dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. I get a grainy, caramel aroma, which leads me to believe this is an old bottle. Taste is slightly spicy citrus hops, nice caramel notes and very smooth. Good balance with the hops. I would really like to try a fresh one as this is a tasty brew. ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Poured a deep rich but clear orange, with about a finger’s worth of foam with sticky white lacing. Aroma is very much like sweet bread dough. The taste is very heavy on floral hops, though there is a very full sweet malty backbone. The floral and sweet bread like flavors combine perfectly in this beer to make it very well balanced. lamas (1661) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. Pours a clear amber/rust color with a THICK and creamy sandy head that leaves webs of lace behind. The aroma features grapefruits, Mandarin oranges, citrus rinds, pine trees, caramel, a touch of pepper, and some rye in the background. Medium-bodied and smooth on the way down. The taste starts with a quick bit of caramel. A biscuity middle. Loads of bitter and drying juicy grapefruits and citrus rinds. A little spicy at the end. Just a tad harsh. Fairly crisp. Another excellent west coast IPA! ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Poured a 12oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
APPEARANCE: Fairly clear, bright orange color bordering on blood red. Two-finger, eggshell, frothy head. Good retention and lacing.
AROMA: Typical citrus west coast scent, but not quite as potent. Grapefruit and strawberry are noticeable and a "dry flower" note like potpourri.
TASTE: Very robust IPA with strong hop flavor. It’s very bitter across the tongue while it’s in the mouth. Finishes with fruit cocktail of grapefruit, strawberry and slight pineapple sweetness. There’s only a touch of caramel maltiness here, which is fine. Tasty, but not very complex.
MOUTHFEEL: tad thin for fairly big IPA. Hops linger for only a moment and vanish so there’s not an annonying drying effect at all.
DRINKABILITY: Definitely a palatable beer. Not as obnoxiously dry as many west coast IPAs tend to be. Goes down smooth. Doesn’t sit heavy in the stomach.
OVERALL: Very good IPA. Probably could’ve been great had it been a bit more complex. I really dug that strawberry and pineapple sweetness. Also enjoyed the fact it wasn’t like a liquid desert in my mouth either. Definitely recommended!
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This was delish! Started with really nice floral hoppy aroma. Poured a light copper color with a light white head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Nice gentle carbonation.Nice hoppy flavor arrests your palate, with a nice blanket covering type mouthfeel! The after taste is a nice bittered hop. I want more of this beer in my fridge!
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a nice golden color with a decent-sized head. Some lacing as it goes down. The nose is mostly citrus hops with some orange coming through the strongest. A bit of sweet caramel malt. Taste is similar, with the hops being the dominant portion, as the malt brings only a little bit behind. Medium bodied with good carbonation ad a nice hop dryness. Good drinkability all around.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-17-2010 Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with an average sixe foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of bitter and lightly citrus notes are dominant thought not as powerful as expected. Taste is also dominated by bitter and citrusy notes with a lightly sweet malt base. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Well brewed thought I was expecting a more powerful hops profile. Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2010
this beer is the standard to what an IPA should taste like, a great amount of both malt sweet and hoppy bitterness makes this a fantastic balance between the two, drink and enjoy. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2010
reddish gold with large white head. nose of citrus hops. medium carbonation for the style. solid bitterness before some citrus hop flavor with a fair degree of low crystal sweetness before a moderate amount of residual sweetness. for my preference this is too sweet of an ipa with too much residual sweetness. this is likely an aged version and i imagine with fresher hops this would be a better version, but for now an average version of the style kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Bottle. Pours a darker golden color with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy but the hops presence is more of a citrus variety then pine. The taste is more malty than I thought it would be but it does have a nice hops character to it. Nice lace left on the glass. Lingering bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Very easy drinking.