coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
32 oz bottle shared with as friend as suggested. Floral rose and sugary aroma. Golden amber in color with a mid sized shore head. Hoppy and light malt start with a slightly drying citrus finish. Awesome. deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Found this one left over from a 4 pack in my basement. It’s well past it’s prime, but drank some fresh ones back in the day, but never rated - so some of this will have to be from memory. Pours hazy orange/gold amber with foamy off-white head; disipates to a thin cap and leaves some splotchy lacing. Aroma is hoppy, but also filled with caramel malt. Also a nice dose of honey and tropical fruit. Taste is moderately sweet followed by mild bitterness (I recalled this being more bitey when fresh). Nice smooth beer with medium body and some tingly carbonation. Enjoyable beer; I look forward to getting some fresh ones this year. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
One Good Note: I let this beer sit for 5 minutes to let it warm up and there were still lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom.
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Great Foamy Head, Great Lacing
S: Piney, Floral
T: Piney, Hybiscus, Oily
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Dry, Bitter, Crisp
Overall, a decent DIPA with a nice floral/piney flavor that lingers around. Passthebeer (30) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Nice white head that lingers, dry crisp finish, and a palate full of hop flavor. Nose reminds me of citrus and hints of mango/pineapple. You truly do suck for not making this year round. norcalbeerfan (2) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
This is my favorite beer. The floral hops are perfectly balanced by the malt and the finsih is dry in spite of a notable initial sweetness on the palate.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Citrus on the nose, bombarded with pine and citrus on the palate. Balanced, malty finish with lingering hop bitterness. Nice IPA, love the hop balance. pkrath84 (7) - Yorba Linda, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
Definitely in my top 3 IPAs. Pours amber with a 2 finger head. Plenty of lacing. Lots of floral hop aroma, huge malt backbone with tons of hops too balance it out. My kind of IPA. wutangfinancial (202) - CA to VA, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a rich golden color with average head. Big nose of citrus, juicy hops, dank, and tropical fruit. Rich, smooth palate of hops, slightly sticky, citrus, orange peel, and slight booze. Excellent balance of malt and hops. This will get you buzzed quick. Choice. pnadler (14) - Barrington, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
This is one of my favorite IPA's because of the the strong floral hoppy notes combined with the sweet, malty finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Zymeguy (2) - Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
The smell was the first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle. Very strong, very alcoholic. The head was pretty big, though I admit my glass was not up to par. The taste is clearly hoppy, but I get a large, yet not overwhelming sweet caramel malt flavor.
Delicious, I think sweeter than last year’s.