Aurelius (4059) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright, grapefruity/floral, hoppy malty aroma. Great embossed bottle and label. Clear, gold beer, big head. Bold hopping, but well-played. Sour fruits, a little salty. Good execution, good balance. Not the most complex but intriguing. Substantial body, west coast finish. Very good. Bottle, Mellow Mushroom, Augusta, GA.
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NV
Hazy amber color with generous head. The hoppy aroma is partially fruity, nice. Medium body strength; good malt and toffee flavor, with resiny hops. Long final.
Good, bitter, but easy and too caramelly, therefore hiding the qualities of the hop.
arondee (545) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangish color with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sticky hops and malts. The taste is orange peel, grapefruit, and a good malt backbone. A good IPA.
penstemon (127) - - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange-amber with an off-white head. Lots of grapefruit in the nose, other citrus and some pine as well. Taste is grapefruit, pine, a hint of bready malt. Fairly creamy with a drying resinous bitter finish. Pretty solid hop-forward IPA.
lusikka (6033) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Beer Revolution, Oakland. Rated on 19.10.2012.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of caramel, mandarin orange and grassy hops. Flavour of strong bitter hops, pine, lemongrass and bread-like maltiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly sweet finish. Decent.
EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice citrus (tangerine/orange) and spicy hop aroma and flavor. Bready and sweet malt flavor. Moderate bitterness.
Bricks (583) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Struck me as your typical IPA, just a little more bitter and a little more smooth.
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle kept refrigerated until serving about 5.5 months after bottling date.
Exceptional looking with very fine (probably natural) carbonation, an unusually cream head, and plenty of sticky lacing left behind on the glass.
The hoppy aroma features orange, other citrus, and herbal components, with caramel malt in the background. The flavor is similar, with enough malt sweetness to tame the potentially more aggressive hop bitterness. Has a more nuanced and appealing aftertaste with some nice orange and baked bread flavors thrown in with the typical grapefruit.
omhper (19221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy deep golden, small head. Lychee aroma. Sweet and bready with medium body with well rounded mouthfeel. Lots of sweaty lychee. Mid bitter finish.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Maria’s. Pours a nice looking deep golden orange, lightly hazed with persistent white head. The nose is distinctly hop forward, notes of citrus and faint resiny pine. Clean overall with a bit of an old school hop aroma. Big aroma. Faint malt. On tasting, it is medium high in bitterness. It could stand to be kicked up a notch. The malt is nice, touch sweet and supportive. Resiny hop flavors at the finish, not my favorite. A bit light overall on the palate which detracts. Still, solid NW style IPA.