rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours light and clear with almost no head at all. Aroma is strong and delicious with citrus and very hoppy. Taste has a very mild bitter to it with the big citrus notes coming through. bakingjames (10) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Aroma mellow citrus fruits, well balanced but not screaming pine like some good IPAs. Slight passion fruit.
No head retention, not that pretty. Light amber.
Very well balanced with sharp but quickly fading citrus fruit. Beautiful bitterness it finish with a sharp tang at the end.
Great mouth feel. Coats your mouth like acrylic paint (that’s a good thing)
Overall very nice, not the best IPA in the world. Probably.
DuffMan (10612) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
On tap @ Public House in Vegas. Bright clear orange gold. Incredibly vibrant hoppy nose, enormously fragrant tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Oily hoppy body possessing the flavours of all the fresh aromatics found on the nose, with an added vegetal depth and a long piney bitter finish. Truly outstanding! degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a warm, lambent orange-red with a low, fine-grained head. The nose is amazing -- peach, sage, sweet flowers, rosemary -- blows me away. Snaps like a dry twig on the palate with a burst of hops followed perfectly by stone fruit and caramel. Finish is tingly and dry with a trace of long-lived bitterness. Amazing. Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bomber bottle. The aroma is hoppy, but with some malt in there. I'm guessing cascades. The appearance is light bronze with good lacing. The taste is a hoppy citrus that is refreshing. The palate is good for an ipa. Overall, a good, balanced ipa. Will buy again.
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teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 15, 2013
22oz bottle at BD Camden. It pours a deep golden color with a huge fluffy and soapy white head. Foam lasts long and sticks to the glass. Aroma is intensely hoppy and fruity but quite malty and balanced as well. Pineapple, apricots, citrus and toffee. Nice. Taste is sweet and malty upfront to then move into an intensely hoppy territory. Notes of toffee, pine, citrus and grapefuit. Leaves a bitter and dry sensation on the tongue. Body is silky with good carbonation. Overall, a masterful IPA, verging on the line of a DIPA though. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Trade from Ibrew2or3. Thanks. Had this just after a Westy 12, and it still shines. Pours loght orange, beautifully clear with a small and quickly receding head. This is one of the prettiest IPAs I have seen. Smell is divine, with floral grapefruit, pine, apricot, and mango. Smells sweet but not overly so. Best smelling for a non-double ipa for me. Bitter hop forward brew. Full bodied and sweet with heavy grapefruit and apricot hop notes. Medium mouthfeel with medium-low catbonation for the style. Lingering bitterness. Beautifully done.
As I keep coming back to this, it just doesn’t have the same kick I thought it did. Severe downgrade now, but still solid beer. Habanero (4795) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2013
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with an avarage sized off-white head leaving a good lacing. Great nose of citrus fruits, mango, peach, caramel and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up quite dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A world class IPA. ★★★★★ sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12 oz bottle Whole Foods. Golden pour, lively bubbles, medium-sized white head with nice retention; medium lacing all the way down. Aroma floral, lemon, piney, bread, caramel-like sweetness. Solid malt backbone; clear, bitter, clean hop finish. Medium body, smooth, granual carbonation. Overall, nothing about this jumps in your face, but it screams clean and balanced. Not the most memorable beer and I struggle with this being 100th percentile overall, but this is an extremely solid textbook IPA. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours amber with white head and good lace. Aroma is fruity and citrus hops that come through in the taste with lots of sweet stone fruit flavor along side grapefruit and lemon. Good bitterness with a long dry hoppy finish.