hopscotch (10992) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma furnishes fruity, earthy and musky notes of cat piss and grapefruit rind. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Flavorful and mega bitter – earthy, fruity hops. Finishes bitter, bitter and bitter. For a double Ipa, this stuff is darn nice. World class bottle of beer courtesy of landhoney. Thanks, Seth!
50belair (3576) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Seth. Clear pale yellow pour. Grapefruity hop aromas. Super dry with floral and herbal notes. A little unbalanced.
madvike (3230) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours honey yellow with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma is a huge blast of tropical fruit and that onion/garlic note that I’ve smelled before. Lots of herbal hops and a sweet malt backbone. Really bright...wow. Taste is more sharp--lots of really bitter citrus rind that lasts through the long finish. A bit minty with a good deal of syrupy sweet malt. A bit too bitter for my tastes, but it kind of grew on me too. Slick and resiny, with pretty little carbonation.
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ethan, shared with Mike. Hazy gold with a ncie white head. Nose is citra - sweaty lemon, pineapple, some mint. That all continues into the flavor - strange sweaty citrus and a slightly funky bitterness. A bit heavy in terms of mouthfeel. A bit more bitter than I would prefer. Still, a solid beer.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, shared with Rudolf, somewhat cloudy golden yellow orange. very citrusy, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon rind. citrusy bitterness, not sharp blunt bitterness, continual citrus driven bitterness, juicy. nice beer
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to koopa for sharing this one.
Pours a cloudy, golden sunshine color with orange and lemon yellow hues and a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with dank, resinous hop oils and tons of citrus and tropical. fruit. Slightly piny with lots of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon peel.
Medium bodied with a blast a dry, earhy hops which provide a perfect dry bitterness that lingers over the sweet fruit notes into a bone dry finish. Lots of grapefruit and sweet pineapple along with zesty lemon peel. Pale malt backbone with biscuit and cracker providing a nice counter without taking away from the hop bitterness. Simply put, this beer tastes amazing.
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 On tap at three penny taproom. First offering by Lawsons and was not dissapointed. What a balanced citrus/dank IPA. Just the right amount of malty sweetness to compliment the HUGE hop profile. VT continues to make the most consistently amazing IPAs.
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 On tap, big hop flavors, tons if citra. Not very bitter, mango and tropical flavors. Did not except this to rock this much.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Yellow color with a nice white head. Citrus and pineapple in aroma and taste. Complex and nice.
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours bright amber orange with a decent head. The aroma gives notes of fresh tangerines, mango, and a bit of booziness. There are flavors of citrusy smooth hops and you get a subtle blend of bitter and sweet flavors, although the bitterness lingers on the tongue a bit longer. The body is medium to light with good carbonation.