jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
labeled can at 7K/5K. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of white sugar, citrus, wet grass and light malt. Medium bodied.
jredmond (5669) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can courtesy of victor. At clocks. Pours a hazy orange with white lacing. Aroma is super fresh pine and grass hops. Mouthfeel is nice and sessionable with notes of fresh hops.
callmemickey (3030) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little past its prime. Orange zest, grapefruit, some tropical fruits, some dankness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, assertive bitterness. Solid. Would like to try this fresh.
umich03jm (2178) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can thanks to tectactoe(?) for sharing. Pours a hazy amber-gold with a small fizzy head. The usual floating sediment Iíve come to expect from Alchemist is also there. Aroma is packed with dank hops. Citrus and pine mostly with a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is so oily and dank without being perfumy. Reminds me a lot of Heady. Grapefruit, mango, pine, pineapple, and fresh cut grass. Moderate bitterness and so smooth. Just awesome. Why are all the best IPAís and DIPAís from Vermont? I hope I can retire there.
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange hue with tons of sediment suspended in the liquid. Delicate white foam forms on the surface, leaving behind sticky cobwebs of lace.
Soft, low carb level. Citric aroma is a bit faint, reminding me of what this moderately old (~1 month?) IPA likely once was. Clean malts beg me not to notice the aging hops behind them but alas, it's too late. Hints of tropical fruits fade quickly with each sip, dressing my palate in past-prime hoppy bitterness. Still a decent beer today, yet I can only imagine what this tasted like a few weeks ago.
Regardless, it's no Heady.
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Can: Thanks, Mark! Cloudy orange-amber body with tiny bits of sediment floating about, topped with a wimpy, eggshell colored film & collar. Aroma is intense hoppage; dank hemp oil & weedy hops, fresh cut wet grass, tangerine zest, grapefruit flesh, very juicy & citric moreover with plenty of raw hop earthiness grinding through it all. Taste is crisp & delicious... A mouth full of wet pine, dankness, dripping lupulin oils, weed, grass, bitter grapefruit pith, light green onion, orange & tangerine peel, & the slightest kiss of sugar cookie malt sweetness in the finish. Aftertaste still leaves a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Truly delicious!
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, pineapple, and grapefruit. It pours a hazy dull orange with a lot of sediment. It had a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate citrus, pineapple, and tropical fruits. The finish has moderate grapefruit with a hint of pine. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
ironbike1 (14) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this little gem from a friend. Pours a nice golden color with huge pine scent. Taste is of the same pine /citrus. Delicious beer one of the best ipas Iíve had to date.
I could go on and on but every really hit itís strong points already.
WanderinCelt87 (188) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours from a can a very hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is subtle orange and pine. Taste is straight grapefruit and pine with a little floral after taste. Leaves a bitter after taste.
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to Jason for sending me an enormous box of awesome for nothing. Pours a hazy glowing orange with fairly nice white head. The last of the pour definitely has Heady Topper lite levels of crap in it. How is this not a detriment to this and Heady Topper to more people? Aroma is peach, hay, orange and a slightly past itís prime malt. Taste doesnít have any of that heavy malt. Nice tropical start with more orange in there and some stone fruit. Then it dies off and leaves a average to ho hum IPA. Overall, I am happy to have tried another beer from Alchemist and realize it isnít worth trading for.