daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold/orangish pour. White head. Aroma of grapefruit peel, caramel. Flavor is nice with resin, citrus. Nice!
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good though not exceptional IPA, on tap at Capone’s Restaurant. Big IBU, fruity and orange. Spider lace. Decent drinkability, however some bleach in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle marked 4/30/12. Pours with a crystal clear, medium golden orange hued body with a large, slightly off-white to bone hued head. Aromas are malty, bready, biscuit, caramel malt, pinenuts. Malt dominant aroma. Some floral, citrus, pine, grapefruit and light tamarind hop aromas. Low esters. Flavors are bready, malty, dry and lightly oxidized (odd). Malt forward, grassy, lavender. Medium bitter, some sweetness, overall bitter balance. Floral, citrus and pith. Quite a lot of toasted malt character with some biscuit notes. Overall a pretty reserved/traditional IPA. Low esters, some iced tea like flavors in the finish. Moderate to somewhat high carbonation, medium bodied.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pretty cool puke green, recycled paper label. Moderately hazy dark orange appearance with a fluffy white head. Really a nice grapefruit, orange citrusy, slightly piney hoppy, sweet pale malty aroma. Dessert pale malty, slightly spicy, grapefruit citrusy hoppy flavor. Booze is hidden well. Surprisingly a pretty nice IPA.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - 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.
MartinT (7317) - 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.
DocLock (7222) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Capone’s and Craft Ale (also had the draft at Capone’s). Pours dark straw with 3-finger clingy off-white head. Nose is a great resiny, piney hop bomb, with tangerine, pineapple, and black pepper. Tastes very resiny, piney, with a huge hop bill, some mid-palate tangerine, pineapple, and black pepper, and a bitter finish. This one is great.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear bright golden brass with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny piney hoppy nose with a touch of sweet, lightly toasted caramel malt. Body starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a light malty sweetness which quickly reveals the grapefruity hop bitterness and flavor within. Finishes drier, clean and bittersweet. True to style and dangerously drinkable.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy light tan head. Good head retention and nice sheets of lacing. Really a nice looking beer. The aroma is herbal and peppery hops with pale malts. The taste is herbal hops, caramel, faint fruitiness and a bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and a slight lingering bitterness. Nice.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours a clear orange with a medium, yellow, rockier head with nice retention and stickier lacing. Nose is fresh cantaloupe, honey, pine, cheesier hops. Taste is aggressively bitter, piney, sappy, no off character. Thankfully not astringent. No sugar or red apples. No orange candies. Nice.