iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, $6.99 at OB Quik Stop. Clear medium amber with a one finger eggshell head. A bit of pine up front in the nose with a good amount of tropical fruit and berry (Nelson--is that you?) with a dash of lightly sweet biscuit malt. Flavor follows suit, adds some alcoholic spice, as expected. Stronger Nelson berry notes in the flavor. I’m happy to add that I’m not getting their house yeast in this, which is nice. Dunno if they used it or not, but I can’t taste it. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 4 with the aforementioned warming alcohol. Nelson much more apparent as it warms, as well as fresh grassy dry hops. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Very tasty.
andrewje41 (675) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alright, I’ll finally rate this. Still not 100% sure if these are all the same or not. But who cares. It’s good. Enjoy by 12/26/2014, so I’m a little late, but it’s still awesome. 22 Oz bottle. Pours a golden with a lot of head and lace. Big, thick and creamy body with a nice fresh hop citrus aroma. Great hops all around here. Awesome IPA.
LBIguard (32) - - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very good fresh ipa.
Once opened you get citrus hops but it blows off quickly. Followed by a boozy musty smell. Reminds me of grapefruit pith.
Appearance is cloudy yellow with small white bubbles for a thin head
Taste is of grapefruit and cutsl citrus hops. Nice long well balanced finish
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Bengalsfanaz (1) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Consistently one of the best beers I have ever had. If you love a strong hops flavor in an IPA, this is the gold standard. Each batch seems to taste a little different, which makes each one fun to try. Overall, the taste is amazing.
Mears (22) - - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannot believe it is 9.5% so smooth..............................
......yum yum yum
Nik925 (764) - USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sticky palate wrecking goodness. Citrus, pine, and everything else that comes out when way too many hops are added. The hops even stick to your mouth and throat in a hoppy way, similar to the burn of booze. Maybe the malt could be a bit cleaner and the beer a bit further fermented (the sugar is still there fighting to be tasted under the hops). Well into unmeasured IBU land, SoCal still knows how to deliver a class A hopbomb.
slimspady (203) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.26.14. Tons of pine hops. A great balance with the malts. Not as hoppy as you would expect. Awesome.
lawman834 (231) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.26.14 Batch - Heavy on the pine. Floral. Citrus peel. Particularly dry for the style but also not of the charts with IBU. Fairly balanced.
darb85 (92) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good. Mild Hoppy nose. Smooth with an ever so slight malt bitter finish. Big fan
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(enjoy by 12.26.2014) pours hazy very light golden with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. loads of melons, litchee, passionfruit, pumpkin meat, candied grapefruit peel and skin, pale doughy maltiness - honeyed and never sweet, peppery and never perfumey booze, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily, balanced spicy-tropical-citrusy finish. great modern ipa from hop pioneers. much enjoyed!
gramity (1463) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into a pint glass, I really like this fresh hop stuff. Smells incredible and tastes so much better than most bottled IPA. Not to mention 9.4% which is also impressive.
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