tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured a light and clear golden yellow. Nose was all grain, hint of caramel, mostly cereal grain, hops completely MIA. Taste was more of the same, substantial body for the style, medium sweetness, assertive caramel, and no hop flavor at all. dumped the beer down my hotel toilet.
MatPickersgill (3) - Fleet, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong hoppy aroma. Looks like a beer should. Has a taste that you know you are drinking a heavy alcoholic beer
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bloodnok (8) - USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a little too fruity for my taste, preferring as i do something a bit more bitter. but none too bad, either.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this one. Pours a clear amber with a thin head. The aroma is loaded with pine and citrus. The flavor is very bitter with the pine and citrus. There is a bit of grapefruit too. The finish is dry an peppery.
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ajnepple (1452) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Gold and clear with a lasting white head. Aroma of pine, citrus hops, bread/toast and sweet caramel malts. Similar flavor, with medium bitterness and an average body. Pretty standard.
miyauchi38 (42) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hockeybeerguy (544) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed June 17, 2013.
The appearance has a golden yellow colored body with a one finger white foamy head slowly dies. There is minimal light lacing that clings to the glass.
The smell has some strong citrus and piney hops up front. The malts start to displace the hops ever so slightly as it warms a bit.
The taste is bittersweet all the way through even though the malts start to come out a bit morein the taste. There is a sticky sweet aftertaste with a dry bitter finish.
On the palate, the body sits about a light to medium, and comes across fairly sessionable. Carbonation is felt appropriately for the style and for me.
Overall, this is a very good AIPA that I would definitely have again.
rmesquita (7) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cerveja IPA bem leve no sabor, com um final amargo. Muito boa para acompanhar um queijinho no fim da tarde.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber via beer world. Again, I find the description lacking. While the lacing is spectacularly complex, the piney hops show thru in a waffling manner. Body is weak and a tad watery. Nite to self, a busy bottle is over compensating for a lack of vision....probably due to encounters being too nosy.
foosnbrews (141) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer poors brilliant light copper with a white head that fades after a minute. Aroma has strong Carmel notes with floral and citrus hop balancing with the Carmel aromas. Flavor has a firm bitterness that lingers for some time. Malt sweetness is definately in the flavor but masked by the firm hop bitterness bringing through prominent citrus characteristics. Mouthfeel borders on sticky, but falls below that threshold slightly. Medium/light carbonation. Overall a nice beer. More Carmel/crystal malt then I prefer, but balance doesn’t leave it a closing beer. Probably not something I would order back to back, but good.
edwardbass (398) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Vera in Chicago during the company holiday party. Piney hops aroma. Flavor is pine hops, well-balanced malt, medium body with a light-dry finish and the bitterness doesn’t hang around on your tongue for a long time. A decent IPA, but not a great one. Wine was the big thing at this restaurant, and their beer selection was extremely limited....and the first one of had of this beer? It was their last bottle. Ugh. Would have had more.