Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
Shimmering copper pour beneath a soft beige head with a delicate lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong citrus oils, orange peel, grapefruit juice, caramel, sweet malt, and spicy hops.
Taste is delicious! Strong citrusy hops, spicy hops, earthy notes, orange peel, grapefruit pulp, sweet, chewy malt, caramel and light pine. Body is medium and could be a bit chewier, for my liking, but holds up well. Carbonation is lighter but creamy nonetheless. Ends with more citrus oils, orange peel, light pine, caramel, chewy malt, light stickiness and spicy hops. Very tasty and were it not for the 7.2% ABV, this would be a great session style IPA. Very well done.
labattslover74 (48) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with thin lasting off white head with moderate lacing. Sharp smell of hops and citrus, maybe a hint of pine. Taste of hops and citrus, but a lot smoother going down then a lot of other IPA’s. A good beer!
mabel (5789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5737-20130823] 355mL bottle. Mild toasted cereal aroma. Clear, orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter light yeasty flavour. Medium body. Nice bitter notes. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(w/ blankboy, jercraigs, Radek Kliber, Colin)
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle in OBX. Not a real big fan - but this one is much better than the Imperial, Hopszilla.
Bork (172) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavily hopped but managing to maintain a very pleasant rounded taste. Full flavors and a fair bit of grapefruit in the aroma. Good.
RafeAU (115) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ipa. sneaky taste on friends bottle to plastic cup on the streets waking in Savannah, land of freedom.
mlane76 (23) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange and dirty..aroma of citrus peel & flavor is likewise...quite good for an ipa, but with a bitter aftertaste
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27/VII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. @ pre-Gentse-Feesten-Ponton-Tasting - BB: week 3/VIII/14 (2014-847) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!
Clear deep orange beer, aery off-white head, bit creamy, adhesive. aroma: bit floral, soapy touch, yeast notes, peaches. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, very malty, some honey, bit of citrus, bitter hops, bit of exotic fruits. Aftertaste: sweet malt profile, hoppy, caramel. Decent, but probably much better when fresh(er).
firemarshal (159) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber color. Fantastic head retention and lacing throughout the session. Aroma is honey, floral hoppiness, bready malt. Flavor is well balanced between the malt and hops. It is not bitter despite the advertised 78 IBU’s. Slick, creamy mouthfeel, no aftertaste. A solid IPA.
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours a dark is orange. Highly hopped with citrus etc. Above average ipa but nothing super creative here.
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gbbf 2014 and drunk on a train. Clear dark amber colour lasting cream head. Strong piney resiny hop aroma. Decent straight diwn the line American ipa. Requisite hops flavours and supporting malt. Slightly malty than hoppy. Fine but not much to make it stand out. Growing bitterness on the finish is good.