hamilton23 (592) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler sent from Mike. Unfortunately, the growler lost some carbonation in route, so I will need to give this one another shot fresh. Aroma is incredibly dank with lots of hops, some grapefruit. Taste follows the nose with good balance of sweet, bitter and maltiness in there.
wheresyourball (414) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler kindly shared by Steve. Pours a clear orange, but unfortunately came out flat. Nose is big fruit - grapefruit, dank. Flavor follows with a bitter finish. Very good.
bytemesis (2424) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Daknole, consumed fresh. Pours clear orange with a medium white head, creamy and nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, dank with notes of cat piss. How I like it :). Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, a touch of grain perhaps. Not harsh, but a bit of a lingering bitter finish. Medium body. Nice effort; would have been exceptional as recently as a couple of years ago.
Clownoisseur (90) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from brewery courtesy of agentzigzag. Pours a sparkling orange with a gorgeous white head. Aromas a nice grapefruit, lemon, orange peel and sweet malts. Taste is nice and crisp. Bitter for sure. Not as much of the citrus from the nose in the taste. More floral with the malt bill becoming more prominent. The sweetness is muted by more bitterness in the finish. Solid beer.
TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Daknole. Pours coppe with minimal head. The aroma is terrific danky diesel hops. Taste is sweet upon first sip, but improves as I get accustomed to it. Hops are floral and tropical, lots of grapefruit. Not bitter, remains sweet, tropical hops. Really well done, very good beer. Would love to try on tap, as I feel like 6ish days in a growler didn’t make it better, but its still very good.
maley1 (624) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus and hops. Taste of slight malts, faint caramel, grapefruit, orange peel and a long bitter hop finish. Full bodied, nice carbonation.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Lots of grapefruit with a malt backbone. Clear orange with a thin head. Upfront bitterness, grapefruit pith all the way through. A little malt sweetness would have made this a great IPA.
Jow (1818) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tsp at the brewery. Pretty great and refreshing straightforward IPA. Pours copper orange with beige head. Loads of citrus on the nose. Tastes of juicy citrus, bitter pine, melons, and earth. Dry and bitter finish.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer arrives from the tap with a pale, light tan colored, ring of a head. The beer is a clear, dark amber, red tinged beer. Up front notes of tangerine zest, Meyer lemon peel, light guava notes, and a bit of herbal, earthy, peppery character in the finish. As my nose recovers from the pale ale the beer gets more fruit focused and floral.
This has a light medium body and a bit of malt sweetness to it, including a noticeable crystal malt character that adds a bit of spice, some caramelized notes, and a touch of sweet tea like crystal malt flavors to this beer. The hop character is of course dominant here with a nicely bitter bite, peppery tangelo zest notes, floral peach notes, as well as lots of sweet guava and some lychee notes that infuse the flavor experience.
A nice, quite enjoyable IPA; this is pretty good, though I have to admit this is likely the least interesting beer I have had so far from this brewery. Still, this is quite a good IPA that hits all the necessary requirements for me: light, quaffable, with an expressive, new world hop focus, I am happy to drink a bunch of this.
beerbaaron (860) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at brewpub. Clear, golden orange amber. Small to medium creamy off-white head, fairly lasting with good lace. Fruity. Citrus. Orange, grapefruit, pine. Balancing malt only. Hops star. Medium body. Clean bitter, creamy, some resineyness. Smooth with just right dryness. Superb drinkability. Tasty and awesome.