GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a thick creamy head that leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma is full of pineapple and pine resin but also a hefty caramel malt sweetness - very balanced in the nose.
Taste is also very balanced with caramel malts and toasted grains on one hand and grapefruit and pienapple on the other.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sweeter than many IPAs. It’s got some prickly character with decent carbonation.
This is one of the better balanced IPAs I’ve had recently. I’m not sure if I’m as big a fan of this than I am some of the hop-heavy IPAs out there, but it certainly makes it drinkable.
ctipping (693) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Copper body. Smells of grapefruit and some caramel malt. Tastes similar. Grapefruit. Sweet malt. A little nutty. Hefty grassy bitterness. Aggressive. Medium body. Classic IPA. Doesn’t have the excitement of newer, juicier IPAs, but it’s pretty good.
sloth (2717) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large, lasting, rocky off white head that lasts with a hefty, sticky lace. Lightly hazy copper clad color. Bold citrus and caramel malt aroma. Med/full body, bit chewy with a soft carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel malts and earthy, citrusy hop notes, hint of melons and orange juice. Lightly sweet finish that needs more bite. Still a nice quaffed. Thanks to footbalm, I think?
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from secret Santa. Poured light Amber with decent sized white head and some lacing. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Taste is very hoppy with little malt. Hops are very bitter citrus, maybe a little metallic. Finish is very bitter. Mouth is heavily carbonated. Overall, a nice IPA that could use a bit more malt balance.
ljthiessen (967) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Republic in Minneapolis. This was a pleasant surprise - really nice bright hoppy aroma, juicy citrus, tropical fruits, a little grassy. Taste is well balanced and medium-bodied. Really solid IPA.
rosskyle (311) - - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap at Ward 6. Light Amber color with an off white head. Citrus and hops aroma. Medium body. Hoppy flavor throughout with a bitter finish. Little bit of pine and grass flavor. Easy drinking but could use some more citrus.
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bp (847) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours golden amber with a froamy white head, aroma is hoppy, taste is the same, fairly bitter finish.
MichaelAwesome (6146) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klassisches ipa, wie ich es mag. Frisch und vollmundig, dabei angenehm hopfig und mit ein paar zitrusfrüchten gesegnet. Top.
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Erzengel for this sample! The beer has got a clear deep golden-light amber colour with a small head and mild carbonation. Medium body. Aroma of hops, flowers and pine. Taste of hops, pine, herbs, flowers, orange zest, citrus and needles. Hoppy finish.
Beerhunter111 (12963) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vielen Dank an Erzengel! Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist angenehm hopfig, grasig, frisch, Citrusfrüchte. Der Geschmack ist sehr malzig, kräftig hopfig, sehr bitter, Citrusfrüchte.
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Jeremy for bringing it over! Nice floral nose, smooth and mild beginning. Nice intense pine, round and smooth-sweetish body. Very smooth. The bitterness appears only in the far end with a rough but still fitting aroma. Fruits, oranges, pine. Nice summer-flavours in the fruits. Long and intense fruity-piney aftertaste with not too much sweetness, but highly drinkable. Round and great intense brew! For 7% this beer is great - not too sweet, easy to drink and full of aroma!