elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, no date but presumed to be fresh.
Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a nice white head with excellent retention and leaves really nice drippy webs of lacing behind.
Aroma is pretty dank, marijuana, pine, orange/citrus, resinous hops and caramel malt. Very good strength.
Flavor is very piney, resinous, with some underlying citrus notes. Fairly strong caramel malt backbone in the middle, very strong & sharp bitterness on the finish with a little alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sticky, with good carbonation.
Excellent IPA and a real treat to get a chance to try this. Thanks Mark!
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cool brew courtesy of Homer321. The 12oz bottle pours with an opaque coppery body that has golden hues and supports a near white head of foam that leaves behind spotty lacing. The aroma has rich pine and citrus hop goodness, a resiny grassy note and a bit of malts in the background. The taste is just as rich as the nose led onto with malt sweetened grapefruit and tangelo and then rolling toward a firm degree of resiny pine like hop bitterness that takes over the flavor with a modest base of sweet malts and light booziness. Wow, this is loaded with hops that are heavy on the bitter resiny side. There are plenty of IIPA that are less hopped than this IPA. Love the hop hazed appearance, it makes me happy.
Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade... golden color, mild pine aroma, tase of pine, hops, some citrus, burnt toast...fairly strong bitter finish-- which I like, no malt to speak of ( another plus)... if you like hoppy bitter beers, this oneís a winner!
NachlamSie (3437) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz at Freshcraft. This is a fantastic example of a west coast IPA. Huge, clean hop nose. Pine and grapefruit leaning, not a lot of other notes, but emphasis on the clean and clear aroma. Very bitter hop bite in the flavor with a wash of evergreen/grapefruit. Palate is spot on. The finish is tasteful. Straightforward, very well made.
TylerGreenDC (898) - - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Huge pineapple aroma. Huge. Flavors if sweet pineapple, then pine resin, finally bitter pineapple, like those ones that were picked early and shipped 4000 miles to the grocery store. Pretty damn awesome beer.
jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Bottle from Galbo! Pours a beautiful light orange color with a good white head. The aroma is great: orange/citrus, some grapefruit and tangerine. Clearly smell the Simcoe and Cascade hops. Taste is strong and hoppy, more like an imperial. Leaves a dry hoppy/pine taste in the finish. And that hop bitterness increases as the beer warms.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grabbed on a recent trip to florida. Poured into a tulip.
A: Floral. Citrus. Orangy. Tangerine. A little lemon. Doesnít hit very directly its sort of a hodgepodge.
A: Looks fine. Golden light dandelion color. Good lacing.
T: Tastes like a liquid hop. Starts with hops.... then more hops in the middle. Finish is hoppy... but a surprising cream note..... Fades to a piney note that is not terrible offputting.
P: For what this is... no doubt a 5. Definately the hoppiest beer Iíve ever had but the finish is amazing. It has like this cuppachino foam note.
On first sip I thought I was going to hate this; it being way too hoppy. But as the beer warmed the hops came under more control and the finish ended up being this smooth pine cream flavor. An amazing beer.
dhubler91 (5) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
floral, citrus, alcohol, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,
AirForceHops (7044) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. I got to say, I didnít see this brew coming. The aroma will smack you with biter tangerines, grapefruit pith, pine resin and some flower hops. This is dank! Huge resin, whole hop cones, huge Simcoe and Cascade influence. Lingering resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Dry texture with a medium body. This drinks like a DIPA. Remarkable brew and I sampled this from a bottle! This has won medals for a reason.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rmill216! Pours amber in color with perfect white head. Aroma is floral, lemon, earthy, grains, grass. Flavor is wonderful. Orange, lemon, some spice, and a very balanced bitterness. Finish is dry with a lingering flavor of lemon pine. Wonderful!