eshepski41 (18) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Light golden with frothy head. Heavy, heavy pine & hops aroma. initial citrus taste then piney hops the rest of the way that finishes excellently. I want more of this.
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 PINT can from pushkinwow (thanks!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Bright deep golden with a nice white head.
Aroma: A true hop tonic, so dank and resinous and piney and citrusy, and fresh and juice and and and, there is sufficient biscuit malt for support but the hops truly shines, lemons and grapefruits and blood oranges...oh my.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, soft effervescence.
Flav.: huge, oily, resinous, citrusy, piney, dank hops (sound familiar?), sweet biscuity malts, honey, a little yeasty, wow; sweet with big bitterness and a long, bitter, wonderfully hoppy finish.
No wonder this is so highly rated. An ode to hops if there ever was one.
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a trade thanks to Circlenine, cheers and happy St Paddy’s day!
Poured into Tulilp (had one from the can the other day, looking to compare). Bunch of sediment, two or three fingers of white head, decent retention. Smell is pure hoppieness. More on the fruity citrus side. Taste is smooth, almost closer to sweet than bitter. Viscous and fruity, very balanced, very drinkable. Very good IPA.
petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3/2/12 - Excellent IPA served in a can and poured into a chalice even though the can says not to. Oh well
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dresden (781) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to pushkinwow for this one. I drank the first half as recommended, straight from the can... while having the first BBQ of the year might I add. Huge aroma when you stick your nose in the can.Lots of citrus, lots of pine. Tastes of quite a bit of pineapple, grapefruit. Tons of resin. Actually really bitter compared to a lot of DIPA. When I poured the 2nd half into a glass, it’s a golden honey colour with floating flakes throughout. Wish I could get more.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can consumed between FOBAB and Three Floyds 15th anniversary release. Pours golden orange with a big white head. Aroma is big citrus pine and nice grassiness with the tropical and grapefruit character. Flavor is all the same, very fresh citric and resin character, all with a nice balanced malt backbone. Medium to medium full body and a crisp carbonation. Damn fine beer
lachrymalisis (381) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Pine, citrus, classic american hops. Subtle tropical fruit, tons of resin. Dry finish, very full flavored, subtle wheaty-cereal grain hiding underneath big, beautiful hops. giant fluffy white head when poured.
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 16oz can into a clear plastic tumbler. Looks like a hefeweizen. Smells like walking through a sassafras grove on the warm summer afternoon. For its vividness and abv the beer is very balanced and soothing. Clingy, refreshing, layers of soft resinous dewy golden flowers, fruits, and herbs. Sweet vs bitter battle long toward a no decision. Can’t recall a better strong IPA in this classic American style.
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Can at home, courtesy of Frank. Thanks buddy! Poured a hazy, bright orange, with a big off-white head. The smell of this beer is off the charts, just fresh hopiness. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and big resin. I could smell this beer all night long. The lacing is sticking around nicely. Taste is bitter from the start and continues throughout, I am not picking up much malt at all - pine, citrus, weed, grass, and biscuit. This beer is just hoppy, hoppy, hoppy, and I love it. A hophead’s dream. Delicious.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can shared by bhensonb. Pours dirty blonde with a thick off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a very satisfying sweet caramel malt flavor with nice balancing hop bitterness that doesn’t seem like 120 IBU. Very tasty.