leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark gold with light lacing. Citrus hops, good balance. Some bitterness on the palate.
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber golden IPA with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, nice grassy floral hops with light lemony notes. In mouth, super classic IPA with loads of citrusy floral hops, pink grapefruit notes, warming alcohol, very nice.
csaso (2100) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - small foamy head, medium orange copper color, very nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor with just a touch of pine also, decent malt backbone, very good overall
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Respectable IPA. Pine and grapefruit aroma which carries over to flavor. Nice malt backbone (as foreshadowed by a beautiful copper color pour), coyly hidden under massive bitterness. As such, I disagree that this is a balanced IPA. It's West Coast style, old school, all the way.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
matty (359) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden copper color. Slight off-white head with some lacing. Weak dry hop aroma. Medium body, balanced flavor of malt and hops. Slight dry caramel/roasted finish. Average - not bad, but not amazing. Drinkable.
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, grass, and citrus fruit on the nose, along with subtle caramel notes. Clear dark orange with a mostly lasting, splotchy, white head. Bitter with a touch of malty sweetness. Medium body, lively carbonation, and finishes with aggressive yet quick, snappy hops that linger for quite some time.
NikkTwist (2719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange amber with a tight white head. Light lace. Notably tropical flavored IPA. Mango. Palm. Orange. Pineapple. Bubble gum. Cocoa butter. Pinecones. Straw. Pink grapefruit. Good body. Smooth finish. Nice IPA.
Stevesie (336) - - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Dark copper color with about one finger of khaki colored, frothy head. Unremarkable nose. Smooth and balanced--a little grass with a dry finish. Very solid.
tmongoose (2221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color with off white head. The aroma is citrus and mango hoppy aroma with some underlying grassy notes. With the upfront flavor you get some bitterness and carbonation with some mild hop bitterness in the middle. This is a medium bodied IPA that is quite smooth and very drinkable.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer threw me a bit on first sip. Its got a strange balance of flavors that initially made it seem like something was missing. Several sips along, though, and this evident problem was resolved, as the beer tastes pretty smooth and is quite satisfying.
Surprising that it comes from Utah, possibly the state with the most restrictive alcohol laws. Most beer is limited to 4% ABV, and finding anything outside the mainstream adjunct beers (mainly of the ’lite’ variety) is impossible outside the big cities. I was unpleasantly shocked passing through the state on a cross country bicycle tour last summer.
These laws don’t keep 30 packs of Bud Light from flying off the convenience store shelves, though.