elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottled May 9, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours mostly clear golden amber with a two finger white head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a small foamy cap.
Aroma starts dank, herbal and a bit musty, then I can pick up a little of the the grapefruit peel, floral hops, some bready malt. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is grapefruit, orange, citrus, some caramel and bready malt in the middle with a decent bit of sweetness, moderate bitterness on the finish with a touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, yet a bit creamy, moderate carbonation.
Nice easy-drinking IPA. Good flavor, aroma is a bit odd with the musty notes, though.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of citrus grapeqfruit in the aroma. Very citrusy and a bit dry at the same time. Sticks on the tongue a tad too long but at the least the nose lasts.
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on July 14th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma is of pine, faint grapefruit.
Taste: Nice amount of bitterness, citrus.
Summary:A solid IPA, my favorite of the rotator series so far.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot colored pour, white head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus peel, grassy hops. Flavor is a nice mix of strong hops and caramel malt. Not bad at all.
mikesaum (568) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with an off white head. Aroma is grapefruit with some pine, smells a bit sweet. Taste is grapefruit rind and a bit of pine and resin, cramel malt behind it. Pretty good ipa
vyvvy (3551) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure what’s happened here. Used to think of Widmer as putting out ’craft for the masses’ sort of thing, but I’ve really enjoyed some of the recent offerings. Not only are they good for the buck these days, but a lot of these are just downright good. This one pours light copper with a nice sized off-white head. The aroma is hop forward with grapefruit, spice, light funk, orange and a bit of malt to balance things out nicely. Medium crisp body with a modest amount of micro sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of grapefruit, orange and clean toasty malt. There is lots of grapefruit which is probably from both the zest and hops bumping up those flavors. The finish is more of the same and quite dry, hoppy and grapefruity. Nicely done.
beerbastard (629) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mouth watering juicey red grapefruit nose with a little pine in the background. Grapefruit and more grapefruit, with a medium bitter finish. My new breakfast drink. Lacks some of the malt sweetness for balance. Very refreshing and fun to drink.
bubbleflubber (1696) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the Tilted Kilt in Myrtle Beach. Pours a deep golden/off-orange into the glass, with a wispy foamed head that reduces to soapy lace. A lot of peel and zest and light pine to the nose. Flavors follow the profile, a little thin on the malt backbone with bitters mingling with lots of peel, rind and zest toward a crisp bitter finish. Works ok for the summer heat, but not a heavy IPA. It certainly doesn't have to be, but just a bit seltzery for my liking.
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ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma is lightly floral...citrusy...orange. flavor has orange and grapefruit with mild pine in the end. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry citrusy/lt pine finish.