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 (1743) - 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 (2590) - 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 (720) - 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 (10699) - 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 (3430) - 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.
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a smallish beige head. The aroma has bready caramel malts, peaches, pineapple, spice and lots of tropical hoppiness. Medium body with mildly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with caramel malt that is sweeter than the aroma lets on & the hops of the aroma are there, but they are a bit overpowered by the malt. The finish has some hard mineral traits added in. This is a decent beer for the price.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper body with a thin white head. Dry, piney hop bitterness with a nice citrus backing. Nice.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coppery amber with a short, foamy tan head. Floral and citrusy hops with a touch of pine and a pleasant caramel and malt backbone. Taste is slightly spicy hops mixed with pine, floral notes, light citrus, chewy malt, and caramel. Body is medium and slick/resinous with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more floral notes, citrus fruit, pine resins, spicy hops, caramel, chewy malt and tropical fruit.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bright orange with a smallish head. Big orange citrus hoppy aroma, with some sticky resin tones, alongside some floralness. Taste was mild citrus with some grassy bitterness taking the spotlight. Chewy toffee backbone, but still too dry and bitter.