ESBob (343) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a medium frothy head. Aroma is typical west coast IPA with classical citrus and pine hops, a bit of earthiness. Taste is fairly bitter, but great for the style. Bitter, dry finish. Not sure why it took so long to pick one of these up!
beer-yum (437) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 A wonderful beer that warns of mountains of hops and fills the valleys with malt to match. A brilliantly balanced brew.
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
There are plenty of hops elements along with citrus aromas. It is golden clear with a white head that provide some clinging to the side. Plenty of floral elements, very hoppy, with a big citrus bite.
Bebum (272) - - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale amber, tight head,
Full body, dense flavor concentration, rich and balanced mouthfeel, little alcohol jeat, long palate.
Intensely bittersweet which balances the low acidity.
Hoppy, very citrusy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mastelefish (70) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium frothy head. Aroma shouts Western style IPA with classical citrus and pine hops. Taste is fairly bitter, but in line for this style. Also has a medium body with a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew to enjoy.
TYearby (7) - New Prague, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It is hard to find anything wrong here. The hops are in your face with an amazing finish. I would drive 2 hour for several of these!
Jabic (405) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Orange pith, a hint of onion - pine, lemon, and grapefruit.
Ap: Crystal-clear gold-copper - large off white head with excellent retention, leaves a trail of foam and settles to a medium-thick cap.
T: Toasted malt, pine, and lemon up front - high, clean bitterness - orange, a bit of raisin, very floral - pepper and grapefruit on the finish.
P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: A mainstay 2XIPA - wonderful flavor, clean bitterness - hoppy, full of taste, and pointed.
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty delicious. Although, I’m following up a Firestone Double Jack and that’s a tough beer follow. Hops are definitely the overarching theme here. Very smooth; almost a hint of malt in the finish to balance the bitterness. Great beer but not elite.
MJOHN (5) - California, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely hoppy, not balanced at all. Hop lovers will enjoy. Personally I would have rated it a bit higher if it just had a little more complexity. Either a little bit of a floral or citrus character. The pine was definitely there.
gmellison (410) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy gold color, with a lingering white head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, piney. Flavor is hoppy and resiny, with a powerful bitter finish. Not balanced, but i guess thats the point. Not syrupy or boozy at all.