jaymtee (32) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tiny hotel glass. Nice head with good lacing. Great bitter hops up front. Golden color. Hops bitterness lasts well with some make to back it up. A nice imperial IPA.
Bricks (776) - Delaware, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of orange. Fierce head but not much carbonation to speak of. Bitter but ful of citrus. Not ultra complex. Pretty good
jcartamdg (2526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright gold with a thick head that retains. Aroma is a blast of hops with a nice malt presence. Taste follows, bitter upfront and finishes with malt, ends balanced. Real solid ipa
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dannybob123 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great aroma, a sweet floral bitter aroma. Good bitterness. This is one of my favorite IPAs. I usually smuggle this back from business trips.
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at rattle n hum. Crystal clear yellow gold. Big fruit-forward hoppy aroma. Holy shit. The aroma is great. I wish my farts later would smell like only this beer. The taste, doesn't hold up to the aroma at all. While balanced with toffee and grapefruit, complimented by a medium dry finish, it just doesn't compare to the aroma you get.
AndyReynolds (1078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice citrus aroma with a nice carmel malt backbone. Average regular IPA with a great aroma is the best way I can really describe this one.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a light golden color with perfect clarity, almost like a pilsner. The head is a two finger white color with decent retention, a moderately thick texture, and nice lacing clumps.
S: Very hoppy, but with a citric presence, dominated by mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and guava. I can definitely smell the Citra in this one. The malt backbone comes through enough - no more, no less. Really a great smelling IPA.
T: Tons of tropical fruits! The opening flavor does nothing to hide the mango assault on the tongue, while the finish does an excellent job of keeping the potential hop bitterness in check. As in the aroma, there’s ’enough’ of a malt backbone to balance/showcase the citric hops without making it seem like just another malty east coast IPA. It’s not super complex, but who cares?! I’d put this up there with Two Hearted and Union Jack - it’s really a fantastic IPA, especially since its fresh.
M: Light and spritzy, with a nice lingering citric hop resin. Only the slightest hint of a syrupy texture holds things back faintly - if at all, it’s so amazingly drinkable overall it isn’t an issue, really.
O: Wowee. Call it an east coast bias, a fresh bottle, or what have you, but this is one my favorite IPAs on the market right now. I could honestly see myself drinking 3-4 bottles in a session, acid reflux, hellish buzz, and painful hangover be damned.
As good as it is from the bottle, this would be orgasmic on tap. BUT MAKE SURE IT’S FRESH! I had an old bottle of this (from the original Fall 2011 batch) and hated it.
sseb69 (1681) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 12 oz. zchetéa au IGA de Potsdam, NY. Couleur jaune voilée, mousse blanche. Arôme de houblon tr;s floral, agrumes, malt. En bouche, très floral encore, malt, agrumes, pin. Finale balancée et amère. Excellente.
rosenbergh (8873) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Fulton Grand, Brooklyn, NY.
Clear golden colour with small white head.
Mild but intense sweet resiny hops in aroma with some fruitiness.
Resiny, fruity and sweet hoppy flavour. Maltiness in the back. Quite simple IIPA. Rather balanced. Bitter hoppy aftertaste.
JFGrind (1926) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a wall of fresh hops in aroma and every sip. Golden yellow full bodied 2XIPA. I like this offering from Troegs, surprised I have not tried it until tonight. Dry hopping well blended into this beer.