Jow (3817) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Birdsal house as part of sampler. Pours bright gold with white head. Nose of fruits and hops. Tastes of grapefruit, wheat, vanilla,banana, and alcohol. A touch thin and sweet.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fresh citrus and tropical hop aroma with a bit of crisp caramel malt. juicy and refreshing, on the bitter side but not overwhelming. tastes like those hop candies, really intense fresh funky citrus hops. lots of grass in the long crisp finish. medium body and carbonation, could be a bit lighter maybe, but nice.
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours fairly clear golden with a nice white head, clinging to the glass. Wonderful fresh hop and citrus aroma. Flavor is bitter citrus, malt back with a little funk and tartness. Bitterness remains, and the finish is fleeting. I get some kind of a grassy/vegetal note as well, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Palate is medium bodied, very slight stickiness, and excellent carbonation. TAsted from the bottle @ 53F.
rdixon77 (2640) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cracked a bottle after long day’s work. Drinking it colder and faster than it probably should be drinken. Nice clear gold color with a ring of head around the glass. Aroma has the floral & orange peel hop-appeal. Taste brings a citrusy sweetness to the hops. I mostly get grapefruit, and also maybe some mango flavor. The sweetness real blends well with the spiciness from teh hops. Nice mouthfeel and good balance. Welcome summer.
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Appearance was clear golden with off white creamy lasting 2 finger head, loads of lacing throughout glass. Aromas where acidic fruits and grassy, piney hops, slight grainy sweet malt. Taste was sweet grainy malt then the flavors of grapefruit, lemons and oranges. Palate was smooth soft creamy carbonation just the right amount. The balanced medium body was lasting length but stellar tart finish. West IPA...
philoceraptor (5) - - APR 15, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great IPA. Perfect for warm weather, watching a ball game. I think the other reviews have said it all.
MrColor (2) - HomeTown, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I could not give this100% across the ratings, but I would be hard pressed to objectively defend why. Not the best I have ever enjoyed, but I would be hard pressed to identify every nuance as to why?
I’d you are an IPA hophead, I can guarantee that you will be very pleased with this great brew. 98 rating? Justly earned!
oRos (1656) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 6pak. Has a slight hop aroma. Sweet fruit after taste. West coast style ipa
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle.
Poured a light orange hued color with a very nice long lasting off-white, plenty of carbonation, almost sparkling. Great lacing the entire length of the glass.
Amazing hoppy nose...very citrusy, lemon grapefruits and melon shine through, but not without a healthy does of hoppiness.
TASTE: Starts off slow, the malt and wheat content hit the palette initially followed by a rush of hops. The hop character is very citrusy, but well-balanced and fades into a pleasant hop bitterness. Everything remains balanced from the beginning to the end.
medium bodied, with very nice carbonation. It is highly carbonated but to the perfect point that allows all the flavors to explode.
This is one of the best beers I’ve had in awhile. Hoppy enough fro the IPA lover, but more then just hops and bitterness. Perfectly balanced. Since I had it I’ve been drinking it everywhere I can find it.
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some citrus, fruitiness and crackers. Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some fruitiness and citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.