brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Orange pour with an off-white head. Floral, spicy, and citrusy hop notes. Some bread, toast, and a bit of lemon peel. Mostly orange zest. Flavor is a touch soapy and sweet. Light bitterness of citrus peel and pine. Floral and spicy notes throughout. Lots of biscuit and bread. Lemony finish.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, candied orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry finish.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden IPA with a thick creamy mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity caramel malt with pungent British hops, vinous notes, butterscotch. In mouth, a sweet butterscotch malt with grassy citrus hops, not bad. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually liked this one. Not up there on the hop scale but pleasant and done with thought.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a clear orangish amber with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is resinous with musty grain and some earthy grass. Flavor has musty and earthy grains with a bit of bitter citrus and a touch of sweetness.
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Saz’s State House, Milwaukee. Light amber, thick white crown. Sweet toffee malts combine nicely with citrus & pine hoppiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Long bitter finish. I liked it.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a big soapy head. Citrus, floral, and mild pine. Juicy and tasty - I like this.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Red Cow, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, grapefruit, some caramel, toffee into some slight grass. Taste was a mix of grass, orange, grapefruit into some bread, slight cracker, finishing bitter, slightly dry.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brewfest. Poured medium golden with a well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up pine and floral hops over sweet caramel.. OK balance to it. The flavor found pale, bready, and light caramel malts at the core, with spicy pine, grapefruit, and black pepper bitterness around.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and a touch grainy on the palate.. bitter and warm, but it retained its balance.. I’d have another.
bytemesis (6569) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber, large beige creamy head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is mostly pine and caramel. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. This could be the iconic standard IPA of three years ago.