superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/11/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate sticky, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Obfuscate (573) - Minneapolis, - MAR 1, 2016
Not bad. Middle of the road IPA for me. Nothing about it stands out. Easy enough to drink and beer tastes good. MacNJ (96) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Perhaps I got a bad one from the store, but it did not live up to the hype. It had virtually no hop nose, and with 80 IBUs, I expected a big hop punch on the same level as Stone. I bought this 12oz bottle loose at $3.75, and I’m just disappointed. I can’t even close out with "cheers." JoeZasada (317) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a haze full red with a thin tan head. Hoppy aroma, notes of spruce. Taste is balanced, some medium maltiness, spruce/herb/earthy bitterness. Full bodied. Very complex on the palate. Finish is bitter, spruce like, warms to a moderate malt sweetness. Pretty good IPA! MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, red-amber with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, orange and caramel.
Taste of grapefruit, caramel and orange.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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eaglebones (105) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy reddish-orange with frothy beige head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, malt, and orange. A little sweet up front, followed by tangy citrus, and a resinous finish. Medium body and high carbonation. Very nice overall. KansaiBeerLvrs (5158) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
Deschutes Inversion IPA 6.8% a reddish bet with a wisp of a beige head. Malty caramel aroma with minty fruity notes. I do get some odd dishwater and musty cheese aroma as well. The taste is sweet and balanced at first with light caramel then sweet citrus before the lasting drawn out bitterness kicks in with floral and pithy citrus rind bitterness flavors. Meh, not sure if it’s an average IPA or if it was just past it’s best.
bike4beer (2) - - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
This beer has sweet malty nose mixed with great hop aroma. A great balance between hoppy and malty. maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle pours dark orange with two-inch frothy head. Nose is more sweet malt than hops, nice malt/hop balance. Overall, a very nice IPA at an affordable $6.99 a six price. bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle: pours dark amber with a foamy white head, hoppy citrus aroma, hoppy and malty taste, slight bitter finish