tom10101 (6250) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Complete re-rate from a fresh bottle (1 month old). Bottle (12 oz) Thanks to JulienHuxley for this one! Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium fully lasting creamy white head and good lacing. Aroma of peaches, citrus, floral notes, light pine and some herbal presence. Taste is slightly sweet with peaches, tropical fruits, light pine, floral notes, light herbal presence and light bitterness. Alcohol is completely hidden, that’s impressive. Light body. Good carbonation. Dry finish. Crisp. Tasty and so drinkable/refreshing. A really nice one! Good balance. HopAutonomous (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Spicy aroma with a bit of citrus. Nice bold and earnest hop flavor that finishes with pine and spice. Pairs well with a solo backpacking/fishing trip in the U.P. MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Lots of grass, fresh delicate florals, bitterness. Not much malt getting in the way of the hops. One of my fave IPA’s of all time! Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Bright golden in color with a big head, the aroma is big, bright hops and citrus, and the flavor is mild and buttery as it introduces itself, and then has a big, piney, bitter bite at the end. This isn’t as big as the IPAs I’ve really enjoyed lately, but it’s pretty tasty. RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ Churchkey. Poured a cloudy light amber with reddish hues a medium tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma begins with floral and pine hoppiness followed by citrus zest and caramel malt. Taste is extraordinarily smooth with just the right amount of bitterness balanced by citrus, grapefruit, and malt. Nice sticky mouthfeel after a crisp finish. One of the most drinkable complex IPAs I have ever had.
LKay (164) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Great, reliable beer. Not a kick in the face, but a soft, smooth IPA that is very consistently good. raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Really good overall! They make great IPAs; solid, balanced yet intriguing. Plenty of technical reviews. If you like IPAs, drink this one! Iphonephan (7263) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On draft at church key in Washington DC. Pours an al;most clear pale amber with a white head. Mandarin orange in the nose. Full mouth feel with a bitter finish. chinchill (5310) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12 oz bottle served in pint glass.
Pours a hazy yellow gold with a moderate amount of ecru head. The head has medium retention and leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma features delightful lemon/orange hops ("Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest") with toasted caramel malt in the background. Fresh and a bit floral. Irresistible. Tastes like a fresh hop brew. Higher ABV not evident. Excellent sweet/bitter balance with a delightful dynamic interplay.
Medium/light body with good, if slightly aggressive carbonation. Some nice dryness in the finish.
Great flavor and aroma; I’d love to try a souped-up imperial version. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Hand pull at betty’s. Pours cloudy orange big fluffy head. I can smell the citrus and pineapple from six feet away. Taste is very smoth hop and lots of tropical fruit best way I have had this beer