tricyclist (521) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour of deep golden/amber with light off white fluffed head. Nose is balanced caramel malt and citrus/tropical hops. Flavor is malt forward for an American IPA, hoppy and bitter but not over done. Again, balanced, with hops being quite present. Light/medium body and easy drinking.
Strife21 (91) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a finger of white head.
Smells musty with notes of citrus
Taste is bitter hops, pine citrus and carmel malt backbone.
Medium body, heavy carbonation.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler at the RBWG-2104.
Clear amber with a fine head and exceptional lacing
Aroma: hops and more hops, yet some complexity and some sweet malt base
Fruity hops plus some herbal notes. Mildly bitter but the bitterness lingers on and on.
O: a solid IPA.
davey101 (606) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks Jim! Pours a hazy dark amber with soapy white foam. Nose is bready malts and some light citrus. Smells a bit old but there is an underlying caramel sweetness that makes it very pleasing. Taste is bitter grapefruit, caramel malts, and lemon zest on the finish. Very smooth and creamy with the 80 IBUís and high abv well masked. Far from a hop bomb and I doubt itís super fresh but this is still a decent enough beer.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at RBWG. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of weed, orange candy and resin. Medium body.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #17. Can shared at the RBWG Welcome Dinner. Pours a clear amber color with a thin foamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, caramel malt. The taste is bitter hops and caramel malts. Medium bodied.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at RBWG 2014. Pours a clear orange with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy pine and a bit of onion with a grain backbone. Flavor starts with earthy grains but grows to have pine and grassy hop notes.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, vegetal, and dank hops with biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
mike5326 (623) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, medium foamy white head. Strong floral hops smell. Medium body with a sweet and bitter floral hops flavor with a fairly weak finish.
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onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with a funky earthy hop nose, with some dank resiny floral notes; not very strong but earthy dank for sure. The taste is medium-full with some crisp floral and leafy hops, a mild resinous bitterness, earthy hop, and clean semi-sweet maltiness. Not bad, just nothing memorable.