Gmku (294) - 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.
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft serving at the source. Pours a hazy orange with a white head of foam. The aroma has big citrus and pine. The taste is sweet initially, but starts to dry out in the finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
DesertDevil (456) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to Ibrew1or2). Pineapple and mango highlight an awesome, clean aroma with rich pine resin, a touch of cat urine, and dry hay. Light straw in color with a thin swirl of a head. Crisp taste of bitter lemon peel, grapefruit, a light wood tone, and a resiny bite at the end. Light body with a super-dry finish. Refreshing as heck!
knickskicks (638) - - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange pour, white head, great lacing. Nose is big onion, citrus, very fresh. Taste is onion, light mango, biscuit, lasting light bitter finish. Soft carbonation, a touch watery but for the style the mouthfeel is still great. I could drink this all day.
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle acquired via trade with ReeceG! Damn! Damn! This one is world-class! Murky 14 karat brew with a dense ivory crown that leaves delicate rings of lacing inside the glass. One word: Intense! Dank, biting citrus, enamel peeling acidity, earthy grassiness, grapefruit pith, orange peel, lemon peel, papaya, guava, mango, and a touch of leafy greens. Incredibly complex. So many flavors and complimentary aromas. A liquid gem!
Ataraxia (305) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy, orange color, and a quick-fading white head. Ripe aroma of peach, mango, orange, and grapefruit. Mild sweetness in the front and citrus peel bitterness in the back. Lively and crisp, almost light-bodied, and a clean finish.
Aurelius (3914) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kat whizzy aroma. Misty light gold. Tastes a lot smoother than it smells. Not all that bitter v. the aroma. Lightly sweet. Lightish body. Thanks to some masked Ratebeerian downstairs at Proof.
Mindwarp (16) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass
Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick head. The aroma is total citrus, grapefruit? Still waiting for the head to dissipate. Lots of tiny bubbles. This maybe my first APA so I’m not sure of what it is suppose to taste like. Hoppy, I could see how it might be a relative of a IPA. Strange citrus flavor. I am not a big grapefruit fan so this might not be a beer for me. I will admit though, I have never had a beer that tastes anything like this and the aroma hits me in the nose every time I take a drink. I will give it a chance to grow on me since I have 3 more bottles left.
JPDurden24 (1495) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pale Yellow and hazy pour with an nice hoppy aroma and good earthy and citrus hops. Awesome pale ale.
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange color with formal notes on the nose. Nice bitterness in the flavor with hints of mango and citrus. Beautiful balanced finish.
rickyleepotts (98) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa. How is that a pale ale? That smells like and tastes like an IPA. Whoa. That is SO good. Wow. Unreal.