bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with great soapy head and lace. The aroma is a fresh hop blast of cat funk, grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Flavor is soft biscuits, moderately sweet, candied orange, grapefruit, and a strongly alpha acid bitter finish that lingers. This must be very fresh. It’s full, soft, and fairly light on the palate other than the hop effects. A hop fix...nearly over so but hey...that’s what I love.
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a cloudy gold. Mellow, but slightly spicy hop aroma, with hints of citrus. Flavor is very balanced up front, citrus, light fruit and sweet, bready malt mingling together, followed by a dry burst of pine. Bitter, alcoholic kick of a finish that lingers for a good while. Oily mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Overall, a quite nice IPA, but a little rough around the edges.
callmemickey (2089) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-yellow body, decent sized white head, streaky lacing. Nose is a mixture of pine and citric fruits. Fairly balanced, but certainly not bland or boring. Citric notes take over in the flavor profile with pine hanging in there as well. Light malt presence. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, mellow bitterness.
larsniclas (5306) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Golden. White head.
Sweet and hoppy, perfume-ish aroma.
Sweet and oily.
Grassy hoppiness and sweet toffee.
rlgk (9033) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
SBWF 2012. Golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apple, citrus, peach, apricot, floral, pine, hay, mango, plums, pear, grapefruit notes, creamy, some biscuits. Hoppy pine flavor, floral, pine apple, pear, peach, mango, hay, citrus, some apricot. Hoppy fruity finish with floral and creamy notes.
budznsudz (425) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange with a soapy head that hangs out for a bit. There is some nice sticky lacing left behind. The aroma is exceptional. Fruity hops and pine dominate the nose. The taste is light and fruity with a bit of a hop bite on the finish. It’s a bit thin on the palate with a medium body and not much malt backbone to speak of.
frpilz (110) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a very full thick tapioca looking head. Light copper color, brilliant clear opacity. Strong aroma of hay, clover, citrus, pine. Very full hop entry, malt seems to be in the background, but not balanced and there is the alcholol warmth at the end. Very very hoppy for this medium thin clean beer. Mouthfeel is medium-light, finish is not as long as I like, the citrus is overdone where it tastes like lemon zest and grapefruit pith. Still tasty, but the bittering hops here lack complexity, and levels of flavor that I like in this style of beer. Needs more malt, and more roasted character.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
This nearly crisp IPA sets forth grapefruit and flower aromas in a smooth body meant for easy drinking.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam sits atop the misty amber shine.
-This might not be the most explosive IPA, but everything it does it does very well.
-Carbonation feels natural, which I like.
-Grassy hop resins conclude each sip in a tasteful fashion.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 1) Bottle from..California. Brassy copper honeycombed with white. Florid, tinned peach and mandarin aroma with enough hop freshness to keep it the right side of cloying. I’m not a fan of US IPAs that taste like London Pride but this pulls it off with aplomb.. and added soapy hop, digestive biscuit malt, husk, tangerine and peach. A bit throatsweet-y but I like it.
2) Tap, PBR Rockbar and Grill, Las Vegas, 29/10/13. Peach iced tea, caramel-dripped nose. Burnt orange amber with a thin head and messy lace. Sweetly floral with a bright uncomplicated honey and peach thing, maybe pecan. 636713.
soyorganic (277) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy this hop heavy IPA, however the palate seems a little light and slighlty watered down. That’s my only problem with this being an awesome IPA