JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016 GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle -
Wow. A really, really nice find from Widmer and easy on the pocketbook. Looking forward if they continue to promote hop forward beers that are affordable. The beer pours out a light golden orange body, clear with a bright fluffy white head, with some staying power. It shows off the hops with clear notes of both pine and grapefruits with some support from light caramel malts (very light). Flavor is spot on with a direct showcase of dank, piney hops and some honey/pears showing up to keep the sweetness around. Really a treat for hop lovers and a great showcase for hops.
Foamy white head... good retention and lacing... the brew is a clear lite orange... pretty.
Hose is pretty fruity and shows a bit of citrus and something that I describe as melon or maybe apricot.
Flavor delivers a nice smooth bitterness and the same fruity hoppiness.. sorta lingering melon with an herbal component on the finish. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2015
12 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, caramel, citrus and mildly spicy hops, hints of pepper, mild to moderate bitterness, not bad, but nothing really pops with this. slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"maybe i’m missing something here, but i saw nothing to make me think this is a 90th percentile beer. avg ipa with all the great ones out there. some bitter orange and pine on the nose, well balanced with a little sweet malt in the flavor. nothing wrong with it, but nothing stands out either. surprising given how much i’ve liked citra hops. i may try again for the price, though."
hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
Rated on 9-28-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a small white head with a short retention, slightly hazy pale yellow body, fizzy carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is some caramel malt, pine, and citrus hops. The taste is lightly bitter, pine, citrus hops, and a suggestion of malt. This beer ends with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. This beer is anything but overly hoppy tasting for the style. It needs more hops to make me feel like I am drinking an IPA. Urban_Sprawl (4) - IRELAND - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
Smells good, looks good, tastes good. Not remarkable but eminently drinkable. Crisp, hoppy taste with tart aftertaste.
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harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A: pours an amber ale with brilliant clarity and a single finger of peanut head which falls father quickly to a sheet of the same. Spotty lace.
S: Citrus with a hint of artificial watermelon. Some underlying malts are subdued. interesting, but not special.
T: Sweet. This beer is sweet with a bit of bitterness. The hops are flavorful with citric tones and some resiny flavors. I can dig it. Alcohol is surprisingly sharp.
M: The mouthfeel is a bit heavy for my preference and still a bit sharp. Wet finish. Higher carb than preferred.
O: Not bad, a few tweaks and this beer could be pretty nice.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2011 jmarsh123 (166) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger off white creamy head.
Smell is strong with citrus and some mango among other tropical fruit.
Starts off with a nice mango/citrus flavor. Very hop forward beer. Malts barely make an appearance and it finishes with a juicy wet mango bitterness as well.
Mouthfeel and carbonation are good.
Easy drinking good IPA, but nothing overly special about it. I like the mango flavor, but otherwise not terribly complex.
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
bottle. deep golden with small head. light malt body. interesting hops. citrus and slight pepperiness. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
January 2012. Bottle. Aromas of pine, yeast, hops and spice. Amber color with a white head. Spice, hop, light fruit and caramel flavors. Not bad. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On draught at breakside anniversary - clear golden color with thick white head. Nose of definite hop. Taste of floral hops with soapy aftertaste.
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