kdm1984 (682) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a fan of the aroma - in-your-face pine with a bit of sugary sweet in the background. Modest appearance; smaller head, but lacing retains well. Flavor - spicy with tropical fruits. Malt backbone also comes out the more it sits. A little gaggy pine in the back tongue, but not so much to make it undrinkable, and it lessens as it sits. Booze level about what I expected. Overall, I was hoping for a little better, and certainly less pine. Still, enough tasty fruit to keep it from being a drainpour, particularly if you’re patient.
jsquire (3509) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow golden color with a foamy ivory colored head. Sweet orange and tropical fruit hop nose. Sweet beer with lots of orange juice, I’ll say pineapple, and tropical fruit flavors. There is a hint of the pinching cat spray in the finish but it is pretty subdued. Okay IPA.
STLGoldendog (58) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funky fruit aroma. Clean golden appearance. Citrus and malty taste taste. Bitter throughout palate. Pretty good but a bit skunky.
miyauchi38 (281) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (711) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, lighter amber in color with a medium and long lasting white head. The aroma is big on grassy hops and melon, along with lesser impressions of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. The taste has a good amount of bitterness. Its strong in pine and pineapple, while still being very grassy. There is a lesser degree of mango and melon as well. Very faint aftertaste is pineapple. This one is more full in body, slick in texture, while having an average amount of carbonation. This is good, and pretty easy to drink. But there are better IPAs out there.
sawbuck (344) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fragrant, catty, cirtus hop aroma. Orange light amber in color, with a whitish head. Rich, sweet malt up front, quickly enveloped by the citrus/catty flavor from the hops. Orange/grapefruit flavor really pronounced. Bitterness intesifies on the finish, but disepates nicely. A little watery mouthfeel, Nice IPA.
PhilJackson80 (331) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Tasted on 10/5/14. Beer courtesy of Chae... Thanks!!! The beer has a lot of stone fruit, citrus, a little pineapple. Overall it has a great balance.
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TylerGreenDC (341) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. An intense burst of tart fruitiness (pineapple?) gives way to a ridiculous amount of sweet tropical fruit. Then more and more. Finishes a smidge sticky. Booming and wonderful.
edwardbass (530) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From memory having on tap @ Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. A nice IPA, with nice citrus and especially pine resin hops, and enough malt character to balance things nicely. I’d buy this for home.
Frank (2935) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mosaic has become one of my favorite hops and this beer is an example of exactly why. It is a pretty glowing orange color w/ a fine and long lasting head that leaves behind lacing in rings. Its nose is bright, vibrant and complex courtesy of what I assume must be just a ton of those fine mosaic hops. There is a bit of pine underpinning a ton of pineapple and lemon zest. The hop character implies a bit of sweetness but while there might be a touch of caramel this is really a dry and drinkable beer. It finishes on the mild side w/ crisp, firm bitterness and a lingering piny hop note. This is a great IPA. I really can’t say enough good things about it.