PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark murky orange with a pillowy snow white head. Fresh resiny aroma with some cat urine sweet hoppiness, a bit of spruce. Flavor is full bodied plenty of citrusy goodness, some nectarines, a hint of dates and a back end of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Overall. very decent.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up by bmanning--thanks, Ben. Served in a Stillwater wine glass.
Pours a slightly-darkened peach color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing. The nose is really quite nice with strong tropical notes along with some citrus. A lot of pineapple. The taste is a huge falloff as both it and the mouthfeel fall quite flat. There are some hops but almost no bitterness. The body is really thin and there is some slight residual sweetness. This is one of the best-smelling IPAs that Iíve come across in a long time. Itís really a shame that the flavor didnít live up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-30-2010
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - brought to me by my friend Noel along with Sweetwater IPA. Copper pour with a short white head. Aroma is mouthwatering with strong piney hops, grapefruit juice, caramel, sweet malt, and pure hop oil. Taste is delicious! More piney hops, grapefruit, orange oils, hops resins, chewy caramel and sweet malt. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and a mild resinous feel. Finishes with more grapefruit, pine needles, earthy hops, orange oils, and caramel. Very tasty! Nice gift!
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14 ounce serving - $4.75 at Raging Burrito in Decatur, Georgia.
Appearance: Served a lightly hazed, dark copper-toned body with a creamyish, white head.
Smell: Scented of fresh-cut lemons, tropical fruits, and moistened flower petals superimposed over a whelming maltiness of softly bready malts and intensely sugar simple syrup with a hint of caramel.
Taste: Pale malts along with some lightly bready honey malts with an additional hint of light caramel. Fresh lemon peel, a couple chunks of pineapple, and some sharp, resinous florals underscore with a bit of soapiness. Moderate bitterness. Resinous quality increases as it warms, though a rebound of sugary residual sweetness on the back-end cuts through it. Still, it finishes bitter and resiny, with some heaviness on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: The fourteen ounces was just about right for me. A nice DIPA using the latest "it" hop, citra.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hop City, Atlanta. Nice hazy orange pour with a crisp carbonation that yields a moderate head. Vibrant nose of resinous hops but also a real vein of candy sweetness in there. Smells lovely but somehow the taste ends up seeming a bit like an artificially achieved wet hop beer. Iím sure this is not the case, but there was something that screamed Push Ups more than wet hops to me. Decent, and enough bitters to keep the beer solid, but not something Iíd seek out again.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, green label. Pours orange, thin white head. Aromas of cotton candy, fresh grass, loads of citrus zest, pine resin. Honey and herbs. Thyme. Flavor of herbal hops, citrus rind. Some sugar, caramel. Mostly bitterness.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Nice bitter piny hops, herbal quality, citrus, and fruit. Nice IIPA, good flavor, not quite as clean as many west coast IPAs, but the flavor is great. Glad to try it.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. reddish, murky, copper color. nice peachy, mandarin, sweetish, piney, fresh aroma. flavor is different that the usual. not sure iíve had these citra hops before. piney and lemony but with a juicy fruit gum twist (or maybe the yellow "fruit stripe" zebra gum stuff). kinda nice for change. enjoyed this one better than terrapins fresh hop offering this year. 8.6% is hidden. well done!
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a cloudy orange color with an off white head. Aroma was piney resinous hops and some citrus too, along with sweet lighter malt. Flavor was a bit too malty for my taste in IPAS, soem caramel and biscut with some hops bitterness and only light fruity flavors. Alcohol is not well hidden at all either.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of thirdeye11. Pours a clear light orange with little head. Aroma is spicy sweet with pine sap and old Christmas tree water. Flavor is hoppy sweet with sugar and bread. Finishes with sap and resin.