dfroms (415) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler filled about a week and a half ago. Pours hazy orange, almost marigold, with one finger of large-bubbled off-white head that settles into a nice layer of lacing. Aroma is aromatic and spicy tropical fruit with dank Nelson-like notes of weed, mountain herbs, papaya, mango, durian, starfruit, peach, and riesling. Just out of control how good this smells – more or less perfect for those who like the Southern Hemisphere profile. Taste is silky mango and orange juice with some prominent white grape notes and somewhat more hard to pin down lychee-like notes, but less syrupy than most IPAs that are this fruity. Instead the second impression, after the initial tastes, is one of crispness and the pale malt base showing through with remarkable balance. Texture is impressive: silky but gulpable. I recall this beer being a favorite when I first had it, in my pre-RB days, at Blackback, and now I’ll say it again: maybe my favorite Shaun Hill IPA for its tremendous balance of aromatics, boldness of flavor, crispness, and "drinkability." Love it.
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belle couleur dorée avec un col blanc mousseux. Aromes d’agrumes, surtout de pamplemousse, un peu de résine, bien équilibré avec une amertume controlé. Une bonne IPA!
kbudd19 (783) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Kirk. Appearance is cloudy gold with light white head. Aroma is citrus, light floral, and pine. Taste is light citrus, followed by a mild burst of floral bitterness, finishes clean and very crisp. Very drinkable, and extremely well balanced, excellent IPA.
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Northeast Bucket List Trip Beer #102. Keg at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of muted floral hops, mild earth, pale doughy malt. The taste is citrus, tropical, pineapple hops, doughy malt.
conway (1782) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy gold with little head Citrusy, dank and piney. Spritzy mouthfeel. Very good.
John25 (792) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the brewery. Cloudy dark yellow gold. Lemon and citrus resin. Clean and refreshing. Excellent.
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charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HF. Poured pale gold hazy with white head. Aroma mikd sweet citrus resin. Light carb med bod. Bitter dry taste that bites.
lefossoyeur (486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler, consumed a couple of hours after fill. Hazy dirty blonde with a generous white head. Gentle citrus aromas with some mild flowery hops présence. Nice carbonation, crisp palate, very smooth bitterness, very far from a hop bomb with a superior drinkability. So easy drinking. Very nice sessionable IPA.
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Hill Farmstead. Pours a bright yellow-gold, nice frothy white head that slowly fades to a cap. Nice moderate carbonation. Aromas of fresh citrus, flowers, sweet resins and a slight pine. Taste is a nice harmony of fresh squeezed oranges, lemon-lime and light malt sweetness before a nice bitter backbone finishes this off with a nice and dry grapefruit note. Really nice IPA!
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 10, 2014. On tap at M&F. Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is juicy tropical fruits, peach, pineapple, citrus, pine, biscuit.Taste is to medium sweet biscuit and tropical fruits, smooth medium bitterness. Finish is light sweet apricots, stone fruits and grassy pine bitterness. Medium bodied.