oc4111 (113) - USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with about a one finger head after a semi aggressive pour. It must be my sinuses acting up but I the aroma is very muted on this beer. I get more of the malt instead of the usual hop aroma. The taste though is more balanced. The malt comes through at the beginning but the the floral, resiny pine comes through at the end and lingers in the aftertaste. Thereís no alcohol burn on this beer even though it clocks in at over 7% abv. I could see myself throwing back several of these on a warm summer day.
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear golden color, medium sudsy white head. Aroma: big malty aroma with some hints of grapefruit/citrusy hops. Taste: bready maltiness up front, spicy bitter and citrusy middle, finishing with a kind of caramely malt, hop bitterness; interesting. Mouthfeel: thinnish but creamy body. Overall: solid IPA but not screaming anything to me. Like but donít love.
JFGrind (1726) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong citrus hop aroma, golden bodied with a lemony zing to the flavor. Packaging is top notch, custom bottle and appealing label, however, the IPA was focused squarely on hop aroma. I would have liked a deeper overall bitterness and more malt backbone.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose is malty with some floral hoppiness. The taste started with a mild maltiness next comes moderate floral and citrus hops. Finishes clean and dry. Nicely balanced beer. Fruity and refreshing.
Rrauth (650) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Powerful hop aroma. Light orange pale crystal clear color with light tan head. Lacing Down the whole glass. Super bitter taste and long aftertaste. Awesome beer.
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acearl (347) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden clear hue. White foamy head. Medium body. Alcohol hidden well. Some citrus hops not overwhelming. Light bitterness. Decent.
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Braudog (5062) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at a Taco Mac. At first blush, this is another cookie-cutter, orange-amber beer. This does drink with a nice creamy appeal, however, and is super pleasant to drink. But it lacks any real hoppy kick I was expecting, just a floral flourish at the end instead. (#4512, 2/27/2012)
alexanderj (3083) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; poured an orange color with a whitish head. Aroma of orange, citrus, caramel, and bread. Flavor of citrus, orange, earth, bread, and some yeast and pine. Crisp flavor, but not great.
Blairgus (1800) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 march 2012, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles, foamy head. big oily, resiny hops on the nose and nothing else. thin/med body and a bit fizzy. dried resiny hop flavor. really not much to this. resiny hops and a bit of malt balance to differentiate it from a west coast ipa. okay.
Shag (2445) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some pine, oranges, and lemons. Flavor is quite bitter with a strong citrus flavor. Some malt presence but this certainly one for the hop heads and I am one. Aftertaste is also bitter.