VsXsV (2635) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, citrus, spices, caramel, biscuit and red berries. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of mango, citrus and caramel. Nice tropical fruit component. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Too light bitterness.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, small white head. Very nice bright citrus and grass aroma. Taste is sweet but balanced.
AndyW68 (1194) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Near perfect. Drinking with jambalaya. Copper with incrdbly sticky white head. Aroma of hops and malt and citrus and more hops. Perfect creamy balance.
viverlee (18) - - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
If they made beer cologne Ė and if they donít they should Ė this wouldnít be a bad place to start.
STYLE: American IPA
LOOK: Creamy head sits nicely atop a surprisingly clear amber, more vinegar than oil. Slow but persistent carbonation up the gut. I can tell already, the lacing, itís there.
NOSE: Classic West Coast IPA. Sugared grapefruit right away. Also orange. Also pineapple. And also nectarines. Thereís a wonderful little piney note, like if you took a citrus cocktail and stirred it with just a needle or two. Tempting and coy.
MOUTH: It canít replicate the nose, and thatís a shame because I had orgasmic hopes for a mouth parade. What I need here is some sweet honey tang and something that sticks in my gums for a minute. This, Iím afraid, is too light to be excellent. But not to get too caught up in the negatives, because there are some, letís cover the positives. Because there are just as many. Sharper pine without being overwhelming. Clever bitterness. And a nice malty gulp.
Beeradvocate Rating: 89
ratebeer Rating: 96
Hayward Abbey Rating: 86
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, really good, welcome Uinta to Ohio. an interesting mix of pine and citrus flavors is a very good way to put it, even the grass is apparent.. solid IPA that varies from the onslaught of Citra and Galaxy Iím diggin it.
b3shine (6246) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent orange with sticky off-white lacing. Smells solid too; bitter hops with a semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
lamas (1425) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best before: 04/20/13. A clear amber pour with a smallish beige head. A fine aroma of juicy oranges, grapefruits, faint pineapple, caramel, and pine trees. Relatively medium-bodied on the way down. Caramel, a light biscuity presence, and some hints of buttered bread upfront taste-wise. Grapefruits, oranges, and zesty citrus rinds are plentiful towards the end. The alcohol is well-hidden. Nicely balanced. Well-done. A standard for the style.
swoopjones (6677) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden sunset pour, hints of red & orange. nice white head. floral hops & sweet malty aroma that are struggling to surface. floral hops, fruitiness, sweet maltiness in flavor. Decent IPA. flavor >aroma
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of sweetness, bitter hops. A bit on the heavy side for me, I prefer them a bit crisper. Mint, eughaluptus, pines.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful orangey-gold with creamy, though brief, white head. Aroma of pine needles and sweet malt. Resinous evergreen flavors which carry on into the finish. Absolutely nothing to dislike about this IPA and much to love. However, a bit more complexity would not harm this beer.