dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was expecting more given all the love for this one. Nice malt backbone in the non west coast IPA tradition. Hop profile isnít stunning, just ok.
simont1 (337) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of centennial, grapefruit, faint pine, grassy and floral, quite balanced but the hop level on a fresh can isnít really in your face at all. Decent strong going IPA which is very balanced though.
gualtieritony (8) - - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is great. It is a go to if I see it out. It has a fruit finish and it pairs with its aroma. 3/2/15, 4:10 AM
RedSox2004 (1371) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold with a slight haze, two-finger dense white head and wonderful lace. Big citrus and floral hop aromas, strong grapefruit with a touch of bread dough in the background. Light pale malts and biscuity flavors offset the solid chop bitterness. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, generous carbonation and a bitter dry finish. Outstanding IPA from back East.
Niall73 (1964) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Florida. Aroma is floral, with caramel and trop fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, pine, lemon, grapefruit, light resinous wood stuff, some juicy trop fruit stuff, lovely hoppy bitterness... Tasty, great balance, very nice!
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fooj (12) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice clear(ish) dark amber color. A slightly fruity and slightly hoppy aroma. A rather fruity taste with not much of a hoppy punch. A mild aftertaste.
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ordybill (327) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Full nose of hops, citrus and pine. excellent
Appearance- A dark amber color with a small off-white head.
Taste- A real hop delight, with citrus and pine to match the hops. The hop bitterness is balanced against the malt smoothness.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. great mouthfeel.
Overall - A world class IPA
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can showing translucent amber yellow with a finger of clean white foam that fades very quickly.
The nose shows quite a bit of steel & aluminium with subtle grapefruit notes.
Palate is medium bodied with high carbonation. Medium to moderately high fruit forwardedness with a lot of grapefruit pith and juicy piineapple. Sharp IPA bitterness on the finish. A slight orange peel zestiness appears on the end. Bitterness is slightly high on the mid-palate but evens it out on the end. Definitely suited for trips. Easy to drink and hardly notice the 7% alcohol. Gets even better as you get used to the bitterness.
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The IPA of IPAs... Pint pour, for the millionth time but finally rated, of beautifully perfect straw gold with a white cap of cumulonimbus fluff. Nose of heaven and grapefruit peel and faint resin, dry malt character. Flavor is similar, plenty of grapefruit and centennial hops, resin notes with bitterness back it all up. Seriously, if I made an IPA, this is what my goal would be.
DarksideLuke (3) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wispy sediment at bottom, tipped 2x slowly before opening. 12 oz. bottle (dated 2015/02/18) poured into IPA glass. Pours golden amber, clear of sediment, ~1.5-2.0 fingers of foam, carbonated w/ noticeable med.-sized bubbles. Strong floral, muted biscuit-y and resin-y pine hop[py] aroma. Taste is soft, subtly fruity-sweet. Carbonation soon transforms into the tiniest of bubbles; tipped lacing dissolves slowly. Easy, crisp and light mouth-feel for a 7% ABV (with no discernible alcohol bite). Mild hints of semi-sour tangerine, lightly roasted or charred malt, - wet and easily drinkable.
Thisis12ptfont (909) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of orange rind, tangerine, citrus and floral hops. Appearance is a bright gold with a very thin white foam. Taste is very smooth with creamy caramel, buttery hops, orange and citrus upfront. Nice biscuit, tangerine juice,more creamy caramel and definite hops and pines come through mid palate. Finishes very smooth with a residual hop smoothness and more big orange notes. Overall, very smooth and balanced IPA with a nice body and hop presence. A rating.