callmemickey (2689) - 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 (5591) - 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 (10276) - 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 (555) - 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 (111) - 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 (7779) - 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 (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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 (283) - 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
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Lots of hops but lots of balance, too. Nice malt backbone, but still lots and lots of hops. But the hops are never overwhelming. Rather complex hop profile.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, medium to dark, brownish orange with great carbonation and and average, off-white head that kept a nice sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel malt; moderate to heavy pine, resin, grapefruit and orange hops; and mango. The initial flavor was slight to lightly sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was light to moderately sweet and moderate to nearly heavily bitter. There was caramel malt, orange hops, grapefruit hops, resinous hops, pine hops, and a little tropical fruit hops. The medium body was a little oily and then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
pras (441) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, two fingers of head. Nose is full of citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and resinous hops. Flavor is more of the same. Hop punch in the face full of grapefruit and astringent bitterness. Finishes nice and dry. A nice IPA and my first beer from this brewery.