KansaiBeerLvrs (1592) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster from a bomber at the Hanshin Seed Event. Deep coppery gold. Very hoppy herbal & slightly piney bouquet. Medium bodied with a slightly slick mouthfeel & dry finish. The taste is bitter but not that complex, sweet malts, fruity hop notes then resin & pine sap. Pretty good.
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy copper under a thin foamy head. The aroma has some earthy bitter floral tones and something akin to stir dry pork. Flavor was a bit too earthy bitter with some leafy hop tones, some earthy old pine and old grapefruit rind. Nothing bad by all means but nothing particularly great.
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour, white head. This is much more caramel forward than most IIPAs that I tend to like. There is an ok core of citrus peel hops, but the sweetness and malt are off balance IMO.
DenverLogan (770) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22 oz bottle via Letspour.com. Pours an apricot copper with big head and lace. Aroma of malts. Tastes of amber malts, floral hops, slight oxidation. Creamy and full bodied but I wouldn’t want more than half a pint.
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had off tap at Wob cap hill. Deep amber color. Very dry and bitter with slight floral hop presence. The hop punch actually mellows as you drink it. Medium bodied and the finish has a little caramel malt sweetness. Overall I really enjoy this brew.
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is a nice fresh citrusy hop. Flavor is again a nice clean hop followed with just enough caramel malt sweetness. A very clean and fresh tasting IPA.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy orange with some sediment, a large white head, and good lacing.
smell is of hops, caramel, floral, and a touch of citrus.
taste is of citrus, tropical fruit, some caramel, hops, and grain. ends hoppy.
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy rich gold, foamy white ring head. Soapy grass nose, hints of orange sweetness. Flavor is orange candy sweetness, soapy palate clogs throat like a pipe, manure bitterness in the finish.
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to radagast83. Pours a clear amber, nice head retention. Nose is toffee, celery, more celery. Taste is bitter orange peel, more celery. Palate is sharply bitter, aggressive.
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours an orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is orange, dried grapefruit, herbal, a little dusty, orange pulp. Flavor is dusty, herbal, malt, pine, orange. Very high carbonation. Spritzy finish.