GMCC2181 (1550) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up at SL.... Pours a dark orange in color. Decent little head that faded quickly. Lots of pine and grapefruit on the nose. Taste is bitter pine needles with a touch of grapefruit. Really does lack balance. Medium body easy to drink. Overall: Mehhhh, far from bad but I can think of many other IPAs that I would drink before this one.
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle. Slightly hazy amber orange color topped by a small bubbly white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma mixed with citrusy, piney hops. Even a hint of Gouda cheese in the nose. Bittersweet hops dominate the palate. No malt backbone at all. Very much out of balance. Very little body or depth. Brief dry finish. Disappointing.
ben4321 (4484) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012
Location: Draft at the Dutch in SoHo, 7/23/12
Aroma: This one has a nose of resin/pine hops, and some light citrus
Appearance: It pours a clear gold-orange, with a white head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The taste of this beer is medium-plus bitter with some minimal sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, with a decently smooth feel, and a fairly heavy dry finish
This was a pretty decent IPA for sure. It was not a standout, but a solid one with a nice, heavy hoppy feel.
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this IPA. Great aroma of hops and a tiny bit of citrus. Cloudy yellow pour with a decent head. Taste was all hops but it wasn’t bitter. Just a nice clean hop taste left on the palate.
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stagshead. Pours hazy orange with thin head. Nose of pine and resin. Tastes of light orange citrus, pine forest, malt, earth, and light woody. Medium bodied and light sticky.
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Mostly clear orange color. Thin fizzing off-white head. Little dots of lace. Good nice light smooth carbonation. Lighter body. Very easy to gulp down. Satisfying bitter taste. Great hip aroma - pine, resin, herbal aromas. Some citrus. Good toasty malt balance. Great IPA to session.
Beerathon (1460) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Way too piney. I much prefer their older IPA staple "Hops Infusion". Shame they got rid of that in favor of this lesser brew. It was all quite average. The citrus aroma that is advertised did not come through enough in the nose or taste. Mediocre.
Arayaga2 (1871) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a thin white head. Aroma is standard mild citrus, and taste is the same with bready malt and bitter pithy hops. Clean and uninteresting $1.80/12 oz
Leafs93 (1824) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, resin and very faint malts, hard time discerning them. Taste is bittersweet with a medium mouth feel and oily texture.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Barcade Jersey City with Paul. Pours a faintly hazed amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft caramel, light citrus, hops. Medium bodied, sweet and malty. Light bitterness picks up touches of quinine on the finish. Smooth and easy drinking, but an otherwise unremarkable IPA.