ColovianTrader (383) - - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Citrus, caramel, lightly toasted malts, lemons and oranges round out the flavour. Crisp pine and resin finish. Moderate hop bitterness. Creamy and medium bodied.
libertine (261) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber with a two finger white head. Aroma of oranges, malt and resin. flavor is sweet and resinous with some orange. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. pretty tasty.
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Downtown Spirits, Seattle
Beautiful amber color, bright and clean, with medium sized compact head. Mild aroma of resiny hops and caramelly malt. Good body strength; the flavor is essentially based o malt and caramel, with a touch of cereals; itís lean, with just a bit of sweetness, so it doesnít get cloying; the hops are not very bright, but they still carry a good degree of bitterness and some hop resins; bitter orange peel in the final.
Not vibrant, but a solid brew.
thegreenrooster (3399) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is piney hop and very bready. Flavor is more of the piney hop and also a very heavy and chewy malt. A slight alcohol burn also emerges after the swallow. This was just ok. Not enough of the hops and a way too heavy malt bill make this slightly above average.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery orange with a thin head and delicious aromas of papaya, oranges, a little pine and toffee. Flavor loses a little of the distinction that comes through in the nose, though and the thing ends up as a well balanced DIPA without a direction to the hops. The bitterness is just that... bitterness, but not distinctly tropical or citrus or any other path I can follow. That said, it has a nice zing to it and things balance out very nicely.
malrubius (1959) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Clear copper with lasting head and lace. Piney resiny fruity bready aroma. Very fruity sweet with very piney assertive bitterness and fruity finish. An odd combo. Medium full body. Good.
PhilJackson80 (437) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 11/16/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. The aroma had pine, resin, biscuits & some light citrus. The taste had mainly pine & biscuits. The flavor was good but nothing special. Easy to drink but not that great.
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KennyB (2) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First time trying this beer, and rating a beer here on RateBeer, too! This IPA poured a little cloudy, but has a nice golden amber color. It rose to a nice 2 finger head and has some lacing. The nose picks up a lot of notes Iím partial to: pine, citrus, and an almost floral sweet note. This beer tastes just like it smells, with pine and citrus in the forefront, then it has a long finish, when the bready malt flavors come to play. It finishes dry, and is not bitter. I drink a lot of high abv beers, so the alcohol content didnít put me off at all, itís not too bad for an 8.5 abv brew. Iíd buy again, as itís a seasonal offering. Cheers!
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Amber color with two fingers of sandy head. Lots of thick sheet lacing. Nose is hop forward and sweet; citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Hop flavors a huge without excessive bitterness. Citrus and pine, lightly sweet. A sense of the ABV on the backend reminds me that this is 8.5%, but it is hidden for the most part. Picking up a little bready malt in the tail as it warms. Nice offering by ABC.
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color with a medium head. Aroma has hops up front with some citrus and pine. Taste has grapefruit and resin up front. There is a pepper like spice also that provides a good balance.