sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from six-pack, Andersons, Columbus, OH. Hazy gold-orange, creamy white head, strong lacing. Aroma is a dead giveaway for the citra, and lots of it. Citrus, toast, pine, caramel. Verging on over-hopped but this has a solid malt backbone and body that do stand up well. I’m a big fan of Thirsty Dog and this is another above-average offering from them.
Butters (3778) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi hazy dull orange pour with ring of offwhite head. Damn I love me some citra, and this beer does a damn good job of profiling it. Tropical fruity citrus through and through. Mango, tangerine, finish with grapefruit. Pretty solid all the way around.
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden and pale. Fairly clear. Aroma wasn’t very strong or hoppy, which I was expecting. Might have been an old bottle. Barley, wheat, and malts. Taste follows that and was also sweet, and not bitter or hoppy. Odd one here, would like to try fresh to know if it was just an old bottle or if it’s really this bad. Meh.
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is clear golden color with a slight head the aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter grapefruit flavor that lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grass and citrus. Bitter finish.
Lectvay (136) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden, not very carbonated. Smells kind of blah. Not picking up much citrus or pineapple. Mostly barley. Taste follows suit. Pleasant sweetness, but where are the hops? Maybe this was a little old. Wouldn’t have identified it as an IPA blind.
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff. Aroma is citrus and hint of pineapple. Taste follows nose with light bitterness and pleasant sweetness. Good beer. Barely misses top 20%.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from And Beer, Athens. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, tropical, spicy hops, pale malts, something a little bit dirty, but not too distracting. The taste is bitter citrus hops, some tropical and green hop notes, pale malts. Medium bodied, high carbonation, lingering bitterness.
Lukaduke (2222) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy dull brown with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is caramel malt, some peach and mango and a touch of stale grass and cardboard. Palate is abrasive with bitterness and lots of stale malty oxidized cardboard that falls into a overly bitter astringent finish. Meh.
dogfish120love (949) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark orange with a white lacing. The aroma is notes of orange, faint tangerine and ever so slight pineapple. The finish is malt forward and the flavor is sweet, but not cloying. Fresh this would be interesting
BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Clean orange with pillowy white head. Loads of webbing. Grapefruit and milled grain aromas. Light tropic fruit. Medium to light body. Persistently bitter - though never aggressive - throughout. More tropical fruit, some resin. Nice finish. A good showing of citra hops. Solid.