pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz botte from binnyís algonquin which had a limit of 3 on these bottles. seriously?!... pours a mostly clear and transparent orange apple cidery hue and topped with a frothy head that slowly dissipates to a thin film... phenolic assertive hop aroma, a touch chalky and medicinal in nature it seems with an herbal citrus like focus. semi sweet with a mild spiciness... flavors of herbal pineyness upfront to pair alongside a fairly sweet concentration of syrupy citrus notes. medicinal smartie like quality where the heat surfaces midway through and prolongs well into the finish. more spicey rye notes on the backend. medium bodied although somewhat full, warming overall, with quite a bit of a bitter finish. sweet and then bitter but not altogether exemplifying much rapport. not much finess and gives the palate a lashing.
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orangish color with off white head. Aromas of lemon, orange and grapefruit with some caramel,and rye. Slight spicy rye flavor with lemony citrus and somwe weird off flavor I canít quite put my finger on. The weird flavor is distracting. Not overly enjoyable. Will not be having this one again.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a thick white head. The lemon is quite present on the nose. Medium bodied with searing, acidic hops. Loads of grapefruit & dank pine. Clean finish.
aleph (231) - - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange gold pour, slight weak head. Citrusy - lemon obvious, pineapple, grapefruit. Sweet, caramelly, maybe some orange? Pine. Fades into pepper.
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from BevMo Valencia. Nose is pineapple, mango, lemon, and bits of caramel. Lightly hazy copper orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is bitter with lots of tropical fruity notes and very lightly caramelized sugar. One of the most "tropical" DIPAs Iíve had.
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting IPA. Pours a classic orange with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma is loaded with juicy tropical fruits, oranges and lemon. Thereís a slight malt sweetness and some bready characteristics. The taste starts off nice and bitter, followed by a kick of spices, and hints of grapefruit and lemon. Dry finish. Not too sure if this is balanced that well, but who cares, since I donít taste the 10% abv at all. Nice job and way too easy to drink.
theOptimator (346) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Aroma is heavy sweet citrus, mango tropical fruit forward, spicy rye, sweet malt. Appearance is hazy copper with medium thick frothy light tan head. Taste is very sweet malt mixed with heavy aroma hopping forward. I notice the lemon oil but probably would think it was aroma hopping if I hadnt read it on the bottle. Spicy rye quite present, possibly a hint of ash. Earthy tones and a bit of vanilla. Palate is meium+, Hint of alcohol warmth warms the tongue. Sweet malt and a smooth but firm hop bitterness lingers. Overall a very nice beer. Complex but it works. A little different from the typical IIPA.
Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone 16th Anniversary IPA bomber bottle. The IPA pours a murky apple juice amber with a nice beige head of small bubbles that is persisting nicely. Nose is a acidic sweet blend of spruce and citrus hops. Taste is slight citrus on the front that mellows into pine mid taste and mellows nicely into a clinging mix of mild honey and good bitters. Body is lively and a bit tangy. Nice nice beer. I need to find more of this.
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 30, 2012 bottle at BVeryís tasting. Dark golden pour with some head. Citrus and floral hops with some caramel for aroma and taste. Wish there was more malt to balance this one out.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is pretty hoppy but it is also reminiscent of floor cleaner because of all the lemon products in there. There is a good hop presence on the palate but it also has an herbal funkiness to it that reminds of old bell peppers and/or licking a Christmas tree trunk.