kyrgyzbrewer (6) - Natick, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
These comments are specifically towards the 4/01/13 batch. If you like hops on steroids, don’t bother. However, if you are hop geek, this maybe your ultimate beer. The hops are used so well for their flavor rather than just kicking you in the face. I consider this required drinking for any IPA drinker to really understand the value of hops.
JPDIPSO (5318) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
By 04.20.14 enjoyed on 4/11/14
Clean golden liquid with a smallish beige head. Aroma is of citrus and a bit of urinal cake. Flavor start with sweet grapefruit and leads to pale and woody malts. Very sharp and hoppy. Floral aspects in the finish and linger. Part I like, and other parts are a bit too over the top for me.
shigadeyo (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/22/216: I’ve had several editions of this with the most recent being Enjoy By 4-20-16... Aroma of citrus, pine, melon, peach and flora hops with some cereal graininess; dark gold to almost amber in color, frothy beige head; thin grainy maltiness, hops dominate, of course ,and present grapefruit, pine, and a touch of something tropical, dry finish, alcohol is COMPLETELY hidden which makes this a dangerous one (and probably why my girlfriend was pretty drunk toward the end of the night after only have a few pints!); medium body, smooth, average texture; this is a solid IPA and it smells and tastes nicely hoppy and fresh, but it’s nothing overly unique or special at this point. Draught at Nation Bar & Grill in Cincinnati, Ohio.
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.
hirigalzkar (2734) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (thanks finol). Grassy and citrusy with elderflower notes. Drinkable and rather light. Well hidden alcohol.
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
plain gold. Aroma dank cheesey hops. I can sense resin on my lips before it arrives. Very snappy carbonation, spruce, palt for size malt bill, mid sweet. Balanced, mouth tingling reisin.
CzechTex (87) - - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle. Superior IPA, solid on all counts. Deserving of the high ratings. No lacing, minor foaming. Light on the tongue, refreshing. To repeat....
jsporrer (417) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Enjoy by 04.20.16. Pours a clear straw-amber color with a white head of foam. Nice aroma of pine and citrus. Slightly bitter with a good citrus flavor. Pretty standard and nothing special but it was enjoyable. OK but not my favorite.
LouisP (47) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 355 mL, version du 04-20-2016
Couleur : Blonde, belle mousse au-dessus du liquide et une bonne effervescence pour couronner cette bière.
Arôme : Au nez, on distingue un houblon assez résineux, peut-être également assez floral. Un peu agrumé au nez également.
Goût : Au goût, c’est très west coast : amertume prononcée, très résineux, on à l’impression de goûter à de l’écorce d’arbre en quelque sorte! Pour une bière a 9.2%, on goûte très peu l’alcool.
Appréciation : C’est pas mal fait, mais un peu standard, rien de spécial neressort de cette bière, si ce n’est que le taux de buvabilité assez élevé pour une bière aussi forte en alcool. Loin d’être mauvaise, comprenons-nous bien, mais on s’attend à plus d’une bière aussi bien cotée.
rajendra82 (1023) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The beer poured a lovely shade of golden, with one a crystal clear body. The head was a little small, barely measuring at one finger thick. The aroma was very dank, smelling of grapefruit and pine resin. The taste was superlative. I was blown away by the assault of the dank piney and citric hops strong enough to strip teeth enamel. The hops were backed by simple pale malts that provided just a touch of sweetness. This was a sticky hop bomb, and coated my tongue, and throat going down, providing a long lingering hop aftertaste. The alcohol was well hidden, making this very drinkable despite the near double digit ABV. This is an essential beer if you are a hophead. I thought I had already reviewed it before now, but I was wrong about that. You can bet this is going to be a go to purchase for me from now on.
04.20.2016 edition, enjoyed on 04.09.2016
TThumper89 (26) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
04/08/16 - on tap at The Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, quite a good IPA. Very similar to Founders Azacca IPA. Good brew!
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