argo0 (12508) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Large rocky off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/lemon, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light bread/cardboard. Medium body, some resin.
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Andrew and Chris. Pours an amber body with lacing. Aroma is fresh, dank hop, light pine, and light malt. Mouthfeel is nice, refreshing and sessionable with notes of pine, dank musk, light malt base and grapefruit.
Bronzan (135) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice IPA. Hoppy with good balance. A bit of a bitter finish, but very satisfying.
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a cloudy honey color with persistent white head and good lacing. Aroma is full of piney and citrus hops with biscuits and a hint of almonds. Body is medium with average carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first, with a long dry finish (with a bit of metallic taste at the end, which is the only negative). A very good IPA I’m glad to have tried
idedek (157) - USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good pale color with a good piney and citrus aroma with hits of grassy aromas. a medium body with a mix of light sweet and bitterness. The finish is clean and dry with a piney taste as well as a bit of bread and a tiny bit of tin.
mansquito (4469) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whole Foods, Vienna 22oz ($6): Pours a light amber color with a thick and creamy head. Aroma is fine: pine and citrus hops. Something is off in the taste though. I feel as though this is not exactly the best balanced IPA out there. It seems almost watery. The hops are there, but they have nothing to really hold on to. Basically, there is not enough body and not enough balance even though the flavours themselves are ok.
rorgel (12) - - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour, perfect head. Nice medium hoppy flavour with a smooth finish. A little bitter at the end but overall a good not great IPA.
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 1 pt, 6 oz bomber, poured into a dimple mug. The honey-colored pour was topped with a persistent off-white head. The aroma is coniferous and piney with a touch of sweet malt. The nicely balanced liquor featured a sweet, floral hop attack with perhaps a hint of biscuit in the background. The finish was lingering and nicely bitter without being overwhelmingly so. A nicely done, solid IPA. Bought at the Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo, NY (I tried to add this but RateBeer’s availability tool is malfunctioning).
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Tap and Mallet - Best IPA of all the local Rochester area beers we sampled. Hazy gold pour with small to medium white firm head. Big fresh hop aromas, lots of citrus peel and thick floral characteristics. Aggressive fresh hop flavor with good bitterness to balance the piney grapefruit flavors. Would definitely look for this one when in the Rochester ares.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Draft. Heavy gold pour. Herbal hop nose. Hop heavy but it has balance. Floral with light citrus. Lighter in body. Really nice brew.