Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Golden-orange hue with a thick white head that leaves nice sticky lacing. The aroma didn’t do much for me and the taste had a bit too much of a spice in it, but overall this is a good beer.
*Re-rated. This beer is so complex, that it needs multiple tastings to fully appreciate. The aroma and taste are better than I originally gave it credit for.
Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent gold with a thin, white head. Good lacing. Floral hoppy aroma. Do I detect cascade and centennial? I think so. Effervescent mouth feel. Hop bitterness pronounced in the taste, but not overpowering. Great IPA.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Lemon, red grapefruit, hints of sap and pine.
Ap: Clear golden - medium white head with good retention and a nice cap of lacing.
T: Light sweetness with orange and pine up front - lemon, grapefruit rind, and hints of berries (strawberry and blueberry) - high bitterness, but very clean - finish is citrus rind and a little mint.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is firm and dry.
O: Stellar 2xIPA - intense and complex mixture of a bunch of wonderful American hop aromas and flavors and superbly drinkable - really showcases the hops.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Parish Cafe, Boston, MA. Pours a dark yellow color with a fluffy white head. Nose is very fresh, grassy and floral hops with a light citrusy note. Palate is light and playful, with a refreshing finish. Flavors of citrusy hops, grassy hops, some light biscuity malt notes.
luttonm (3968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mugs Ale House in Williamsburg. Wasn’t a big fan of this one. Yellow gold, big white head. Rosemary and herbs, hops, sour dry lagery hop body. Sparkly and dry, OK.
joshwoodward (575) - - JUL 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint on tap. Excellent stuff. Just a very well-balanced API, with balanced hoppiness and alcohol that didn’t show.
TheJester (2372) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. I was surprised to see this beer listed as an IIPA here. It’s gotta be a mistake. I would rate this highly as an IPA, but it does not stand up as a double. It’s a good IPA, or very good pale ale, with resin and citrus in the aroma and flavour, and a decent if uninteresting malt backbone.
dtisher33 (1) - - JUL 27, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap at rattle n hum nyc. Nose was more faint than anticipated but the surroundings are crowded. All I got is pine. Poured light carmel color with tiny lacing (if any) and a thin week head. Not exactly what I was expecting based on other reviews. Taste is mild hops, some citrus & some biscuit. Overall just seems like a clean pale ale but not particularly special. Aftertaste was lingering dry bitter.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles that reduces rather quickly. Awesome aroma with lots of pineapple, sweet malts, citrusy hops and some cereal grains. Color is a bright golden orange with a slight haze. Flavor is lots of hops but offset with a decent bit of malt. Herbal hops flavors, more citrus fruit and some straw and chalky grains. Decent lingering bitterness. A pretty good and tasty IPA. A decent brew to add as a staple drinking brew.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Summer Secret Santa 2012! This is a solid stronger pale ale. I wouldn’t really call it a strong IPA, but that’s just me? Well, I agree with the brewery. So, yes, it’s a stronger pale ale not an IPA. Anyway, there’s a cheese and biscuit set of qualities here that really has a grip around the hops. The lacing is minimal and the head is too, revealing itself as pretty soapy. I really enjoy this, but I believe it’s not categorized right! I mean, I’m spoiled over here in ’frisco with all the *real* IPAs :o)