blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’ place. Pours gold with a white head. Medium sweet malts, flowery and citric hops, and average IPA bitterness. A pretty well balanced and run-of-the-mill IPA,
budznsudz (430) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden/orange with soft white head and spiderweb lacing. Aroma is soapy citrus and pine. Taste is floral with pine cone and light bread. Thin body with a bitter finish. Not a whole lot of depth.
bucs572000 (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really love this beer. The aroma is a nice hoppy sweet smell. Very hop forward, good blend of citrus and sweet. A very rock solid ipa.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Big bright hops on the nose, soft and spicy. Medium bodied, spicy and hoppy. A touch of pithy grapefruit and quinine into the finish. Pretty solid.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle. Shared at tasting at my house. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of perfumy hops, resin, pine, citrus and caramel malt. Finishes with bitter hop bite. Dryish. Medium body.
TheHOFF43 (1616) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a nice copper. Aroma and flavor are citrus and floral hops. Very nice IPA.
jkwalking05 (3395) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is floral, tropical fruit, perfume, grain, very clean. Taste is floral, clean bitterness, citrus.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, ok whitish head, copper colored. The smell is hops, pine, caramel, and fruit. The taste is decent bitterness, hops, fruit, peaches, pine, and caramel.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Zipps Liquors (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a deeper golden orange hue, no real haze, a darkness to the body and dulled summer sunset hues in the body and edges are pretty. A bigger cakey beige head atop stays large, frothy cakey big head that keeps kicking, good lacing. Aromas are citrusy lemon and rind, grapefruit, florals. Firm bitter hop nose meets some bready malts, dough, pale elements. Firmer brighter lemony nose hits as it settles, secondary grapefruit. Florals and bitter hops. Soap, earthy hops. Initial is quite bitter, firm to stronger bitterness. Bitter hop, dry, floral and bigger citrus, florals, gentle yet growing pine. Middle is a bit of fruit, melon and citrus, florals and grass. Firmer bitterness, bready and pale malts, fairly clean as a stronger bitter hop character takes over the palate. A bit of tropical fruit, melon, and gentle grape. Flavors come on into the backend, bitter lemon, florals, and citrus return into finish. Pretty dry and bitter. Solid offering here, good flavors. Nose could use some more oomph but the flavors, experience, and overall flow of the beer work pretty well. Solid fresher IPA with some complexities.
Guerde (1137) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours a clear copper color with a large and fluffy white head that retains well. Aroma is standard IPA fare, nothing out of the ordinary, with pine, mint, and citrus zest (smells a lot like fresh kumquat). Pretty bright and clean, and this bears a striking resemblance to Indeed’s canned Day Tripper pale ale. The fresh, clean hops dominate and the malt makes nary an impression aromatically. The malts are more present in the flavor, with flavors of pretzel, obligatory caramel, and sweet lemon iced tea. Nicely bitter, but not overbearing, finish of hops which cleans up the sweetness really well. Mouthfeel contains the appropriate heft and toned down carbonation. Overall, this is a very solid IPA that I’d purchase more often if it were offered as a six-pack instead of a bomber.