hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... Clear, brilliant yellow with a small, frothy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is of honey and marmalade instead of floral, citrusy or tropical fruit-like hops. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Rindy, citrusy bitterness is nearly balanced out by gently-roasted pale malts and barley. Dry, bitter finish. If this beer smelled better and was a touch less attenuated, it would be world class. Thanks go out to burg326 for providing the growler!
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of burg326. Cheers, Adam! Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is tropical fruit, herbs, pine, caramel, and mild pine. Flavor is a nice hop punch: tropical fruit, herbs, pine, caramel, and pine. Light in body and a nice session-ish beer.
sloshgator (557) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
7thenth Sun The Bench is a nice drinking IPA. Decent citrus aroma. Cloudy pour with a dense head. Nice floral notes with more citrus flavors (ala the pomelo in the description) The citrus lasts well after the last sip. The Bench is a tasty IPA specimen!
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at brewery, poured a light amber gold color wih huge aromas of tropical fruit and light grapedruit. Flavors were hoppy with tropical fruit, refreshing overall, could enjoy a lot of these outside in the sun.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderately bitter with a fairly light body. Some citrus and rind with light earth.
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at 7th Sun with Linh and Maggi. Pours a lightly hazed amber orange body with light white lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon and citric hops. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of citrus fruits exploding, grapefruit with honey, pomelo and lemons. I’m not sure I would have recognized the pomelo flavor if it hadn’t been for my girlfriend’s family always breaking them out during a long night of drinking. They make pretty good hats too.
jcartamdg (2442) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours a deep gold with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit, this is a grapefruit bomb, lots of bitterness and some tropical notes. Taste is bitter yet refreshing, very solid flavorful ipa.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy yellow. Nose is heavy citrus, loads of hops and orange pith. Flavor is crisp malts, tart citrus, loads of lemon/lime/grapefruit hops. Hints of floral notes. Finishes nice and dry. Great beer from my 2 favorite breweries!