argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Crystal clear amber body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some mango, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy grapefruit/orange, some mango, pineapple. Medium body, some resin.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 pack with no freshness date, but it is a new arrival to the area. Lets see if it lives up to the GABF Gold. Pours with a clear golden orange hue, with a just barely off white head. Very good retention and lace. Aromas are strongly fresh and hoppy with papaya, tropical fruit, melon, tangerine and fresh cut grass. Low malt, a bit of a harsh ester/alcohol combination. A bit doughy. Mostly hops. Flavors are dough, bready and grainy. Some alcohol, low bitterness, light DMS. Flavors are not nearly as hoppy as the aroma. Tropical fruit, grassy, tangerine. Melon. Moderate carbonation. Malty balance. Good, fresh, decent, but "fresh" for "fresh" Iíd take the cross town rival, Union Jack.
HCAnderson (5) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best IPA Iíve every had! Tons of aroma from the first wort hopping that lends your palette a floral and citrusy note. Some of the hops include citra and simcoe which gives a bit of grapefruit flavor to it. Itís not as hoppy as most IPAs because of the malt thatís added to balance the intense flavor. Not to mention, it won 1st place at GABF in the IPA category! Definitely recommended!
toxichop (166) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, with floral hops striking through grapefruit, pine, oranges and sweet bread. The taste is hoppy but also sweet. Some citrus and grapefruit with sweet malt, and low bitterness. A nice IPA, I acutally prefer there APA.
BeerFunGuy (223) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has to be by far my favorite IPA (yes I don't really like IPA but is one is an exception to the rule). This beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thick head. It has a sweet citrus aroma. This is a gray well put together beer the aroma and flavor are amazing. This has to be the way that hops was meant to taste in a beer. Well done. Well done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dhunter151 (211) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pours amber with a white head. Nice hop aroma. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Hop forward IPA. Light body. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
barn0216 (217) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange color, medium head, good lacing. Mostly grain/hay aroma with slight hops in the mix. Flavor is more IPA. Pine resin and more of the grain. Nice overall but not spectacular.
Zymurgeist2 (625) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harryís Hofbrau in The RC. Massive grapefruit and orange aroma. Beautiful. Pours a pale gold that is clear with a full white head of small bubbles and nice lacing. Pronounced citrus (orange/grapefruit) and freshly cut grass balance well with above average bitterness and slight malt that could lend more support. Finishes slightly dry.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange pour with a white head. Light herbal notes followed by tons of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Floral notes in the background, some sweet bread, and a hint of caramel. Nice bitterness on the palate to balance the little bit of caramel sweetness. Plenty of fruity hop character. Great citrus notes and a light tropical quality. Very enjoyable.
olr1984 (286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great ipa. Clear golden pour with no head and hop aroma. Strong citrus orange and grapefruit taste. Extremely drinkable ipa.