tia (1919) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Golden with nice pillowy white head and ample lacing. Nice piney, resiny, grapefruity aroma. Flavor follows with a bit of perfuminess. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice hoppy ending.
HeadyDE (775) - Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color..bottle pour into snifter..looking forward to trying this again with a fresh 1 month old bottle..last time sampled this wasn’t impressed.. must have been old bottle..nice aroma of hops and resin..good filmy head rests on top..taste and finish are fairly smooth..taste is pungent citrus,grapefruit,spice note..bitterness..good and plentiful on the hops..walks a nice fine line between a single and double ipa..much better with fresh bottle..worth seeking out..nice to see troegs put this out..Good stuff..
bhensonb (14473) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear "greenish" gold (lots of trees around with green leaves, so?) with a slight white head. Aroma is mildly floral. Med body. Flavor is very floral with some soft fruit. Mild roast malt backbone. Heavily hopped pale ale sort of thing. There’s a lot of hop - enough to start a burn on the tongue.
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. This is an IPA as in Imperial Pale Ale. Pours orange amber wtih a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a dry hoppy finish. Very floral, fairly bitter. A nice brew.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice brew. Definite citrus, caramel, floral and pine notes. A very dry and sharp finish. Medium body with good lacing.
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange, with steady white head, about half an inch. Not much in the way of lacing.
Nice nose of citrus and piney and floral hops. Very satisfying aroma.
It all starts out well, with citrus and hops swimming in my mouth, with seemingly decent but faint malt backbone. Then there’s just something off-putting at the end, something not quite right, at the last taste. Can’t put my finger on it, but it diminishes the beer somewhat.
A satisfying IPA, but certainly not great. I would recommend it as a try.
LetsGoState (847) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is a clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is a more sweet hop. Taste is certainly bitter, but hidden underneath a sweet earthy hop. Overall a well balanced IPA.
Theydon_Bois (17941) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home (thanks to an IP trade with Kurt) 18/12/12 (bottled 3rd Aug 12).
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin white head that soon clears to a film and doesn’t even socialise with the edge of the glass - how rude!
Nose is dominated by caramel malt, pine, citrus, touch of biscuit.
Taste comprises hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, caramel malt, pine, sweet sugars.
Medium bodied, light spritz in the carbonation but not too detract from an enjoyable mouthfeel, bitter finish.
Decent well balanced IPA.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Straw color, big beige frothy head dissipates into small ring; medium lacing. Aroma citrus, bready, pine, strongly bitter. Flavor is instant and endless bitter; far overhopped for the amount of malt, there is no balance in this one at all. Medium body, slick, oily. Throw another imbalanced, overly hopped IPA onto the pile and let everyone go gaga over it... whoop dee doo.
AyeDeezMoney (2) - port jeff sta, USA - DEC 17, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As far as IPA’s go, this was not a favorate of mine, the smell the taste etc not great for craft beer.