Sammy (11242) - 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.
daknole (10883) - 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!
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Hop Notch
Date: January 17, 2012
Source: Ale Yeah!
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, sheets of icy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, plenty of floral hops
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, balancing malt sweetness, bitterness comes in to even it all out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
rosenbergh (10653) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. BB 10/03/14. From a kiosk in Portland, OR.
Hazy orangey golden color with a small white head.
Citrusy hops, lemon, mild bitterness and dry grainy malt in the aroma.
The flavor is... old hops... shit... I didn’t check the BB date before buying... There’s old hops, mild bitterness and dryness in the flavor. Needs a rerate.
And the rerate is coming much sooner than I thought...
12 oz can. BB 1/8/16. (Beermongers) Portland, OR.
Deep golden color with a small white head.
Citrusy and piney hops, some bitterness and dryness in the aroma.
The flavor is... fresh... citrusy and piney hops, moderate bitterness... Tasty.
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is floral and resin. Medium body, juicy hop, pine, citrus, light bitterness, good.
adnielsen (10490) - 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.
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not sure of the freshness of this one, but it’s what they were serving at Canfest. Medium bitterness and florals. Understated hop aroma and flavor as far as the citrus and pine is concerned. OK, but definitely nothing that makes me see the high rank. i like the Trader Session Ipa MARKEDLY BETTER.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale fest. Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet grains and grassy hops with a hint of resin. Flavor has much more resin and pine up front that mellow to grass with a sweet grain backbone.
DocLock (9999) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.