hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz. bottle. Pouring smoothly into my pint glass, I can see the light amber/orange colored brew slowly rise to the top forming a nice one inch slightly off white head. What a fine sight it is. The first thing to hit my nose is pineapple, like I just opened a can as I often do. Then it starts to become more complex with other fruit odors, maybe a little bit of a peach schnapps smell or, maybe its that I detect a little bit of the sweet smell of honey. Wow, my rookie nose is really showing its character, or is it that the complexity of this beer is blowing my mind? Upon the first taste I notice the malty sweetness and flavor explosion. Nice and bitter with plenty of mouth watering hoppy citrus flavor. Extremely refreshing and inspiring. The head retains itself at about a quarter inch leaving a nice lace to the end. Or no, its not over yet, I still havent finished the bottle. The rest pours smoother as it has warmed a little. This beer must be bottled conditioned because it is now cloudy in my glass, as the complex flavors improve. I know that this is the best IPA Ive had yet.
DrunkSanta410 (135) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a light golden color with 1 finger of white head. Aroma us is citrus fruit, some grass and pine. Taste is pine, resin and hops. Not much of a malt backbone. A hop lovers beer. Good bitterness. Palate is moderately carbonated. Great beer.
canoe (4) - - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great all around IPA. Good taste with a great finish. Nice IPA flavor & well balanced.
chucklemation (283) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle with a hazy golden yellow color and a decently foamy white head. Has a very nice hoppy floral aroma. Taste is kind of sweet up front, dominated by floral notes with touches of citrus. The finish is a surprising amount of bitterness that lingers a while. The beer has a nice full body feel with some carbonation. This is very refreshing and enjoyable.
coachd (13) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral and citrusy aroma. Hops are understated in the scent considering the IBU’s on this one. Dark golden color, visually appealing. Foam rises high but goes away quickly enough. Sticks to side of glass as you drink it. Taste is grapefruit, hops, very clean, simple, not trying to do too much. Very refreshing palate. Personally, I want some of an aftertaste in my IPA’s and this one has just the right amount. Hop bitterness comes through in the end but does not blow you away. I really could drink this everyday.
jehoesefat (214) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells fruity and hoppy. Pours clear copper with a lacy white head. Good balanced flavor, full bodied beer.
Crompt (91) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA got me into starting to enjoy IPAs since I was always so stuck on stouts. I’m still a stoutman but I’ve broadened my horizons thanks to this beer. Very floral and hoppy and awesome!
suprchunk (1929) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colored pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Slight hoppy aroma. Citrusy. Not much else. Taste is a bitter bite up front followed by a bit of hop flavor. Some caramel notes follow it.
davidm (1921) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Aromas of grass, liquorice, cherry, nuts. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish.
artmcd8 (1224) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really clean IPA. Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma with a pretty balanced taste.
johnnymusky (64) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very very good india pale ale....tons of hops....great flavor.....one of the best...no doubt.