jmthomp07 (14) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my favorite Troegs beer. Everything is spot on as far as an IPA goes. This tastes extremely similar to their pale ale, but just stronger and it is dry hopped. This has a light malty backbone with strong citrus/grapefruit flavors from the hops.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden semi-hazy color with an almost pure white head that has great lacing. Aroma is nice blend of citrus and fruits. It could be a little stronger. Flavor is initially a light bitterness with citrus and pine notes. It ends with a nice alcoholic bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is average. Overall this is a solid IPA but could be a little stronger and there could be a little more taste.
mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with fluffy white head. Smells very floral. Taste is ample hops with a soft honey sweetness. Smooth, slightly stick texture. Great taste!
ipahead24 (8) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Citrus, floral, hoppy
Appearance: Golden yellow, poured into pint glass with a 0.5 finger white head that dissolved very shortly after
Taste: Lots of upfront hop, citrus notes, quickly fleeting
Palate: Very lively carbonation and mouth feel, bitter but abrupt finish
conway (2210) - - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Absolutely awesome. Diverse hop profile is intensely complex yet it still manages to be refreshing. Glad they finally make this year round.
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pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Pours honey gold with perfect clarity and a frothy head of foam that stuck to the glass like cotton candy. Beautiful effervescence streaming up the middle of the glass. This one’s lovely to look at. Nose is peachy, tropical & floral. Has a little dank which I love and the malt is peeking out with some biscuit and honey. Taste is near perfection with no alcohol, some hop bitter and light malt to greet the palate. Light, clean but it falls short of crisp. The hops come up catty and earthy and the malt is fat with cracker and bread. Finishes bitter and a touch of grain. Of all the Troegs I have had this one is the least impressive. Troegs has it’s own brews to compete with and this one is good, it’s even better than good but it lacked nerve.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wegman’s. Aroma is leafy, catty, and green. Pungent and herbaceous, somewhat piney, like freshly crushed yew berries. I don’t care for the body and flavor of this beer. It’s washed out, overly dry, and too focused on a narrow band of filtered tasting hops, making it feeling like a cleaned up and sanitized take on traditional West Coast hop bomb examples, like Pliny the Younger or Sculpin. The malt structure is too thin to support the level of bitterness and an overall paucity of hop flavor makes this less enjoyable than it could be. Filtering is an issue here.
Evolutionary (493) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pours golden Like a lighter beer. Citrus fresh nose and medium heavy carbonation. Light white thin head. Bitter light mouthfeel. Citrus hop burst upfront and some off balanced sweetness to follow. A strange imperial ipa with little alcohol taste. Seems like a lighter beer but still tasty. Little floral taste which can be a positive.
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salvaticas (666) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Very mild for an imperial IPA. Smooth aroma and palate. Subtle hoppy taste. Very good.
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thedm (6043) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mild citrus crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of mild caramel vinous citrus and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.