zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine needles, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. Citrusy hops are showcased here with very little in the way of a malt balance but it is hardly missed since the hop profile is not very bitter. Almost too easy to drink so be careful. A really nice IPA from Laguitas.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Riverside Market. Pours a clear, golden body. Clingy, white, eggshell head. Huge hop aroma of peaches, light pine, some tangerine, and white grape. Really juicy. Hops persist in the flavor. A little bready malt teases in the background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very lightly sticky, but avoids any annoying resinous qualities. Hop forward - they are definitely the star here. Stiff bitterness isn’t aggressive. Makes this a great thirst quenching beer. Fragrant, hoppy finish. An excellent beer that I will certainly be purchasing again in the near future.
musinj6 (502) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with 1 finger head and moderate lacing. toasted and bready malt in the background but driven by pineapple, spruce hops flavors. Strongly and pleasantly bitter. Medium body with sticky palate. Moderate to long bitter finish. This is sumpin’ else!
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Piney resinous grapefruity hop aroma with sweet cloying malt that is found in most West Coast IPA’s. Tangerine
~Pours clear golden with lasting big creamy head.
~Resinous grapefruity tangerine flavor with sweet malts.
~Med full bodied, creamy, med low CO2, sweet then bitter finish.
~Enjoyable IPA. I like that the hops aren’t way over the top like so many other West Coast IPA’s.
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ voldby. pale brown colour with a bit of white head. the aromas are hoppy, as a classic IPA. the taste notes are very hoppy, tropical, complex and good!.. Very nice!
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz this time, but I know I’ve drank gallons upon gallons of this. Pours a medium gold with a pillow of a head. Just looks like someone put marshmallow fluff in there! What a fuckin aroma we have here....how many fruits can we name? Tangerine, mango, papaya, various citrus, peach, and a million others. Slight piney hops but dominated by fruit tones. The flavor is much of the same but super easy to drink dispite the abv. Refreshing caramel and citrus notes linger with a slight warming alcohol hit. Mmmmm how easy this goes down. Thanks Lag!
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a golden beer, almost clear, and topped by a dense, off-white head. Malty nose with a light grassy scent. Caramel, tropcial fruit mix, citrus and spiced hints too. The flavor has a maltyness in the back, with citrus, tropical fruits and some grassy hints up front. A nice bitterness kicks in towards the end. Smooth, soft and almost full-bodied, finishing with a fine bitterness. Although a bit too much on the malty and sweet side, it’s a fine IPA. 120413
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden, yellow,and amber with some carbonation with a medium sized head. The smell is very pungent with a huge citrus hop aroma,grapefruit,orange,pine,and bread yeast. A very nice smell. The taste has a blast of citrus flavor,grapefruit,lime,bread yeast,alcohol,and pine. This is really a good brew.
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012
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’s, Sandy Lane, CA, 11/08/12. Clean dusted gold with a slim but enduring head. Perfumed, soft mango and papaya aroma. Bitter, fresh herbal hop (bay?); soft tropical mango and soapy flowers backed with pale bready malt. Goes down like the devil in velvet trousers in the CA sunshine after an 11hr flight. Rather lovely.
MadRobin (2866) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jaleo in Penn Quarter, Washington, DC.
Clear, amber with white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, floral hops, biscuit and wheat.
Taste is quite similar. A citric hoppy start gives way to a slightly sweet malt finish. A nice balance of hops and malt.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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