jeremytoni (3017) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 9/26/2011. This IPA pours a medium to deep orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is floral and citrusy, with a touch of melon. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Medium bitterness with a nice hop bite. Decent carbonation. A nice balanced IPA, no big hops, no big malts, just a nice IPA with a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, but lingering.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle, WA. Had to try it, new hop, new ipa so here goes. Nothing about this beer is awesome. Medium gravity, medium hop aroma, medium finish. The hop itself has tinges of passionfruit, a little candied orange aroma, and a piney aftertaste. Peaches and apricots make appearances in the flavor, but very little if any. A non-remarkable ipa, but worth a try just for the new hop varietal.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a hazy orange color with a foamy beige head. Aroma is light hops, spicy notes and some fruit. Flavor is spicy hops, light fruit with a huge bitterness. Light burning sensation with a bitter finish.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear bright amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, hay and herbs. Flavor is very bitter with a caramel and bready malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a slick, almost syrupy mouth feel. Nice beer to try out the new hop but I’m not a huge fan.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a quickly subsided head.
Aroma: Floral and citrus scents slight toffee.
Taste: Bitter piny hops juicy and earthy bitterness. A little soapy. Lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Thin prickly carb.
Overall: Meh. <--- My first reaction. I enjoyed the First Rotator IPA with Citra Hops. The aroma and body was lacking.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Pioneer Majestic. Reddish orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is slightly toasty, very fruity, and just a little earth. Taste is some caramel, lots of earth, lots of biscuit, kinda pine, and a little dry spice. Great finish.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Has a nice aroma and a satisfying bitterness at the end. A good IPA but not great.
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours clear ruddy copper with a very transient whiteish head. Very floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is floral/citrus. Seems a bit light stone fruity. Malt is pretty well balanced out by the hop. Given the floral I’d vote ESB, but the malt level isn’t there. Very pleasant drink.
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sharp and snappy IPA without enough sweetness to balance it out. Rough bitterness, but not necessarily what I’d call harsh. Dry, peppery and bitter finish. Malts are toasted and crusty. Hops are nutty, resinous, woodsy and grassy. Not bad, but I didn’t like it nearly as much as the juicy X-114.