FestDecBeet (136) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a golden straw. White head that fades quickly.
Smell: pine. Tropical fruit. Orange. Pineapple.
Taste: pine. Pineapple. Orange.
Feel: not mouth of a film but there is a slight one. Medium carbonation.
Overall: good session beer. Easy to drink. Heavy pine.
First drank: Robbie's grill 7/18/14
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Call me crazy, but this is not the best IPA Iíve had. That said, itís awesome. A good hoppy aroma. With a clean palate, my first taste was the overwhelming bitterness. That probably lowered my overall rating. About halfway through my first beer, though, the malt character caught up, and the bitterness was less pronounced. Itís a beautiful beer in a pilsner glass (my favorite), crystal clear with a nice soapy head. A little pricey here in the Midwest, but Iíll probably buy it again.
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is toffee, sweet fruit, taste is dry, bitter, juicy fruit.
fanofIPAbeer (12) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The holy grail of the class. There is a challenger noted earlier this evening but yet, this one remains my highest rated pure IPA. Wonderful concoction.
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a white head, Aroma is orange zest, grapefruit, pine, grass and biscuit. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, hard bread and orange marmalade. Finish is dry grassy lasting bitterness. Smooth medium body, average carbonation.
mjmoen (62) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with white head. Really nice hop aroma and flavor. Not as bitter as I was expecting.
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Urbn pizza in SD. Grapefruit, pine, resiny hops. Malty but not too malty. Really good.
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 355ml bottle on 12/7/2014. I was absolutely stoked to find world renowned brew in a new bottle-o just up the road. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a small to medium fine white head. Has a lovely aroma featuring caramel, grapefruit, lemon and a hint of passionfruit. The one screams quality from the first sip. Thereís a substantial caramel malt background off which loads of citrus and stone fruit hang (orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, peach), with a dash of pear as well. The hops are satisfyingly assertive, with oodles of lingering resin and grapefruit kicking around. Has a fullish body and medium carbonation. This is a supremely balanced IPA and totally deserves its big rep imo. A truly superb hop monster.
bigda83 (168) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, but mainly clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, pine, some lemon and maybe a little tropical. Mildy dank. Taste is bitter with grapefruit and pine coming out. Medium body, dry on the finish, overall solid IPA.
dlovell2 (729) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color with white head. Floral hop and citrus aroma. Nice dry citrus flavor with some grassy notes and fruitiness. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Lingering bitterness.