thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye dated May 9, 2012) clear medium gold, ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of sage, very dank, peppercorn, grapefruit peel. Taste is a little dank also, caramel, medium bitterness, medium oily body.
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Strong, sweet nose of grape and some citrus. Literally a bitter sweet arrival of the hops and sweet notes of the grape. Decent brew, but I find the mouth feel and this odd gap between the bitterness and the hops. Hard to explain.
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear bright amber copper with buff head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine and biscuit malt.
Taste of grapefruit, pine and caramel malt.
Medium body with medium/high carbonation.
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rbrazell (1656) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Momo's. Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, grapefruit, light pine, and underlying malts. Weird balance of flavors feature tropical fruit up front and a quick bitter finish. Medium light bodied. Could have been executed better.
csaso (1370) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - good size foamy head, medium copper color, nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mils sweet malt backbone - if you like the citrus & grapefruit style IPAs, you will like this
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grass and floers. Taste is nicely bitter grass and pine. Not bad.
cmkbaca (7) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
slightly piney, very bitter, strong citrus taste. This is IPA at its best. This is in my top 3 IPA’s, and I am an IPA snob. being a snob I won’t look this horse in the mouth, just know that It is a great beer good example of the style.
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass.
Appearance: Beautiful clear, golden with and orange hue. Poured with a good three finger off white head. It dissipated quickly. Some head lacing. Good carbonation as well.
Aroma: As soon as I popped the top I could smell the grapefruit. A little spice notes. Overall just a citrusy, hop smell. Mainly picking up the grapefruit. Smells refreshing.
Taste: Very smooth right from the tip of the tongue. A little hop bitterness with a definite citrus taste. Slight bit of sweetness. Carbonation very present in the mouth feel.
Verdict: Very nice IPA. I like that they added the grapefruit in there. Adds to the bitterness of the hops without making it too overpowering and having too long of an aftertaste. I like this a lot. Didn't know what to expect we haven't had them around long.
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Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sort of stale aroma but not bad. flavor is a little on the musty side with expected frutiness and a moderately bitter finish. kind of unclean but has a nice refreshing quality. reminds me a lot of the x114 or whatever it was called, but, (you guessed it) a little fruitier. not one to seek out and savor, but not a bad offering at all. i would have liked the grapefruit peel to be more dominant, if that’s supposed to be this beer’s gimmick, you know?
ben4321 (3927) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/26/12
Aroma: The nose has citrus hop/grapefruit rind, some resin, and a floral notes
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed orange color with a small white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet and light-medium bitter, much like the nose, with grapefruit and resin
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a soft-to-average carbonation, a clean feel, and a slightly dry finish
I actually thought this one was pretty solid. The grapefruit rind is really quite noticeable, and was the first thing I noticed, long before reading the description. Interesting and solid stuff.