Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice IPA. Murky golden with a tight small head. Citrus/ pine on the nose. Very crisp going down. This would be greatly satisfying on a hot day.
drsordr (2175) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour yellowish copper. Nose floral and tropical fruit hop with a hint of malt. Taste grassy herbal hop bitterness p front. Mid palate sweetness. Finish with bitterness and some burn from the alcohol.
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy straw golden color with 1 finger head that lingers leaving heavy lacing. Somewhat sweet with moderate bitterness. Toasted malt, resinous hops, hint of caramel. Full body, softer, creamy carbonation which is a little different for the IPA body. Pretty well balanced. Long, smooth but bitter finish. This is a good imperial IPA. Unique
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick with malt sweetness well balanced with hops. Bright orange color hints at brighter citrus expression.
AndyW68 (1369) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Inconsistent hazy orange with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus and alcohol. Taste is Bitter citrus with unpleasant alcohol in the back. I donít really like this beer.
BeerSquare (117) - - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had the chance to sample a bottle of last yearís, plus a bottle of this yearís in the same day, so Iím obligated to comment.
This is an interesting IIPA. Itíll smack you around a bit-- it does earn itís extra "I" and the alcohol is significant in the taste.
Very appealing color-- last yearís was notably cloudier and oranger than this years, but still a very nice looking beer.
Clear aroma with just a hint of hops and alcohol.
The taste is very complex, and Iíve always noted a lot of variation between bottles. . . at least in terms of perception. Still really good though for a dose of true hopness.
You do wish the alcohol was a bit more subtle (seriously, youíd guess it was north of 10-12%), but itís worth it to chew on all the piney, resiny, skunky goodness.
I especially like the way it is at the same time sharp, citrusy, piney, sweet, floral and fruity (apple, mostly), without any of these notes overpowering the others.
Good stuff. If it were a bit more refined it might be "great". . . but it also might not be as unique.
vtafro (6230) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with tan head. Aroma is lightly hopped with not much of anything. Alcohol come through with some citrus hops, some light malt balancing tones.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange with a slight white head. Citrusy aroma. Taste is bitter grapefruit up front, followed by some citrus, balanced out with some caramel maltiness. Good stuff, would certainly drink again.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is hard core pine, cleaning solution and assertive citrus rind, not peel but rind. The flavor can easily be duplicated by venturing into your local lovable cedar and pine forest, cutting into your basic free standing live tree and licking it. This is aggressively piney and cedarish enough to be medicinal. Great weight to the beer but it unfortunately leaves the beer on your tongue for quite a while. Interesting and certainly an experience but it kind of feels like a failed pliny clone homebrew to me. Thank you Arcadia. 2013 12oz.
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a lot of resin. skunky resin. warming and a bit harsh with rubbing alcohol. fruit y esters like fruit punch. pine hop and citrus with a strong malt component. funky taste. powerful.