ACD (655) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Ginger Man Austin. Hazy gold amber, good solid white head. Pine nose, blood orange and pithy stuff happening. Taste gives good resin and needle pine mix, light caramel, some spruce, deeper orange notes, grapefruit kick. Fairly juicy orange finish. Pithy and pine bitterness. Booze well integrated. Yeah, decent.
Gription79 (2283) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Ed. The aroma is citrusy, pine, floral, American Hop dominated, there is a slight caramel malty note. The caramel is more noticeable in the flavor, citrusy hops and pine notes as well.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. orange amber with small head. strong citrus hops. moderate booze. medium bitterness in the finish. maybe slightly aboverage.
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. Meh... not much aroma. Mediocre taste. I expect more from this style, this ABV, and even this brewery.
TheShaunsie (2) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/Bronze in color, head quick to dissapate. Loads of pine, resin in aroma. Slight orange as well. Lighter body than appearance would suggest, pine bitterness throughout. Finishes kind of soapy. Not very complex hop profile, but solid IPA.
RedSox2004 (1291) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber colour with a two-finger bright white head and very nice lace. Bright hoppy citrus aroma. Gentle hop bitterness with a nice offsetting caramel sweetness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a crisp clean finish.
J_man (716) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy, dank aroma with noticeable sweetness. Crystal clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Lots of sweet caramel malt and bitter, earthy hops hit at the same time. The alcohol comes up behind this but doesn’t really have much of a bite. Full bodied and smooth creamy texture. Seems to be more like what a British DIPA would be given the strong malt character and earthy bitterness without a bite.
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jello-y amber pour with half inch of white head. Juicy almost syrupy citrus aroma, simple but pungent. Soft carbonation, syrupy but tingly mouthfeel, clean finish that’s a little numbing. Light piney and citrusy hop taste, biscuity malt backbone, slightly tropical pineapple, papaya, and coconut toward the finish. Nice, light, DIPA that hides its ABV well.
mensch (256) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney, almost minty aroma with a little woodsy/forest note. Strong hop bitterness is matched bud for bud with the alcohol laden malt flavors. I’d like it better with some more hop flavor, or if they just called it a Barley wine instead.
Zymurgeist2 (1054) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bomber to glass. Overt grapefruit. Clear deep hold with full white head. Moderate high bitterness and slight alcohol warmth. Balanced malt and hop flavor, where the flavor could be more pronounced. Overall, a very good beer but nothing to seek out.