GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
This is a really attractive pour - a crystal clear golden amber with a thick creamy beige head that leaves a soapy cap and delicate lacing on the sides.
Aroma is a mixture of light sweet citrus and floral notes. There is some pineapple and mango with some lemongrass and pine resin. The malts are also present with a light doughy bread character.
Taste is less citrusy than the aroma, though there is a hoppy bitterness up front. It just doesn’t take on much citrus flavor. The malts are more prevalent than in the aroma and there is caramel malts and some toasted bread in the background. The finish is bitter with pine resin lingering with some alcohol burn.
Mouthfeel is lively with strong carbonation and spritzy and bitter in the finish.
This is a decent IPA but the bitterness is a little too much considering the lack of underlying hop flavors. OK. pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle: Cloudy copper color with a white head and semi-sticky lacing. Fresh, green hop aroma with piney notes. Good, solid IPA as far as flavor - a bit musty, grassy and full of flavor. Pretty nice. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle to glass - Pours beautifully! A slightly tinted, rich mahagony-orange with a resilient frothy off white head. Aroma is fresh, juicy citra, pine resin, some sweet malts. Medium bodied, not as complex as if hoped for on the tongue. Well balanced but somewhat plain with resin and bread... Long bitter finish. MacBoost (1897) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2013
pours a clear amber with a just off white head. Aromas of some baby diapers and cat piss. Taste is bitter with some sweetness as well. Pretty well balanced... the hopiness is completely inline with the sweet bready malt. the malt is fat (stole that line from pinkie). finishes pretty spicy with a small hop bite and some residual sugar. pretty ok. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAY 23, 2017
Appearance: hazy pale amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus, grass. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry building bitter finish. (4/5)
Definitely an old-sk00l IPA, with a pronounced malt backbone vying with the hops for dominance. Definitely not bright or juicy, but very well done regardless. (15/20)
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kathouse (1890) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Beautiful golden amber with a thick head. Lots of lacings. Pine and caramel aromas with bright citrus notes. Caramel body with moderate hop flavors and bitterness. Bitterness lasts thru the finish. RedSox2004 (1890) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Clear golden amber with a two-finger creamy head that dissipated quickly bu left very nice lacing. Aromas of citrus - mostly grapefruit - and pine with generous caramel malt for a backbone. Caramel sweetness up front gives way quickly to the sharp hop profile, dominated by the grapefruit with the pine in the background. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a crisp bitter finish. williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Orange pour, off white head. Light fruity citrus aroma, quite mild floral fruit hop flavor. Okay. zizzybalubba (1868) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Dark orange pour with a frothy almost white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. The flavor does not disappoint; bitter grapefruit and pine needles are the most noticeable flavors with just a touch of spiciness from the hops. The beer is as balanced as I would want it to be while still showcasing the hops. Very well done. jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Clear orange pour with a nice white head and great lacing. Aromais really nice sweet citrusy hops, a little toffee, and pine. Taste is pine up front with slight sweetness and then grapefruit in the finish. Nice bitterness. Medium light body. Good beer.