Pithikos (24) - Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2017 cblado (298) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber. Some lacing. Aroma is a kind of resiny hops, a surprising amount of malt. Flavor is medium bitterness, with a malty aftertaste. Palate feels a bit thin. Overall, a solid IPA.
Like your favorite hammock, this IPA is perfectly relaxed and balanced. The smoothness of premium barley lies in equilibrium with the hoppiness of a classic American IPA. Kick back and reward yourself with this multiple award-winner.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Dec 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle(room temp) a clear medium gold with a large head of foam that shrank slowly and left a solid layer with lacing.
The smell has a really nice hoppy nose to it. Nice notes of grapefruit and some floral tones dominate. More sniffing pulled out a touch of malt...
The taste is big on the grapefruit up front followed by a good injection of sweet malt to somewhat control the hoppiness. Nice balancing job! A few more sips into it, the balanced flavours are more pronounced making for a real treat for my palate. The finish is on the dry side making for a real crispness. The only bad thing I can say is that it's kind of thin body wise but it's still a nice IPA.
Bottom line: A well balanced American IPA that I'd have no hesitation drinking again and again. Highly reccommended!
Thanks to Wasatch for this excellent IPA. It's a winner! Iznogud (4730) - CROATIA - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, somewhere in US. Pours clear orange with medium white head. Citrus, grassy, moderate hoppiness, caramel malty, moderate bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. OK. beer_rookie (708) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Pours a honey golden color. Lightly hazy with slight particulates floating about. Nice, thick, tight eggshell colored head, about two fingers. Big ol bubbles. Pretty good longevity, good retention, good lacing.jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Aroma is phenomenal. You don’t get a lot of this in IPAs, at least, not like this. Lots of fresh fruit, especially orange. Fresh orange, fresh pineapple, fresh mango. Very fresh, it’s so unexpected, so delectable. Any hops in this will go unnoticed, because of this fresh fruitiness.
Taste is much of the same. Have you ever bitten into a fresh, and I mean fresh, orange? So sweet, and yet underlying bitterness. Sweet orange, bitter orange pith. It goes so well together. Light honey. Bread crust. Floral hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Dry. Bitter, but barely. Finishes clean and fresh. Odd that the malts really only come out in the finish.
Overall, this is really good. One of the best IPAs I’ve had. I expected mediocrity, but was surprised. Not a hop biting, hop forward IPA, but certainly solid. Yes, I would buy it again. I would encourage you to buy it and try it!!
Hazy golden coloured body with a bright light bronze coloured body and a touch of an orange tint. Aroma of citrus, resin, alcohol and a nice smooth malt note - strong. Medium-bodied; Sweet flavour of honey, grain, citrus, pine and a good bit of floral elements- nice and smooth throughout the flavour. Aftertaste shows some rich sweetness, a bit of honey and caramel with a nice hop flavour of flowers, grapefruit and light herbal notes with some residual alcohol and bitterness. Overall, a nice IPA with a smooth flavour and lightly bitter flavour that goes down easy and shows some nice characteristics. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Cash Wise Liqours in Minot, North Dakota for US$1,99 on 04-October-2016 sampled a day later in my hotel room here in Minot, North Dakota on 05-October-2016.
kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Gold pour with off white head. Nose of light grapefruit and orange. Flavor has a bitter bite of citrus, grass and touch of malt. FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Chris brought this one for me from a trip to Utah. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright yellow-gold color with a huge foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and fruity with notes of mango, papaya, pine and honey. The flavor was sweet and tangy with sugar, mango and papaya elements. Long finish. Medium body. Solid. BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant citrus, fruity and herbal hops with cracker and honey malt and light apple/pear esters. Flavor is moderate herbal, floral and fruity hops and bitterness, apple and pear esters, medium honey and cracker malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 28 2015] Bottle at Snowbird Ski Area. Nice orange body with medium head. Nose is grassy, floral. Malty, and caramel flavours. Hoppier in the finish.
Cajun (550) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 22, 2016
12 oz. bottle - I was "off duty," so I figured the coast was clear. It poured a very clean (see through) amber/orange with a white foamy head. All the typical characteristics of an IPA in the nose - citrusy, floral et al. The flavor was a smack of citrus with a cheese biscuit hint. Grapefruit and bread. Good bitter after. GOOD BREW to cut to the chase. Drinkable enough for a few with dinner, IMO. Something spicy would go well.