unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle Amber beer with a cream head. light summer fruit and light grapefruit aroma. Sweet malt and pine flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. decent bitterness. Grapefruit and sweet malts linger with light summer fruit.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a golden orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a cloudy copper-gold with a large semi-lasting fluffy white head. Lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney, grassy & floral hops along with citrus, sweet malt and more fruit. Flavour is sweet, with lots of resiny hops, sweet malt, sweet fruit, some alcohol and a dry, moderate bitter finish. Average bodied. A bit too sweet, knocking it from great to good.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium, off-white head. Aroma of earthy/pine/citrus hops and bready malts. Flavor of earthy/citrus/pine hops with some bready malts in the background along with some light sweetness. Smooth drinking with a similar but slightly weak finish.
Ron (2525) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is golden orange with a white head and good lacing. Grapefruit, biscuit, orange peel and good amount of hops in the aroma. Taste is somewhat sweet upfront, light caramel, grapefruit peel, orange, straw, grass and hops with a light bitter finish. Medium malty Body with high carbonation.
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wet hops and vanilla on the nose. Bright gold with a decent foam. Strong bread, biscuit, vanilla and citrus flavors. Some caramel and unbalanced hops on the finish. Overall, nothing special about this. Tastes very generic. I’d give this a C rating.
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight haze to a slightly brown-orange. Good lacing.
Aroma has mild herbal,some fruit/floral,some dank, toasty buiscuit. Probably more strong with ripe fruit.
Taste is good malty smooth no big booziness here. Its very easy drinking for a double.Good hoppy middle and finish.Slickness with a nice mellow sweet vanilla/honey. Grapefruit type bitter.Smooth slight linger. Somewhat ginger(peppery)-spice like. Pretty nice. Has a bit of funky oldish yeast off and on. Could be a bit aged/poorly stored/handled.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head. Floral hops, mild grass, and lots of orange peel. A light tropical character, some resinous pine notes, and a bit of caramel. There’s a mild sweetness to the flavor along with a moderate bitterness. Some orange peel, tropical fruit, and floral hop notes. A bit of toasted bread, grass, and plenty of pine.
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale orange color with nice bubbly head that fades normally and never completely goes away. Leaves some lacing too. This aroma is pretty complex. Grapefruit and pineapple for sure but I’m getting some pine, flowers, and another foresty aroma. I’m guessing it’s the redwood needles based on the description. Also, some biscuity malt. Taste is surprisingly really good too. A bit too sweet but not bad. Lots of tart citrus fruit mixed with forest tastes like pine, redwood and flowers. Lots of noticeable biscuity malt that adds thickness and creaminess. Finish is smooth and even has some spicy black pepper too. Really enjoyed this beer, glad I bought this.
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atlanta Highway) in Athens. Very pleasant mixed (citrus/pine) hop aroma, not an assault, some caramel. Fair orange/amber color, one finger of clumpy white head, good lace. Good balance in initial, nice fruit and some caramel / a slightly sourish note emerges, and then the fruitiness expands / rich aftertaste. Medium-heavy body. Well made and tasty and balanced. Brings out a variety of flavors throughout the palate. The best I’ve had from this brewery.