bluejacket74 (1367) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been waiting to try this for a while now, hope itís as good as everyone tells me it is! 12 ounce bottle, 6.8% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear golden/orange color with an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, and thereís a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The grapefruit aroma is strong in this brew. Thereís also some tropical fruit, lemon peel, pine hops and a bit of bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma. The citrusy hop flavors dominate, and thereís also some pine hops and a bit of bready malt flavors noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and has good carbonation. This is a pretty good brew, I wasnít disappointed at all. At $10.99 a 6-pack, I think itís worth every penny.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Jackie Oís. Wow what a surprise. Probably had 3 pints of this stuff. Orange pour with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is Citra as is flavor. Fairly resinous.
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of lots of citrus, sweaty hops, grassy hops, garlicky hops. Flavor of also lots of citrus and hop oils with a spicy hop finish. Very hoppy and tasty.
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apr 25, tap @ The Beer Keg, Ohio. Pours clear amber with small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is citric, soapy lavendel, malty, floral and fruity. Citric medium mf. Fruity, crispy, citric, fresh malty flavor. Medium bitter palate. Finishes longlived tart bitter. Fantastic good.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brew Kettle.
Pours a clear golden color with a hint of apricot. Good white head and some nice ringy lacing on the way done. The nose really drops a ton of tropical notes; the Citra character is really prevalent here. Some citrus in the background. Really, really nice. The taste has the same tropical character, but unfortunately ends up really competing with a strong alcohol presence, which carries over into the feel. Dry finish and light body; nothing there to stand up to the alcohol. This would have been a lot better as a 6% beer, I think. Also pretty sure the menu had it listed above 7%. Overall, the nose was killer and the rest was a bit of a disappointment after that. High expectations, for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-29-2011
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this was a really good IPA. Iíve heard a lot of buzz in homebrewing circles regarding Citra hops (sold out a lot of places) and I have to say I didnít understand the buzz until I tasted this beer. A light orange body that is clear but not brilliant under a soft white head. Aroma is very citrus-y with a lot of pineapple notes. Bitterness is quite apparent but not harsh in any way. This beer has got its IBUs in all the right places to make it extremely drinkable. Mouthfeel was smooth and good. This was a very good beer.
I had this on-draft at Roziís Wine house in Lakewood.
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at beer engine. big juicy pine and resin floral hop bouquet. grassy. a touch of caramel sweetness. solid. would drink again.
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Sample at Vintage Estate in Boardman. The beer is a clear orange-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, hops and sweet malt. The finish is citrusy with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good IPA overall.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from MikeTD. Pours an orange fall like body with a white head, scant head with light retention. Gummy minty viscous fresh cut hop tones. Medium citrus sweetness, light bitter pine notes and a hint of resins. Very nice.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden with large white head. nose of citrus. firm bitterness before solid, but not spectacular citrus and herbal hop components with a touch of crystal malt and a dry finish. overall the hops are present, but just do not pop to make it a high quality version of the style, despite the dry finish