nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2010
The aroma is pretty typical for an IPA. It’s got plenty of caramel malt, citrus and pine hops, and a touch of biscuits. The appearance is amber with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer and even though it’s not exceptional for the style it is very solid and excels and appearance and mouth feel. Recommended. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of Mario etc. Thanks, guys! Pours a bright, golden-orange color with brilliant clarity; light effervescence; medium-bubbled off-white head with solid retention and lacing; bright and shiny. Significant amount of poignant citrus and herbal hops (plenty of grapefruit rind), with a fairly minimal malt core: nicely dry, some hints of tea, but generally stripped of sweetness; solid, flawless nose, very much in the West Coast IPA style. Medium body; moderate carbonation; no overt alcohol here, just a modestly warming, slight vinous character at the core (rounded); lots of citrus / grapefruit hop flavor and bitterness, with a slightly herbal quality, even some floral notes; lots of bitterness, sans astringency; a mild tea-like, lightly toasty candied malt core that just pokes its head up, just enough to keep things on coarse; some mild fruitiness throughout, but generally very, very dry and slim. Lasting finish of a lingering citrus bitterness and toasty notes; nicely dry, with a hint of a metallic note at the far end. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at Rivertowne North Shore. Decent hoppy aroma, a bit stale. Light floral and fruity character. Mild caramel sweetness. A touch of spicy hop character. Clear amber body with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Neutral fruity hop character. Some oxidation notes, caramelized sugar tang. Hop bitterness in finish with mild astringency. Decent IPA but a little unbalanced, too sweet up front and harsh bitter after. snuffla (176) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Ar - Faint hint of oranges, and lots of caramel. Ap - Brone shot thru with golden highlights. Nice. T - Big, malty, caramel with more orange. m - Nice, clean for a beer that threatens thick on the nose. Overall - American IPA, no more no less. Little underwhelmed with this one. mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle, picked up from CBX. Poured a pretty amberish gold with not much of a head to speak of, just a thin blanket of white foam. Aroma was a fantastic punch of citrusy hops. Super fresh, resiny goodness. Just enough malty sweetness to give it that candied hop aroma. Flavors held up nicely to the aroma. Obvious citrusy hop flavors up front with a pleasing and expected bitter finish. Perfectly balanced, semi-sweet hop flavors balanced nicely with the bitter finish. Wish I would have bought more!
Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Dense white head on a clear honey colored beer. Aroma is sweet citrus and some tropical or sweet-tart notes. Taste is the same, and juicy with hops without any bracing bitterness. $3/12oz SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
bottle Not sure how old, but consumed soon after i got it. pours a clear copper with a small offwhite head. aroma of sweet caramel and light fruity, pine-laden hops. a bit too bready and sweet for my liking. okay, not great. drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
poured orange with decent head smelled of hops and malts as well as citrus and pine tasted of hops balanced by the malt IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Where are your palates people? This beer starts off nice, then gives you a punch of some kind of weird off hop thing. Finishes like every other forgettable IPA I have had in my life. Glad I only purchased one. tennisjoel (1459) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Amber orange pour. Thick white head. A little bit of a candied hop profile. Slightly harsh on the tongue. Overall a well made IPA, but I think having this after Pliny and being assaulted with hops, it might have been better to have this another time. Still very solid.