DalzAle (1843) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bonus thanks to MrPickles! Clear dark orange pour, little carbonation and a sweet grapefruit aroma. Flavor is very bitter citrus, stale hops and herbal on the aftertaste. All around decent IPA.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle opened 5/9/10 and courtesy of Mr. Pickles. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark brown color with a medium sized tan frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is primarily citrus hops with a bit of a tropical vibe, and toffeeish malts. The taste is citrus hop notes with a strong earthy/resiny component. Some tropical notes here as well. Medium bodied. Pretty good IPA.
satan165 (1014) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is darkened pine and super resin, big caramel backnote. appearance is murky, hazy amber with good messy lacing and lingering ring. the ultimate in IPA appearance reminiscent of crooked tree. flavor is intense caramel before hops which come later with sticky pine sap, still hop heavy despite overall balance. wonderous beer.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber-orange that is surprisingly clear given the amount of yeast sediment stirring about in there. Big pillowy white head forms on pour and gradually settles down to a light layer that never goes away. Big chunks of lace are left behind as the glass empties. Aroma is a burst of orange and grapefruit plus a solid caramel-malt backbone. Flavor is substantially bitter with floral, resiny hops whose citrus character is a little less prominent in the flavor than in the aroma. The caramel-y malt stays in the background and provides good support to keep the hops from getting out of control. Some good earthy yeasty goodness provides yet another flavor dimension to this multi-layered brew. A tiny hint sour-mash flavor shows up as the beer warms that seems out of place, but not enough to materially detract from the overall experience. Thick and tingly palate with long, floral/bitter aftertaste. Yep, this oneís a winner.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
received a couple of 12oz bottles in a trade with kmadison. I really appreciate having been given the opportunity to try this fantastic IPA amigo!
Appearance: Definately quite red...almost like a peach iced tea or raspberry iced tea. Off white head with good retention and lacing.
Smell: loads of grapefruit and pine resin...mmmm pine resin!
Taste: loads of grapefruit, pine resin, and toasted malt. Not quite caramel which Iím happy about. More biscuity. Really tasty stuff!
Mouthfeel: Not too heavy or sticky. Good amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Not the best because of the loads of citrus hops but still good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-17-2009
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Dan Journal #348. Tasted 5/3/10. 12oz bottle. Mildly hazy with an amber hue. Spotty clinging bone white head. Aromas of bright citrus candy and citrus, grapefruity hops. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Bright with a dry finish. A touch light on the palate, but a sure smooth sipper.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint served out on the patio. The pour was a hazy, orangy copper color, with decent, off white, bubbly foam to the head, and clingy ribbons of lacing. The aroma was heavy graininess, substantial malt, resiny pine, and some mid-fruit sweetness. The mouthfeel had a nice creaminess to it, as the flavor added slight caramel hints to the mix, but also an odd, briney, astrigency to the finish.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Compliments of Brian Da Beer Pimp, poured a lovely and cloudy dark amber. Aroma immediate of pines, malts. The flavour was upfront pine resin with a hop bomb bitterness. Malt comes in to balance the floral bitterness. Wow, what an incredible IPA, could drink this regularly. Thanks Bri
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the pub. Pours a deep copper amber with a creamy off-white head. Full, slightly sweet resinous piney hop aroma. Flavor is dryly bitter with a bit of sugary sweetness. Overall could use a little punch but quaffable and with a nice lingering dryness.
coharahawk (167) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tab at brewery. Dark golden-orange with reddish hues. Aroma is juicy ctirus hops (amarillo). Nicely balanced flaovr with plenty of requisite hops and a little caramel malt backbone. Nicely done.