GT2 (8365) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can 2011 ed. Same label as the 2010 version. Pours a clear caramel orange with a large, billowing, rocky yellowish head. Good retention. Big swathes of lace. Nose is quite melon heavy, pineapple, caramel, big detergent/lemon soap. Volatile notes of detergent/soap fade as it decants. Nose gains more muted melon, vanilla, caramel, mango sorbet. Woah such fresh pithy mango pulp. Oh....nom nom nom. Taste is bitter, silky/rich, sharp soapy bitterness, small alcohol presence, nutty bitterness, macadamia nut oil. Rich, oily mouthfeel. Has the elusive "quenching IPA" character like orange juice of sorts that only great IPAs can manage. Correct amount of residual sugar. Long, bitter finish. Very good.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Kyle! Pours a clear amber orange with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of hops with a combination of grapefruit and pine backed by a bit of citrus. Flavor begins with grapefruit and is joined by pine and a bit of resin in the finish.
undsioux7 (796) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now this is my kind of IPA. Citrus and pine resiny goodness! Lots of harsh bitterness to go along with it. Maybe a bit one dimensional, but that one dimension is delicious! So Fresh and so clean.
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: October 29, 2011 Mode: Can Source: Zipps. Full description not available as I was sampling many beers as part of a tasting event.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is largely hops, citrus and resin aromas. Hazy amber color with lasting white lacing. Flavor is quite bitter with medium body.
bookman10 (636) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good, very fresh beer. Tastes like tap beer from a can. Pours a nice, clear copper color with a mid-sized, creamy foam head. Aroma and flavor dominated by fresh hops--piney, citrusy goodness. Nice bitter finish to the beer, which is otherwise very smooth-drinking.
wedgie9 (1884) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 10/29/11 from a 16oz can, canned on 10/12/11, sent to me by SourNotes, thanks Andrew. Pours clear, bright, amber with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to spotty lace. The nose is awesome with a hops aroma ranging from tropical fruit, tons of citrus, and floral, with a nicely caramelized malt backbone, and just a hint of earthiness. The flavor is beautifully bittersweet with tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops caramelized bread malt, and just enough bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation, a bit of a sticky texture, and a long citrus, floral, tropical fruit, and pleasantly bitter finish. This is a truly outstanding IPA.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a light white head. Aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit and resin. Flavor is citrus hops, resin, bitter and floral. Medium carbonation. Has a nice dry finish.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can from Dalzale, thanks Greg! pours a clear golden amber with a decent one finger head. aroma of citrus, pine resin and some straw. a bit surprised the flavor isn’t more tropical since it is 100% citra hops. mild carbonation which fits the style just right for me, finishes dry. a nice session-able harvest ale.
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper orange with thick frothy tan-tinged head. Aroma is strong notes of grapefruit and spruce. flavor is grapefruit, floral and citrus. Undertones of bread and cereal. Body is light with a lot of carbonation.