mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours the typical orange-tinted gold, with a small amount of very dense, white head that dissipates slowly. Nose is toast, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is much the same, caramel, toffee, bready malt sweetness with a grapefruit and resinous hop note that is not as extremely biter as some of the other IPAs out there. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. The muted nature of the flavors and ABV tend to put this in a session IPA category.
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled February 18, 2014.
Appearance: Clear vibrant and sparkling amber body with a dense and foamy white head.
Aroma: The aroma is mild and clean with a prominent orange juice aroma. A touch of malts peaks through, a tad bready with a light sweetness to it.
Taste: The flavor has a big grapefruit flavor that runs through it, a bit of grassiness and by the end a touch of caramel. This has a rather big bitterness of grapefruit with a dry finish that oddly reminds me of dry oak chips.
Palate: Light and crisp, highly carbonated.
Overall: I like the crispness of this, but the flavor is very dry and the dryness lingers like the desert. If you’re a fan of a grapefruit heavy dry IPA then this is for you.
EithCubes (4638) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled on 02/08/14. Nose is folded citrus, lightly exotic fruit, green hop dust with almost whole lupulin, all folded into weak caramel. Pours clear golden with a rocky cream head. Taste lightly sweet and bitterness medium, very green hops as if they’d just been added 15 seconds ago, with a lot of grassy raw dry hopping character. Lightly spicy with huge resin deposits, citrus peels and zests, overall orange down the middle with weak malts. Medium body with watery edges and some alcohol seepage. Enjoyed, but it’s very atypical and gamey, very raw and homebrewy, hard to recommend to others.
Zymurgeist2 (878) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to glass. Pine and resin with a biscuit malt. Clear, orange with a full white head and great lacing. Taste is slight resin and pine. Some orange on the background. Bready malt on the last half. Moderate bitterness with a harsh bitterness in the second stages. Finishes dry.
umich03jm (1582) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours a hazy gold color with a small foamy head that fades to a bubbly ring. Aroma is very grassy with some citrus and light pine hops. Tastes pretty crisp with sharp bitterness. I would think this is an IPL in a blind taste. Lots grass and good amount of pine. Light citrus rinds in the finish. Decent but a bit hard to drink. The sharp bitterness and high carb hurts it a bit.
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours yellow with huge tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavors of grass, sweet hay, pine, and citrus with a great smooth hop finish.
Reimer96 (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear light copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit hops with some caramel and rich malts. Taste is passionfruit, citrus, grapefruit hops, caramel and light toffee in really good balance. Excellent ipa.
Seannpc (10) - - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This has a good color and a smooth taste. The finish is also very smooth, slightly bitter at the very end
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sawbuck (251) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consistent hoppy aroma...more on the floral side. Crystal clear orange amber with a frothy white head. Nice sweet malt bite up front. Followed quickly with a prickly bitterness that finishes rather smooth...but long. Solid ipa.
cfrancis (2161) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light gold with a moderate frothy white top. Aroma is fruity and orange hop with a hint of caramel malt. Taste is moderate bitterness from the citrus and fruity hops. A small toffee from the malt balances it out nicely.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this at Lefty Odoul’s in SF. A well balanced but ultimately boring IPA. Some light citrus. Tried in 2014.