pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013 ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: bursting with floral hops, citrus, tropical fruit, sweet resin notes, some light malts as well. Pours a hazy light golden color, thick white head has excellent retention and coats the glass in lacing. Flavor: just an amazing display of hops - sticky, resiny, tons of mango and grapefruit, some pine. Just enough malt to balance things out a bit, some light grains and a touch of malt sweetness. Bitterness is fairly high, but the focus is on the hop flavors - no astringent bitterness in the finish. Light-medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Easily one of the best IPAs I’ve had - top notch!
Growler thanks to cpferris. Thanks buddy... Pours a mostly transparent golden straw hue, consistent throughout, and topped with a moderate creamy fluffy white head... Aroma of semi-sweet smooth tropical fruit and melon with what seems to be like a Belgian yeast strain that gives it that character. Not crazy assertive but nice clean hop profile... Clean semi-sweet flavor profile with a mild dank tropical fruit galaxy focused nature. Finishes off with a mild grassy pithy bitterness on the backend. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation even outside of the heard growler experiences. Had three quarters of the growler. jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Golden in color with a creamy white head that lasts throughout the glass. Hops hit the nose like a ton of bricks (in a good way). Resinous, grapefruit hop aroma. Fairly sweet. Lots of hop flavor that lingers without the dry, bitter finish. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2012
From a growler. Pours hazy golden yellow. Tropical fruits, pines, citrus, oranges, grapefruits in the nose with little malts and resinous notes. Flavor is similar with some additional notes of light garlic and dank fruits like caramelized pineapple with some sweet sticky malt flavors mixed in but not much caramel. medium bitterness. Good beer great intense expensive hops throughout. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 On draft at brewery very strong hop aroma sweet malts great flavors awesome crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Hazy apple juice/orange/gold pour, white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing. Smell is an abundance of hop scents: grapefruit, dank, white wine, peach, pineapple. Flavor is different. It is bitter, lots of grapefruit, pine, resin, slightly vegetal. Low sweetness high bitterness. A pretty good one.
Tinco (617) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is very fruity, grapefruit, orange some sweet malts in there. Taste is flowery, hops, orange, grapefruit aftertaste. A very well crafted IPA! reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a medium creamy lt tan head. Aroma has grapefruit and stonefruits...mango, peach...hints of kiwi and spiciness...very aromatic! Flavor has more grapefruit, spice, and pine...nice bitterness...stonefruits take a backseat. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is bittter and dry with lingering pine/melon notes. Whoa! callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Hazy golden yellow body. Moderate white head. Light sticky lacing. Nose is fairly resinous with an underlying current of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Flavor shows a bit more character and intensity. Again, resinous notes stand out for me. Grapefruit is more pronounced here. Medium bodied, even bitterness throughout. Assertive carbonation. A nice flavorful IPA.