bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favorite SF&SGG that I’ve had so far. Very dominant obvious citra hops on the nose. Nice tropical papaya notes. Not sure on the bottling date but hops have definitely faded on the taste. Not a malt bomb by any means, but you definitely get dominant pale malt tastes. Delicious still, & easy drinking. Solid this year for sure.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"The amarillo description is for the batch that was made when this beer was entered. The recipe stays the same but the hop used changes every year. Much to my liking, this year’s (2012) was citra. Freshest beer I’ve ever had from GA (buddy grabbed it still in the box a week ago). Really nice aroma a blast of citrus, orange and tropical fruit galore, Flavor much the same...understated, but full and lively, slightly dank. Mellow ipa, but I really dug the freshness and aproach to this brew. "
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 2012. Bottle. Cloudy copper color with an offwhite head. Nice aromas of grapefruit, pine and flowers. Very clean and crisp with plenty of hops on the finish. Outstanding IPA.
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from mwgroove23 (thanks Mike), pours a hazy dark-ish orange with a small beige head. Aroma of tropical fruits, especially mangos, butterscotch, and some caramel malt. Flavour tastes very fresh, with notes of mangos, citrusy hops and some butterscotch. Given that it was likely bottled in October or November 2012, it has held up alright, but not optimal. Good stuff.
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisn Ales. Pours orange with a thin white head. Big grapefruit aroma on the nose. Goes down pretty smooth. Tastes a bit leafy on the tongue. Finishes clean and tight. Solid!
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really incredible IPA. The name does not lie. One of the freshest beers I’ve ever tasted. Big, clean dry-hopped flavor.
Ed5388 (2144) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a hazy copper color with a one finger of head. Aroma of fresh citrus and floral hops, grass, pine, and peaches. Taste is citrus, pine, lightly earthy notes, tropical fruits, and moderate caramel sweetness.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Ah yes, what is it about fresh Citra that just slays me so? Pours amber with a solid head. Fresh dank earth littered with apricots fill the aroma. Yes, a bit sweet for me for an IPA, but so darn drinkable and finishes with both grapefruit and chewing on a fresh pine needle bitterness.
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is citrus/grapefruit and bread. Light citrus flavor with a nice breadiness and a medium smooth citrus bitter. Medium body with good carbonation a nice beer.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an IPA glass. Absolutely beautiful aroma of (unsurprisingly) fresh hops. Sweet citrus aromas akin to blood orange, with just a bit of toffee or caramel. A coppery-red color with a foamy white head that sticks around for a while. The flavor is very good, but just a tad muted for a fresh-hop ale. Sweet caramel malts on the front, with some butterscotch. Finishes with a spicy dryness. My biggest gripe with the beer is the mouthfeel. It’s a bit too fizzy and limp in the body to really let all of the subtle hop flavors come through. Overall this is a very tasty IPA, and if you’re a fan of fresh-hopped IPAs this is one well worth trying. If you’re not, this won’t be the one to change your mind.
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dank and herbal hops with pear and apple esters, cereal and grain malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt and light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.