imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle from Dans. Pours clear orange amber wiith nice off white head and lace. Nice grainy malt-biscuit aroma with some citrus, light sweetness, dominating on the nose. Body, balanced with some nice malt sweetness and hop bitterness, but then the citrus and pine come to the foray with a nice burst of hop flavour and some light bitterness which lingeres through the sweet hop-fruity finish with a touch of biscuit carrying through. Not the best west-coast ipa, but a decent AIPA to be available on our shores boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2013 Re-rate. Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a nice piney start and a bit of a citrusy sweetness. The taste is citrus forward but not syrupy or overbearing. There is a dry bitter finish of longer duration. The beer may be flying behind sculpin on the ballast point board but it’s a killer beer anyway. ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
Bright, fiery copper with a fine bead and a tight, compact off-white crown that is lasting and laces a fine weave. It has a treacly, pungent fruit nose like caramelised apricot, plums, peach and bitter/sweet tangerines. Nuances of rose petals, lavender, biscuity malt and nettles make for a deeply intriguing waft. Pronounced spicy, fruity hops in the mouth instantly take control. Biscuity front with a grainy mid-palate for balance, taste is similar to oatmeal cookies, and has similar roundness. Peaking bitterness, woody and piney and fresh from the garden. Earthy floral notes in late and fade off in the swallow. Nice body with light spritz and a firm mouthfeel. The fruit of the aroma plays well with apricot, plum and tangerine lingering upon the palate. Devilishly good drinking, keeping well even as it warms. I like this one, and I’m not the greatest of APA fans. Good stuff!! (12fl.Oz, BB 27/06/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine) burg326 (5608) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Poured a copper color, aromas of citrus, grapefruit, and some spice, flavors follow suit. Decent IPA overall and would drink again. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Great; complex and balanced. Aromas of grass, caramel, with hints of butter. Taste is sweet and bitter, with sour notes. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
12th November 2009fiveacestx (974) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
7.0% Bottle. Hazy amber beer, light frothy white head. Light caramel nose. Semi soft palate. Even malt with a trace of caramel. Nice base for well judged marmalade hops that never get too bitter. Well balanced beer that finishes just dry enough. Could drink a lot of this.
Bottle - Medium gold with a medium head and lots of lacing. Has a nice citrus aroma but not as much on the taste (not overpowering anyway). Big and bold all the way through. Pretty strong for 6.8% ABV. JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle purchased at Ale Wine & Spirits. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and spicy hops, along with some malt. Citrusy flavor with lots of orange and grapefruit, giving way to grassy hops and a bit of malt before a bitter grapefruit finish. micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Copper in color and brilliantly clear. A tall foamy off white sits on top. Good carbonation.
Beautifully aromatic with hops of pine resin and floral notes. Good caramel malts balance out the aroma.
Taste is hop forward with just hints of flavor that was in the nose. A solid malt backbone follows. Feels thin on the palette and is intensely bitter at the cost of flavor unforunately. This beer looks and smells fantastic but taste is weak and thin. Just plain ol’ bitter JStax (7186) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Appearance is a nice copper with a sticky white head of foam about half an inch thick. Nice retention. Not much in the way of lacing. The aroma is grapefruit and orange peel. Some breadiness comes through as well. Taste is a great mix of bitterness, pungency, sweetness, peppercorn spice. Super drinkable. I rseally like this beer.