Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on November 4, 2010.
Pours a nice, slightly-hazed orange color with a three-finger off-white head and an explosion of lacing as it goes down my glass. Then, the nose--holy crap are there a lot of hops in this way. The nose itself is incredibly bitter and brings forward a strong force of citrus hops with a bit of pine as well.
The flavor backs off a bit. There is just an unending amount of bitterness coming through in the feel, though the taste doesnít quite hit the high not belonging to the mouthfeel and the aroma, as the hop flavors donít really pop and it turns into a bit of an IBU bomb without the flavor to back it up. Still, a really nice beer and a pretty good substitute for not getting to try Heady Topper, though Iíll be back looking for that.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Orange pour light tan head. Citrus and pine aroma. Pine, grassy and earthy flavor, with a bit of back end citrus note.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head and light sticky retention. Grassy and spruce hop tones, very resinous and very bittering. Chewy grass, hints of grapefruit. Pretty good.
bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub back in Nov 2010: cloudy orange with a frothy white head, beautiful floral hoppy aroma and nice hoppy taste. Nice!
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small and bubbly white head. Aroma is slight pinewood and grapefruity hoppy. Mild peachy and slight citrusy hoppy. Bitter and dry citrusy finish. Crisp and bitter.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a near clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma was mainly piney with a bit of backing grapefruit and grass. Flavor began with pine, which remained strong through out the beer as was backed by a combination of grain, hay and grass.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Alchemist on my way to Hill Farmstead for BWBDV. Pours orange, hazed with a medium sized white head. Awesome aromas, super clean citrus hops, big sticky pine. Great hop flavors. Juicy and earthy. Long quinine and grapefruit on the finish. Great stuff.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Taste of citrus, grass, pine sap, resin, some tobacco, and grapefruit.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Hazy orange-gold with foamy off-white head. Aroma is herbal with grass, rose, pepper, chamomile and citrus. Flavors of grain, citrus, pine, chocolate milk, chamomile and rose. Slightly tannic. Astringent hop bite. Medium body with a full mouthfeel. Unique. Like a super-hopped ESB.
lefossoyeur (394) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden blonde with a nice white head. Lots of citrus and resinous hops with a long bitter finale. very thirst question. Personnaly one of the best session IPA Iíve had in my life. And at 5,2% itís more than welcomed.