rumproasts (5270) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden with small head. Bready caramel body with moderate sweetness. Citrus and floral hops with medium bitterness. Great for the price, but otherwise fairly average.
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from John - pours hazy gold white head - nose/taste of caramel malt, citrus and orange peel and nectarine zest - lighter medium body
r464 (2332) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Earthy and hoppy. Fairly bitter with a hint of the malt underneath. Not floral, perhaps a hint of citrus. The finish is a bit watery, but lingers.
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$1.17 bottle from Trader Joe’s, Charlottesville. Hazy orange with a soft off-white head. Heft floral hop aroma, along with some bready malts. Flavor is heavily leaning floral, folloowed by mild citrus and bread. Quite good. I’m ashamed of myself for ignoring Trader Joes’ beers for so long.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a swim party. Not a great IPA. But that’s also partially because I’m over the style and it’s gotta be really good to be good.
kevinsenn (2070) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6-pack from Trader Joe’s. Pleasant enough fruity floral aroma with light caramalt. Taste is good, not great. Grassy and citrusy American hops, medium bitter finish. Great for the price (about $1.10/bottle!)
tfontana (835) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is bready malt base with fruity hops, mild pine and resin. Appearance is minimally hazy light brown with attractive sparkle, finger-width white fizzy head with decent retention and lacing. Taste is mix of sweet and bitter fruit and bread. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture and average to lively carbonation and dry, bitter fruity finish. Overall, some complexity but not overly so; lasting impact of hops is more for bittering than flavor.
jcr (2625) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a off-white, frothy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, resin, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness and resin taste along with grapefruit rind, citrus. Short of a resin bomb because of the malt backbone.
BrewBrain (161) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass from Trader Joe’s. Amber copper pour, slight haze. Foamy ivory head with great lacing. Nose is caramel, Fruit , slight jasmine. Mild sweetness, sweetbread, citrus rind, moderate bitter hop finish. Decent, pretty balanced IPA.
JoeLovesHops (12) - - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of flavor (bitter) in this beer.
I had this side-by-side with a Mission St. Pale Ale, and I liked the stronger, bitter flavor in the IPA better: big surprise. This is a solid IPA.