Garito793 (229) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful light-gold. Highly drinkable. Although the hop flavor is not as "huge" as it could be, it leaves a strong impression afterwards. Plenty of citrus, canít detect any malts.
Steve_0 (1287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the View Lounge in SF. Pour is clear golden orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Caramel, grapefruit, slightly grassy, bready, earthy, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is grassy, orange peel, stale fruits, bready, sticky weedy hops, malty, and citrusy with a medium hitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Ok.
Scipio (490) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a short lived white head. Aroma has grapefruit, pine, caramel, and orange. It is more tropical than anything. The taste continues along this tropical theme. It is more subtle in the pine and hoppy flavors that are usually common in this style. Lots of grapefruit, orange, mango, and melon. Caramel undertones. Aftertaste is rather short, with orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied, pretty smooth in the texture. This one is alright. There isnít anything wrong here, just nothing very special.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lacing is big time on this beer. I wouldnít call the hop flavor as HUGE as advertised.
Hopped_Silly (236) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottled on 2/27/13. Mild, honeyed malt aromas dominate the nose, with subtle florals and orange citrus aromas in the background. This bottle doesn't seem fresh. The palate displays plenty of hop flavor and bitterness. Orange citrus and florals flavors drive the finish. Bitterness is this beers strong point. Overall though, I'm having a hard time really enjoying this beer. There are to many other superior IPA's on the market, leading me to believe this is simply an average, overpriced IPA. Won't buy again.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
adeezhop (20) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sessionable tastes like a good west coast style ipa not something to go nuts looking for but at the same time a safe choice for sure.
GIJOE (132) - Monterey, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright golden color with a pillowy white head that hangs in there for a spell.
Nose is a gentle bouquet of hop and sweet raisins.
Flavor is predominately bright hoppy bitterness, with an undercurrent of sweet maltiness. Very nice!
Medium body, lively carbonation.
Tasty beer snacks, baby!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RABinVA (692) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle. Pours deep gold with a persistent 1/2 inch of white head with thick lacing. Big piney, grassy, citrusy, aroma and same with the taste. Real refreshing, relatively light weight full flavored beer.
allfreej (511) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright amber pour with a really nice pillowy white head. Great lacing.
The nose is citrus and tropical fruit with a distinct caramel malt note.
Flavor is resin, citrus (grapefruit), and mango. Nice caramel malt backbone. Great finish--bitter without astringency.
Medium full mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated.
A really great IPA. Wish they distributed back home in Louisville.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA cool bottle nice nose great balance even though it is an IPA. Well rounded use of hops. Enjoyable!