blackflag321 (633) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour to shaker. Hazy brown-gold with a medium head. Citrus aroma. Nicely balanced hoppiness with something giving it an edginess...pine? straw? I bought a single to sample. Next trip to the store I will buy a 6-pack.
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forgettable, but fine IPA. Heavy grapefruit and pine. Pretty big and malty and caramel. Almost a double. Probably suffered a bit that I drank it after ninja v unicorn.
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Slows BBQ pours a hazy orange with some creamy, white head. Nose has honey, grist, orange juice, pine. Flavor is sweet with OJ and honey and grist, mild soap, lemon-lime soda. Sticky finish.
cheap (5261) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle, with a big fresh IPA perfumy aroma. Quite strong kick in the mouth with all its bitter IPA charming personality. Yes, let’s think about chewing on green grapefruit rind and then washing it down with a little turpentine and pine tree sap. So terribly on rude style it approaches double imperial IPA territory, wewwie. Will somebody please get me a macro lager to wash this down with?
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: gold pour, white head. aroma of pine hop, citrus. tastes are grassy, citrus, earthy, pine, grapefruit, little bready.
mambossa (281) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Possibly an older bottle. Pours a murky apple cider tone with a substantial and lasting head. Nose of mineral yeast, caramel malt, apricot, honey, and faded hops. Flavor has some gently toasted malt, dried apricot, yellow raisin, rind bitterness. I must admit, imagining it as a fresh bottle, it has a very sturdy malt presence to uphold the hops. Yet in this bottle, it seems so faded. The familiar metallic yeasty nose of an old beer wafts ignonimously from the glass and to your palate. It’s a shame I waited so long to try it. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.
phaleslu (9321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Pours a hazy reddish orange amber with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and spotty film. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, straw, grass, muddled fruits, earth - not much in the way of hops. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty, dry, oxidized mouthfeel. Drinks like an old amber ale.
Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Strong pungent aroma with slightly overaged fruits and berries. Deep orange/copper color with small/medium natural white head and hazy liquid. Medium bit bitter taste with slightly overaged fruits and berries. Unbalanced. Narrow/medium taste spectrum and long, hoppy aftertaste with earthy flavors of fruits. Medium/light body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, organic but messy product where the aroma promised much more.
drfabulous (6428) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Donnie. Dark pour for IPA. Another fruity caramel bomb. Not my thing with IPAs. And not West Coast, for sure.
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours an orangish amber with a medium white head. Bright, citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Flavor is a rich expression of hop fruitiness. Grapefruit, citrus rind, and tropical fruit. Medium honey and bread malt. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. On tap, this is unbelievable. Wonderful IPA.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at HopCat, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, pine, slight grass into a bit of earth, touch of spice notes into a hint of lemon. Taste was a mix of pine, orange, grapefruit into a bit of caramel, bread, some slight fruity notes, spice, finishing bitter.