Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. What a great beer! As one who’s had his share of IPAs, I find it hard to be bowled over by yet one more IPA--but this is not just one more IPA! The first thing that hits you is that glorious nose of grapefruit and herbs, and the flavor and the mouthful live up to the promise in that first impression. Proof that an IPA doesn’t have to be over the top in ABV or IBU to be truly satisfying. I wish I lived in Iowa where I could have access to this regularly.
BuckeyeBoy (3609) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a hazy straw topped with a white head. Nose is pine citrus rich malty sweetness and a nice grapefruit. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel grapefruit pithy notes and some spice.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy, yellow/gold with a thick, off=white head.
Grapefruit-peel and sweet pine aroma.
Flavours of mango, grapefruit, orange.....
Peppery, citrus and peel bittering.
Nicely malted, very smooth and extremely tasty....Excellent Stuff!!!
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Luk. Creamsicle orange juice pour, very cloudy orangey pour with thick creamy white head. Aroma is intensely hoppy, nice dankness, light piney notes, very resinous and fruity hop aroma, tons of orange zest, light grapefruit. Taste is bitter but not aggressively so, nice juicy hop flavor, full hop flavor intensity without much bitterness. Palate is med bodied, nice creamy texture. Dangerously easy to drink, delicious.
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks a million to tom1010 for finding us that bottle! It pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of oranges and weed. Taste is juicy fruits and moderately bitter. Flavors of mangoes and weed again. Incredibly good. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and the extreme juiciness make it extremely easy to drink. Just plain awesome, really. I want more!
czar (5699) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy/cloudy pale golden with a small creamy white cap, good retention and lacing. tons of mangoes, citrus - fresh limes, lean maltiness, pineapple, basil, thyme, spices,, clean yeast action. light carbonation, light body - oily; balanced very fruity-mango-citrusy finish. speechlessly incredible. really.
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with medium-high white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits, resin. Taste is of citrus, fruits, bitterness, tropical fruits, some alcohol, resin. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Crafty citra.
tom10101 (3903) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 Bottle (22 oz). Split 2-ways with Minderbinder. Thanks to tbadiuk for the bottle. A few weeks old, I don’t see a bottling date.
Appearance: Cloudy orangey-golden with some particles floating, a medium easy to revive creamy off-white head, good retention and good lacing.
Aroma: Nice tropical features, light resin, grass, cereals, caramel (but not in a bad way) and floral hops.
Taste: Not much sweetness despite a pretty good malt backbone. Tropical fruits, crisp cereals, grass, biscuity notes, caramel and moderate bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Crisp and clean. Rather dry finish.
Overall: An extremely well balanced pale with one of the best malt backbone I’ve had in a Pale Ale so far. Easy drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden/integrated. Tasty stuff. Not on Trillium level though.
rosskyle (177) - - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap at Toppling Goliath. Golden color with a light white head. Citrus and hops aroma. Medium body carbonated texture. Hoppy citrus mango flavor. Nice balance without the hoppy bite.
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McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid and bright golden, decent white crowned head. Greasy, grassy and full on pith party; dank enough. Initial taste is upped on the pith front, tangerine, clean sherbertty fuzz without being overly carbonated. Mouthfeel is fairly solid and this is suprisingly underbitter and softly sweet. Grapefruit party kicks on here, bit of a tropical cocktail sweetness comes through but just kicks things into touch before it gets anything but more delicious. Finishes much the same and the linger is fairly dry and more sherbetty pale pale malt.
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GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with moderate white head which soon recedes. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus orange, pine and spruce. Taste is citrus, weak pine, moderate bitterness.