BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle marked 4/30/12. Pours with a crystal clear, medium golden orange hued body with a large, slightly off-white to bone hued head. Aromas are malty, bready, biscuit, caramel malt, pinenuts. Malt dominant aroma. Some floral, citrus, pine, grapefruit and light tamarind hop aromas. Low esters. Flavors are bready, malty, dry and lightly oxidized (odd). Malt forward, grassy, lavender. Medium bitter, some sweetness, overall bitter balance. Floral, citrus and pith. Quite a lot of toasted malt character with some biscuit notes. Overall a pretty reserved/traditional IPA. Low esters, some iced tea like flavors in the finish. Moderate to somewhat high carbonation, medium bodied.
Jubes (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange gold pour citrus nose. Hops linger throughout but not over done. Tasty overall.
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Foxbush (1196) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle This was purchased at The Caboose in Ashland, VA. The ale poured a hazy orange. There was a nice head and frothy white head with lacing down the glass. . There is a strong apricot taste . There is nice floral taste that is detected at the finish. This is excellent IPA great appearance and the apricots make this a unique ale. The carbonation is average but creates a nice head.
jake65 (2510) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pale golden color with a thick, creamy off-white head. Tons of very thick lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of citrus to florals with some caramel malt. Hop forward taste is mostly floral with some breadier malts. Nice hop flavor and not bitter.
Lukaduke (1669) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper orange color with a finger head that sticks well... Aromas are big grapefruit and fruit heavy fresh hops with traces of sweet caramel malts. On the palate it is burly with good notes of citrus and earthy bitterness. Nice beer but the balance of fruit and bitterness are a little off for me... bit overall a nice IPA.
devilben02 (260) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from my home tap with a a bright yellow-orange color and a thick, foamy head, this beer has an aroma of light citrus and woodsy hops combined with a likewise light bready malt character. The flavor is more pronounced, with a bitingly bitter combination of dull grapefruit rind and grass, although there is also a mild malty presence to provide some semblance of balance. The mouthfeel is resinous and substantial, enhancing the bold, bitter flavor. Overall, this is a solid, bright IPA that impresses but doesn’t stand out.
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total Wine, Fairfax 355ml ($2): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is floral, malty, honeyish, with some sharper hops in there as well. Taste is a little sweet. Good astringent hops from the middle to the end. Mellow mouthfeel. Slightly lingering aftertaste. High alcohol superbly covered. Well-balanced. I was expecting something good with this, but this fortunately exceeded my expectations.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. All around solid IPA. I appreciate the 7.3% abv and the smooth finish. Will definitely drink/buy again.
mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has citrus and a little something else, could be a lot stronger. Nicely balanced assertive bitterness and firm bodied malt. Strong enough to call it a 1.5IPA. Long and strong bitter hops linger on the finish. Pack some more aroma hops in there and I’ll call it top notch.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant aggressive hop aroma, fairly predictable flavor and color profile for a flagship IPA. Nevertheless, this is a tasty brew - and in our area at least, a very affordable higher alcohol IPA.