbonation. Fairly Well balanced but I think a little more malt in this would go a good ways. Very Solid IPA.
AshersDad (5) - - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample pack from Haskell's Maple Grove MN. Extremely flowery scent with a milder citrus taste
TXBadger (2341) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitro at Anvil Pub in Deep Ellum. Pours a nice golden color with creamy white head. Citrus and pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some sweetness.
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Au nez, on sent beaucoup plus le côté caramélisé du malt que le houblon. Malgré une belle couleur dorée, le houblon est très subtile en bouche et le côté caramel prend l'avant-scène. La finale est enveloppante, sucrée et parfumée. Se rapproche bcp d'une ambrée et un peu moins d'une IPA conventionnelle.
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mothergoose311 (26) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden pour from a 12 oz. bottle. Nice citrus hop notes with a malty flavor. Good IPA!
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasting from Octí 2013.
A fine example of a cross continent, new age IPA that wonderfully showcases the hops used. It produces a deep amber and just shy of bright. Fine and tight carbonation lifts up a solid, rocky white crown that daubs a thick lace. Earthy, floral and spicy whole hop nose encompassed by notes of grapefruit, pale stone-fruit, pine-needles, nettles and damp, sharp herbs. Clear cut, bright and bold hops dominate the palate. Body is medium with a soft feel, oily back-end and dry finish. Well rounded, earthy, floral and zesty with ample fruit and toasted malts to lift it. Generous bitterness is retained long after swallowing. Quite spicy and tangy, drawing saliva in to quench the palate. Sessionable but with a lot going on to keep the mind ticking over in quiet contemplation. Nannaís whole rose garden seems to be floating right there in the liquor. Very nice stuff and one Iíll definitely track down again. (12fl.Oz, no date stamp [assured a fresh batch], Cellarbrations Carlisle)
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: pretty clear darker gold with amber hues in it as well, pours with a medium off white head
Aroma: malty sweetness, caramel, butter, alcohol perhaps,
Taste: a caramel malt sweetness, moderately bitter throughout, bitter finish
Palate: lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste, medium body
Overall: kind of a let down, I'm glad to have southern tier in louisiana but a lot of the stuff in stores in old, this bottle was tasted 4 months after bottling 2 days after I bought it, lacks complexity or any eye popping characteristics
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