KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium hazy amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that had awesome longevity, lasting throughout thus producing some really excellent sticky sheets of lace.
The aroma was a little mild with a citrus hop, a grain malt and a soapy yeast with light notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was not as strong as I expected it to be, but had a mild maltiness and a hint of caramel early on and then became slightly bitter with a mild citrus note at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with the taste of hops growing slightly as time went on.
Mouthfeel was light in body and had a dry texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall a very light hopped IPA with the complexity kept to a minimum. That being said it was nice and refreshing and had a great drinkability.
prawlie (1436) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Powerful hop aroma. Clean tasting with a good balance of hop bit and biscuit malt.
Wolfenkopf (187) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I detect mild malt and mild hops in the aroma, which is not very prominent. What I do smell is nice. The off-white head thins very fast while the amber body is clear and quite attractive. It’s got a nice taste to it. There’s a dense quality to it; certainly no light beer. The malt and the hops are nicely balanced, so the bitter and the sweet are harmonious. The carbonation is a bit high, but not too bad. The burn fades, letting the oily mouth feel and hoppy aftertaste come through. This is the only time the hops win out, in the aftertaste. I would consider this the session brew, despite the somewhat high ABV for such consideration. It’s a nice IPA.
Gespuccian (71) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light yellow with light head. Aroma of pine, some malt. Taste is hop-forward. Pine, dry resin. Palate is smooth, crisp, with a bitter, hoppy finish. Good IPA - very drinkable.
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brownaler (481) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mouthful of herbal hops that are chewable citrus notes and a crisp finish. This was one of my favorite IPAs a couple years back, but it seems to be just a good one now.
Wkdjj (1) - yong-in, SOUTH KOREA - APR 13, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Chad9976 (1584) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA
AROMA: Clean, bright, floral, citrus peel, powdered candy. Some grassiness. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Amber hue, cloudy but transparent. Large eggshell froth. Good lacing and retention. 3/3
FLAVOR: Lovely combination of melon, citrus, and Sweet Tarts candy. Bitterness is milder than most of the style (though bottle was old). Medium/low malt character - slight honey/blonde grain. Well balanced. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body and CO2. Smooth texture and finish. No alcohol presence. Finishes maybe a little too clean. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: To style in every category. A fresh bottle would probably score even higher. Impressive for what it is. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 39/50
oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark amber color. Aromas of floral, citrus, with a touch of fruit. Flavor of caramel, floral and a touch of spice.
ryrpat (282) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great golden copper color. Light aroma. Nice muted hoppy flavor. Not overly hoppy makes it very dribkable
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Ericular (931) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent stuff. Aroma is fruity and floral. Taste is a unique grainy hop bitterness, drinkable but not spectacular.
luttonm (3976) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in Seattle, picked up by my brother in ATL. Bright, right brown-tinted gold, very full creamy head. Tart malty aroma, good bright hop and sharp. Only disappointment is the feel of the body, a bit light and cardboard-carbonated. Super clean, very tasty, very bright. I quite like it.