ganache (5905) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Awesome hoppy nose, intense and rindy (a little pith), lightly rubbery, citric, grapefruit with a little lemon, tons of pine/wood. Sickly pale, hazy body with a dense and foamy beige head. Taste is quite dry, has that water-sucking soap quality, with strong but not overwhelming rubbery bitterness, not too oily or resin-filled but maxing out on the woody side of the hop spectrum. A little perfume/florality starts to creep in with warmth, but it’s not a fruit bomb. Love this kind of clean hoppiness. Malt is light and mostly gets out of the way, maybe a touch of caramel but no overdone crystal or anything like that. Fullish body, alcohol integrated, smooth but not flat. This may be the best widely available, bang-for-your-buck IPA in the country; it’s certainly in the conversation. solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Smells fruity, like tangerine. I feel like mango, but maybe it’s just the tropical atmosphere. Faint initial fruitiness and tastes pretty bitter. Pours golden with good lacing and decent head retention. Alcohol well-hidden, average carbonation. Good but seems a little overrated. Tap at Taberna Lupulo. phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Very good well balanced IPA. Other reviewers have described this well. Alost like half Anderson valley IPA half troegs perpetual ipa. Probably could be in my top 5 IPAs hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Grapfruit in the aroma, tropcial fruit and a bit of malt. Copper colored, not very long lasting white head. Very piney dry taste upfront with a dry finish. Not overly complex but very unique. A bit of malt and tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but very refined and unique. Carbonation feels very fine. Medium bodied. jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Damn good IPA. Reminds me of the Smutty Nose IPA, which I absolutely loved when I lived in New Hampshire. Strong hops, citrus, floral and pine aromas and flavors, which equals a fabulous brew.
PatDeCrabe (3) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
Very bitter, dominant hops with strong citrus aromas. Refreshing and fun to drink! craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured a clear golden/copper color with a huge white, frothy head. Aroma is resin, floral, citrus, and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine, with a slight grass taste. This is what an IPA tastes like. Nothing more to say. jpwooten (8) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Probably the best IPA available in bottles in Texas, as we don’t get FFF, Bells etc. My measure against all others, here anyways. El_Jefe (62) - - FEB 21, 2013
It's way dryer and hoppier than I expected. Very little malt presence. It was alright
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Growler fill from local mart. Aroma is huge floral of citrus, grass and golden malts, a lot of citrus. Taste of tropical fruits soaked in orange and lemon. The sweetness complements the bitterness so well. Can see my self cashing this growler tonight.
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