XaenDovet (1239) - 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 (1079) - 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 (1700) - 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 (9144) - 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 (1935) - 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.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold with a medium thick white head. Aroma has nice citrus and clean hop with some minty evergreen. Flavor is bright hops just like aroma would suggest there is a lot of citrus and woody spruce. Overall this is a great ipa lots of hop character at all levels aroma flavor and bitterness. Great ipa.
canes89 (29) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
IM THINKIN I LIKE THIS BETTER THEN NUGGET NECTAR. LOVE THE HOPS . FIRST FOUND PERPETUAL IPA, DOWN AT THE JERSEY SHORE, THEN LUCKY FOUND IT IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS.
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep clear blonde color ale with a large foamy white head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of powerful floral aroma with some green hops notes and a light sweet malt base is very well done and very enticing. Taste is dominated by huge floral hops aroma with light green hops notes and very little bitterness with some lightly sweet malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really enjoyed the floral notes and if I were to compare I would say this is a notch below Heady Topper for floral notes but still ay ahead of most IIPA.
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light orange with minimal white head. Decent tracing as the beer was drank. Taste very fruity, not as hoppy as anticipated. Overall a good beer.