beerme31 (446) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a darker golden color, medium off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, citrus, floral, herbs. A little fruity sweet taste to it. Nice flavor. Finishes easy, much more mild bitter finish then I expected. Medium-light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Despite 7.3% abv no alcohol taste. Overall this is a good and enjoyable brew.
Westmeister (1444) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with off white head. Aroma of mild spicy hops, pine, orange, grapefruit with offsetting sweet malts. The taste is similar with a balancing finish. Very easy drinking as it was a bit light on the bitterness. More so than I typically like but the balance was there.
Phillies08Champs (650) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a case I got at Frank Smith’s. This case was a steal under 35 with tax. Pours a pale yellow to orange. nose is sweet with bubble gum and ctton candy. first sip is nice with a balance of pale malt that finishes with citrus to a spicy tingely mouth feel.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A wipe array of odd flavors. The malt is metallic, the hops have been stretched way to far, and there is a really off soapy aftertaste. Does not look good in the glass, .1 point for solid lacing. Looks bad, promising for a second, then bad.
billshmeinke (13) - USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of resin, pine, and hints of citrus/grapefruit, some bread like malt as well.
Clear golden body with loads of head. Great lacing and retention.
Light medium honey like sweetness with a medium high bitterness.
Pretty nice IPA all around. Might pick this up again a few times. Probably no time soon though.
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark hay or light amber. Minimal head. Some chill haze? Smells much better than it looks. Some malt there but predominately citrusy hops- grapefruit, orange zest. Medium mouthfeel, bracing. Residual sweetness and smackability in the finish. Mostly hop-forward. Feels a little unbalanced to me but I like it. May re-rate taste as it warms. Not bad at all!
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours an orange amber color with a white foam head. Aroma of delicate grapefruit, citrus, and resiny pine. Has a sweet citrus taste with a resiny hop hit. Nice caramel and grapefruit notes through the finish.
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter from bottle. A: pretty medium fragrance, simply smells of hops with slight citrus. App: clear, golden color with a slight amber hue. Long lasting, slightly tan, frothy head T: very top hopped, probably 3 hop varietals, predominantly goldings, very light front and very light back, same hop character all the way through. P: medium bubbles, goes down smooth with a minor burn/bite in the throat from the hops. Medium to long lasting aftertaste.
jerwinch (3) - - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark clear orange with one inch of white sticky foam on top in a pint glass poured from a bottle. Fantastic hops aroma with pine and citrus dominating - this is what an IPA should smell like. Taste is solid hop bitterness, exactly what it smells like. Slight maltiness, smooth going down and a lingering of piney hops on the palate. A terrific IPA!
Cybercat (2912) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a beautiful, slightly hazy golden amber with a thick, fine-bubbled pale beige head. Aroma is decidedly hoppy with an undertone of sour orange. Strongly hoppy flavor has evergreen, sour orange and woody notes, just a touch of bitterness, and a whisper of fruity sweetness - very satisfying for this sort of brewski. Texture has average body but plenty of fizz and liveliness. Finish is hoppy and a little citrus. Worth seeking!