flylikeabanana (173) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours an orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is piney with a bit of citrus hops. Taste is bitter with a bit of sweetness coming from the malt, a bit of spruce and grapefruit. Nice carbonation, but the taste is a bit underbalanced for me.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. The pour was a hazy orange with a nice reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thick puddled film and medium collar with excellent full sheeting of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt, pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange peel).
The taste was bitter sweet and decently malty with a light touch of caramel and a hint of grapefruit early on, becoming a bit hoppier and having a slight citrus peel bitterness towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a mild citrus peel bitterness left behind to linger a bit longer on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry, oily texture and a carbonation that was quite lively.
Overall this was a smooth and easy to drink IPA with a nice well rounded flavor. It was a brew that was not overpowered by an excessive bitterness, but rather blended together well with the caramel sweetness creating a pleasurable drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
ccex (867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with small white head. Aroma has pine resin, grapefruit, and caramel. Taste is bitter but not outrageously so. Medium body with very little carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel An easily drinkable, good, but not great IPA.
onceblind (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bronze with a lasting foamy white head. Fresh hop and piney aroma with some leafy bitterness. Flavor is pretty bitter and leafy and piney, with a lasting bitterness and mild malty sweetness. A little too bitter and piney for me.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Casanova. All I can think is this bottle mus be old. Very old. I get none of the good stuff others have mentioned, I just get stale and mildly astringent beer. Ooff.
dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and grapefruity. Typical IPA aroma. Lovely auburn hue to the body. Head disapates quickly. I liked this IPA.
northropfrye (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice honey herbal hoppy pine aroma. Amber colour, quickly fading head, maybe a little undercarbonated. Nice bitter pine, vanilla, apple hoppy taste. Nice IPA.
beerme31 (430) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, floral, and citrus. Mild sweet taste. Medium body, lively carbonation, mild bitter and citrusy finish. Refreshing IPA, more balance between malt and hops than most IPAs. Pretty good overall.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with a thin tan head of foam that leaves behind sparse spotty lacing. The faint aroma feebly offers up a sense of malts and citrus. Unlike the timid aroma the flavor offers up some fairly nice notes. I get a decent degree of citrus hop flavor mixing with some sweet malts with just a mild resiny hop bitterness in the background. Fairly smooth unchallenging IPA that, if found fresh, isnít a bad choice for a tasty IPA.
Slipstream (1860) - USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tommyknocker has been getting more distribution in the Northeast lately, and that is a good thing. Russet-amber pour with a nice head. The mellow pine resin aroma suggests a West Coast style IPA, and the flavor confirms it - but it is not as dry as those tend to be. Slightly oily and resinous, with some grapefruit juice and a bit of the olí cat piss. A good IPA.