BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Poured a deep straw color with good carbonation and a small white cap
S: Some grass and hay with a dash flowers in there for good measure
T: Grassy with light citrus notes notes, somple but clean and tasty as heck. Wow. this beer hops and pops well.
M: Lighter to medium body with good carbonation, light floral and fresh cut grass lingers
O: Good IPA and a very clean, well put together IPA
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange-copper into the glass, with an initially wispy eggshell head that diminishes to spotty lacing. The nose is of floral and pine notes. Flavors follow the nose, with some orange and light grapefruit citrus mingling with pine resin and pine needles to close the finish. The citrus remains on the palate, and with a substantive mouthfeel, but easy drinkability, this shows promise in the summer months. Not too heavy, but complex enough to be a good brew with a nice quaff.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is mango/pine, some light malt. Taste is pine/dank hops with some bite, 2nd light malt. Nice, crisp. 3.8.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Relatively clear copper coloured body with an orange glow and a nice, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, herbal hops, resin and a bunch of nice bittering hop notes. Medium-bodied; Nice pungent hoppy notes with a ton of bitterness, a lot of thick body from the malt and a good citrus note that stays on for quite a while. Aftertaste is quite potent with some alcohol flavours, a lot of malt body and the pungent herbal, grassy and citrus hops. Overall, a nice IPA that is done very well and shows a lot of the good hoppiness, while also having great body and a deep strong flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 03-February-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 24-April-2012.
cbirker (42) - Fullerton, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of piney and floral hops. Appears amber/golden with nice clarity and lacing. Taste is similar to aroma but more malt finish. Medium mouthfeel. Overall I really liked this brew. Its very smooth and could be considered a session IPA even with the 7.3% ABV
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clean pour with a good head. Copper in color with a citrus aroma and flavor make this IPA on the lighter side. Solid taste especially considering over 7% ABV. One of the better IPAs that I can recall.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, datestamp 3/29/12. clear apple juice bronze. strong juicy fruit bubble gum / mango / tutti-frutti hop nose with a light dose of concrete mix / minerals. medium body with an appropriately balanced bitterness (grass, parsley, young squash) and sweetness (mango, papaya, bubble gum). zippy, zesty and snappy enough and light enough (even at over 7%) to stay balanced. not too sweet (for me) and presents the fruit aromatics of the hops well without any harsh resin character.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As far as IPAs go this one is pretty good. Aroma is really nice while the head lasts spicy style hops with pine and grapefruit and even a bit of juniper (scent, not actual)
Appearance is actually really really nice, Super clear copper color with a nice tight head that unfortunately disappears quickly hurting the lasting aroma. Taste is bitter, with all the aroma notes and a skinny backbone of malts, not grainy or sweet really just barely there.
Palate is a bit sweet but mostly dry.
Overall this is a good IPA but Iím getting kind of burnt out on IPAs. So Iím not sure if itís great or not, or if I just donít think IPAs can be all that great anymore.
alex4r (68) - - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colored ipa with a thin white head. Nice hope and pine presence on the nose. Nice mouthfeel not dry and even as it goes down. Very easy to drink. Solid effort and a beer you could chill and drink all night
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid IPA. Nose of citrus and pine resin. Deep amber, small head. Taste of citrus and grapefruit and caramel and sweet malts; good balance between strong malts and strong bitter hops. Bitter finish. Mouth is almost cloying, not with sticky sweetness but with sticky resin.