TheAlum (7135) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled draft at HopCat (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a delicate hazy gold, moderate white head that laces very well with. Aromas are straight american hop, citrusy grapefruit and lemon, with touches of orange, a true melange, with decent bitterness, pale malts with a touch of heavier caramel, faint pine and resin. Initial is fruity, grapefruit and lemon balance more pale malts as the hops are the focus of this brew. Tropical fruits come in, as the bitterness is moderate, with refreshing quality, touch soapy on the finish, with fruity bitterness. A very nice IPA. Cheers!
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange tinted gold, lasting white head. Vegetal, bitter citrus, thin malts, medicinal finish. I’m not feeling the hype behind this beer.
bergie5000 (2) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2017 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent IPA. Pours a beautiful slightly orange haze. Pungent pine on the nose, hits your mouth with citrus hop, then into a lingering grapefruity alcohol on the finish. Not bad at all my friends
Slipstream (2566) - USA - FEB 11, 2017
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour with a light head. This IPA leans toward the mellow end of the spectrum. Pretty strong, lingering bitterness on the palate. Some nugget perhaps. Fruit salad, orange peel, a little honey. Light aroma for the style.
Hopper8 (126) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2017
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 This is one of my favorite smelling IPA’s, the hops and citrus are so enticing and it looks good. A 12oz bottle would be perfect because the hop backwards bitterness is a bit overpowering. It’s different than other IPA’s, which is cool, but it’s a bit too odd.
BeerInHeaven (428) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy orange gold with a medium white head. Big aroma of grapefruit citrus and sweet floral. Hop bitter from the start. full oily mouth feel. Taste some of the grapefruit coming in with a muted but definite malt presence. Long bitter linger. Right in my hophead wheelhouse. Good beer!
60minuteman (1593) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Giant. Caramel, malt, hop, floral, spice and citrus candy. Some vanilla as well. Heavy heat from the bite, floral and earth hops contrast the powerful juicy nuggets. Well balanced spice and a woody finish. Great stuff.
nittanytide (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured orange/gold with thin, foamy head. Floral aroma, with a hint of grass. Taste is grass, grapefruit. Lasting bitter finish.
Block (2576) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of hops. Flavor is sweet, hoppy. Not the best finish. Some lingering malts. A little alcohol.
zoucrew102 (1723) - - OCT 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma with biscuity malt and pine resiny hop notes. Pours cloudy golden colored with a large, soapy off white head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with biscuity malt flavors as well as grapefruity hop citrus and acidity. Finishes dry and very bitter pine resin hoppiness that coats the palate. Pretty good IPA, but very bitter on the finish.
cheap (5705) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bot & boy do I wish I could tell the minute differences between IPA hops. All I feel is the overwhelming bitterness everytime I drink a good one. So powerful, so thick, so mouthcoating, so terribly on style. Think pine tar mixed with a combination of fruity turpentine, hand soap and then chewing on way too green bitter grapefruit rinds. Somewhat mildly volatile aroma. Probably treads into the IIPA imperial category.