ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an apricot color. The head is a fluffy one finger off-white shade. All in all, the looks are typical for the style: frothy head, okay retention, and plenty of lacing left behind.
S: Aromatically, hops do jump out from the glass - mainly the floral, lemony variety. Sourdough bread seems to make an appearance, too. Iíve grown to point where I can smell Centennial hops from a mile away, and this brewís got íem.
T: Flavor-wise, itís sweeter than what the aroma let on. I was waiting for the bitterness to prick the tongue...and instead I got a sweet, caramel forward brew where the hops are only there to balance instead of being showcased. Late in the aftertaste, some floral and spicy hop notes do appear. Aside from the typical caramel and toffee notes, itís also a bit earthy.
M: Itís a rather clean brew, which at least helps quash some of the sweetness well. It glides down the tongue with a crisp bite, too Iíd almost call it thirst quenching...no, I will call it thirst quenching. Not dry by any stretch, but it does a good job of going down easily anyways. The sweet finish doesnít bother me at all.
O: Iíll give it one thing - itís drinkable. Very drinkable, even for a 7.3% IPA. It just doesnít have the most interesting flavor is all. If I had bought a 6 pack of this (which I didnít) I wouldnít have any trouble killing it.
youdictategood (317) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. No detailed notes - plenty of folks have covered it. A little sweeter than you might expect, and not as OMG HOPS as you might like given the name, but a really good IPA nonetheless.
raphael (995) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced aroma, citrus-floral, A honeyed sweetness coming through with resin & lemon. light amber with modest white head. sticky finish.
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. Quite malty aroma, with bread notes, some spent grains and a decent amount of citrusy, piney hops. Itís full-bodied, with a nice carbonation level, Some sweetness in the flavor, but the hops dominates. Resins, pine cones and a nice bitterness. Lasting bitter and quite malty finish. Overall, too malty for my liking, but itís a fine brew indeed. Could easily drink more of it. 150622
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The Latham Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
bartlebier (2533) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes, sampled on draught and bottled in Athens/GA, IX/2012ish. Restrained floral hops on a clear, honeyed crystal malt base make this an easy, intermediate IPA. Not bursting with C-hop expressivity in aroma, even going on a near-European earthy bitterness in its mid, with some quenching resins to seal the clean, well-mannered deal. Not entirely worth its abv investment.
beeratarian (160) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper to hazy orange. Aroma is very light hops and some malt. Flavor is medium body with a little toasted malt and some hops. Smooth drinking beer but not a hop head dream.
Cousin_Larry (590) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hear ye, hear ye... All hopheads shall herewith rejoice! Terrapin hath recruited ye old HOPSECUTIONER to execute the exact hop profile for this killer IPA. You may lose your hophead over this one!
falco242 (324) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA...nice fruity notes with grapefruit in there a bunch. A malt backbone is present and doesnít present a ton of bitterness or pine but Iím a fan of that.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at flying saucer Nashville from notes. Very juicy, loads of grapefruit and orange citrus dominate.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of pine, grass, citrus, light resin. Taste is the same.