yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JUL 6, 2012
A regular ipa. Not bad but wasn’t very impressed. BigBeer45 (1532) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Sampled form a Bottle,
the bottle started to foam up when the cap was popped,
this ale had a hazy red-orange pour and made a two finger very faint off-white head that receded to a cover and thick ring, there was generous carbonation in the glass, it left partial rings, spots and fingers of lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a layer of dark sediment,
the aromas were tropical fruit, grapefruit and faint berries with light toasted malt and bread, faint grass and pine hops, there was a little fruit and malt sweetness in the background, there was a little sour/wood aroma that reminded me of some of the Jolly Pumpkin beers that I found interesting, the more I sniff this ale, the more I think JP sourness,
it had flavors of faint toasted malt and caramel in the background, caramel sweetness appears as the ale warms up,
there were drying, grassy and citrus hops, hops were strong but not overly, various tropical fruit in the background,
the finish was pretty dry with little to no malt trailing afterwards,
I find most big IPAs have a hop biting switch from malt to hops at the finish while this IPA is very smooth,
this IPA was very drying on the palate without hardly any hop bite, bitterness or hop astringency,
the mouth feel was less than medium, it feels much lighter than a 7.5% alc. drink, easy to drink, it may be too easy,
the hops gave a gentle grass and herb touch with alcohol in the throat as this beer warmed to room temperature,
this was a different IPA, for a 7.5% alc. ale, I could drink this on a hot Summer day, the alcohol was hidden well,
the hops and malt are not real big but they are very nice and different than the typical big IPA ale, I thought the JP sourness added an interesting touch to this beer, a great IPA. b3shine (8878) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks good and smells nice; hoppy. Tastes solid; a good balance of hops and malt that’s nice on the palate. A good IPA! Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A: Light copper hue, decent head, spotty lacing
S: The expected citrus and floral, though not a very strong presence of either.
T: Again, the usual citrus, floral, hop bouquet, but too subdued for my liking. There is a noticeable bitter kick in the finish. I would prefer a gentler finish, even in a bold IPA or DIPA.
M: Very fresh and great carbonation. This growler was only a few days old.
D: This is certainly drinkable and enjoyable, and I’d have it again. Jai Alai would be a good choice for a football game, playing darts, or whatever you prefer. I wouldn’t seek it out or trade for it, now that I’ve had the opportunity to try it. It lacked any special or unique qualities, and didn’t make up for it by being incredibly smooth. budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours dark gold with a firm head and some nice lacing. There’s a nice malt backbone that supports the floral hop presence. Drinks rather easy. Very tasty and refreshing.
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
ours a breathtaking light brown with a two-finger head. Excellent lacing. Lovely flowery aroma, with just a hint of cola and rosewater. Intense fruity palate, maybe a little strawberry and apple. Thick and chewy mouthfeel and long finish. Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and lots of fruits. Flavour is malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Good balance. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
This is one of my favorites. Nice bright Hoppy flavor that finishes clean. Nearly perfect in my opinion but I dunno what perfect is. Kavu (4815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and lots of fruits. Flavour is malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Good balance. Nice. brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - JUN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 Pleasant aroma of caramel malt and citrusy hops--perhaps a tad catty as well. The beer pours a nice cloudy bloody orange. The taste is much the same as the aroma; hints of specialty malt and catty hops.the palate was smooth and creamy. Overall though, i was underwhelmed by this beer and found it average.
P.S. This beer on tap easily deserves a much higher rating. The hops are much more assertive and complex.