BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from randomgarbage. Thanks a TON, bro!!!
Pours the color of bud light. Honestly. That may be the only detraction from this beer.
The aroma is something that I have only smelled in the top tier beers coming out of California. Straight up tropical fruit. Really, really amazing. Throw away all your preconceptions about what kind of beer can be made in Iowa these days, because this thing gets it right in every category that matters. Tropical, juicy, low bitterness, alcohol completely hidden.
This is literally God Nectar.
bytemesis (2150) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Random! I love TG, and this beer is no exception. Pours beautiful clear golden butterscotch with a medium white head that slowly dissipates leaving great lacing on the glass. Aroma is a wonderful boquet of citrus, tropical fruits, guava, pine resin and a bit of cat piss. Flavor is the same, wonderfully fruity hop notes on top of a very light sweetness and surprisingly light bitterness given how powerful the hop aromas are. Mouthfeel is a bit light, but impressively oily and tongue coating. Up there with the best - these guys sure know how to make an IPA. I just wish I lived a bit closer.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the real deal, and represents an excellent example of this next gen of hop forward beers. Light thin melon and cantaloupe add a backdrop to skunk, light diesel, green onion, sulfur and touches of rose. Creamy feel. Good citric acidity. No sugar apparent in the feel. No gummy resins. Very light bitterness. Clean leaning, lightly astringent finish with a touch of bitterness. Bam. I love it.
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: loads of tropical fruit and citrus, juicy grapefruit, a solid punch of pine, just a touch of malt in the background, some floral and perfume notes.
Appearance: mostly clear light golden pour, fluffy white head with good retention and lacing.
Taste: wow. Exceedingly clean and hops aplenty. Lots of ripe mango, zesty grapefruit, some resin/pine going on. Light cracker malt character, just enough to support the hop charge. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden, almost imperceptible, and for the advertised IBU, the bitterness takes a back seat to the hop flavors and this finishes smooth as silk. Nice and dry, clean as can be.
Palate: light-medium body, medium carbonation, very smooth, dry and clean finish.
Overall: Really? Wow. Well done TG. This is my type of IPA - fruity and hoppy without any distracting astringent bitterness, sweetness, or boozy nonsense. This is fantastic!
sheps33 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn, stands out above a sea of mediocre IIPA's. Locate this if you can. Huge Tropical fruits up front with a clean noncloying finish. Well done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Morehouse (1) - - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Freshest beer Iíve ever had. Like ever. The aroma is pure hop. I admit, Iím not very familiar with the mosaic hop, but if I were a beer, Iíd want to be this beer. So good. I know Iím from Iowa and this will come off biased, but TG consistently impresses me.
bnielsen13 (176) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Pours orange/yellow with a white head. Aroma is pine, resin, maryjane, grapefruit. Flavor is pine, grapefruit, lemon, orange, resiny. Very good beer.
maneliquor (2250) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle cheers to Ryan. Fuck me this is piney as all hell and I love it! Itís got everything. Grass, tropical fruit, more pine. Amazing
cbfobes (1940) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in the GTMW ticket line, thanks Adam for sharing, Iím pretty sure this is a bottle from randomgarbage, so thanks to Andy too. Pours a clear golden with a thick white head and lacing, as soon as this started being poured people started paying attention because you could smell it from freaking 30ft away. Tons of tropical notes filled the air, so good, grapefruit mixed in as well, the flavor didnít disappoint either, tons of pineapple mixed in with other tropical fruits, really smooth, the malt is noticeable but is so well done and balanced, one of my favorite things we opened up today, freaking awesome.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Randomgarbage. Pours a nice copper with a little white head. Aroma is terrific grapefruity hops, incredibly clean. Flavor grows on you with every sip. Great DIPA.