jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Botttle at Beer Dinner. RBSG. St. Louis. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of hop, grapefruit, juicy tropical fruit and caramel malt. Medium body.
Frank (3141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is cloudy orange with a mixed bubbled head. Nose is hoppy as you would expect w/ a focus on floral and citrus. This is a bit sweet with a lot of orange and overall a very nice, fresh hop character. It is medium bodied w/ medium carbonation. This is a down the middle IPA that won’t surprise anyone but it’s really well done.
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at RBSG Brewers Dinner at Dressels (St. Louis, MO). Pours a nice deeper amber orange hue, firmer haze and frothy offwhite head atop stays as a filmy layer, sticks around and laces well enoigh. Nice stick around. Aromas are touches of bubblegum, faint tropical fruit. Big juicy fruit gum, touches of melon and citrus, tropical fruit, gentle pineapple. A bit bready big potent nose. Initial is a bit sweeter with big juicy fruit gum, touches of melon, gumball and citrusy hops. Bitterness is middling fairly fresh with a potent fruity melange up front. Middle is a bit soapy, sweet, bubblegum and fruit. Touches of florals and bitterness, faint soap. Sweetness and fruit dominance is nice, potent with touches of florals and citrusy trailing hops. Decent bitterness, some florals and a bit grassy, gentle rind element as we finish. Some dryness, bitterness and citrus elements kick a bit more in the end. Touches of fruit, gentle bread and grain, nice fruit elements as that grapefruit juice and rind comes into focus in the backend and finish. Tasty stuff, a touch sweet but as the palate adjusts this really delivers.
Ferris (6324) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Flowery, tropical fruit and a grapefruit sweetness. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Big up front grapefruit with a pithy finish. Nice and fresh.
Oakes (13065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, Alex! Cloudy, peachy colour. Fresh peachy mosaic aroma, and the yeast is in there a bit b/c it got agitated. The hops aren’t all that bright but the balance is nice - rich bitterness - and it finishes with a nice mosaic character. Honestly, Columbus and Mosaic should blow my mind, I wish this got to me at peak freshness.
DrSilverworm (7689) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Taster on tap at iTAP-CWE in STL during RBSG. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head with good retention. Leaves good thicker lace. Good citrusy hop nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth kind of soft crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Cool orange creme type of flavor on it. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Light spicy. Solid, tasty IPA. 8/4/7/4/14
Double-rate on tap at Bailey’s Range on 6/19/14: Didn’t realize I had this one in my backlog. May as well upload both rates. Hazy orange amber color. Thin ring of white head. Great piney grassy hop nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet. Some orange citrusy hop. Solid, tasty DIPA. 8/3/8/4/15 [kept scores from original live rate]
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deeper gold, super dry and high octance west coast tyle ipa. really nice stuff
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy coppery orange with a thin head and aromas of oranges, resin and papaya or something like that. Flavor is mostly oranges and papaya in my book with a decent malt presence to support it and a little touch of pine in the late finish. Very nice beer.
deyholla (7370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to the brewer. Pours a hazy peach amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of rich citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of sweet grain and grass backing. Flavor has bitter citrus and tropical fruits with some earthy grains and a bit of grass underlying.
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Slight grassiness. Lots if citrus and lemon. Moderate alcohol warning. Slight earthiness and dank. Very yumm. Much wow.