MartinT (8351) - 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 (8331) - 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.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl oz bottle at the beer bar inside NK Saluhall, lowest level of the NK building in Stockholm. Very nice place. Sampled on November 14, 2012.
Hazy copper color, white head. Sweet, intense, hoppy, citrus, caramel scent, nice! Intense, hoppy, bitter, citrus, caramel taste. Dry bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Lingering dry hoppy bitterness.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is fairly clear orange with nice white head out of bottle, aroma brings notes of pine and grass, some slight floral, and orange notes with touch of balancing biscuit. Taste is fairly nice, hop forward and fairly bitter, hints of grass, pine, orange, and some earthy spice, some biscuit, finishes fairly dry and bitter.
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A shared 12oz bottle. Best by 4/18/13. Clear orange - yellow color. Real thin off-white head, decent lace. Nice resiny, pine nose. Nice lighter carbonation - very dry texture. Caramel malts, but a good big bitter hoppiness too. Interesting malt profile. A sweet hoppy finish, too, with a good resiny aroma in the aftertaste. This is interesting... Malt-forward, a little sweet, but still has a very good interesting resiny hop profile. One I need to revisit, I think.
BMan1113VR (7896) - 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.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Hazy orange. Aroma of slightly stale hops, a bit piney. Flavor has slightly stale hops bitterness with a bit of piney and citric hints. Medium-bodied. Seems a bit too old.
deyholla (7588) - 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.
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Public House in Vegas. Hazy deep orange amber, lacy head. Floral hops mingle with sweet malts on the nose. Crunchy cereal malts support intense hop structure that is more piney and earthy than the nose suggests. Long bitter finish. Very good.
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Binny’s. Slightly murky orange pour with a big pillowy white head. Lots of malt and pine in this. Clearly well made, but not really my style of IPA.