redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-Clear deep golden a thick, white, long lasting head. Nice lacing.
Aroma- Big sweet scent, honey,pine,fruity
Flavor-Bitter hoppy bite, sweet malt,citrus,creamy
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had this beer more than a few times but never written a review. This one is based on a 22 0z. bottle. Poured a light golden amber with an ample two-finger head which dissapted into a white covering fairly quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side but lasted. Nose is a wonderful collection of orange and mango, some pine and floral hops. Taste starts with a some sweetness and citrus and then quickly folds into a pleasantly dry and mildly bitterness. There is some alcohol warming at the end as well. Feel is medium to light and oily. This is a very refreshing beer you must try - IF it’s fresh. Highly recommended and near the top of my favs.
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2011 Pint from my pal Jess down at the Local 4th and broadway SD.. The pour is typical ballast point,,, a little lighter in shade than some others but enough murkiness to let me know there is something behind the veil. The aroma is powerful.. Its deep robust experienced hops.. and the first hit to the palate is that of an impecably constructed ipa, hops yes, powerful yes.. Pine, bitter hops, but the surprise is how smooth this thing is on the afterbite.. I think its neck and neck with the Alesmith, or even nose to nose.. Now thats a heavy weight fight worth ordering.. Well down ballast point.. Oh and by the way.. the coolest name for a beer.> EVER!!
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a clear (tiny specks) apricot body with a off white milky head that leaves behind wet sloppy lacing.
S: Aroma delivers lush peaches and apricots are leading the way of the tropical parade. Lemon tartness and faint pine resin contribute to the sweet fruit.
T/M: Super sweet tropical fruits up front then the bitter lemon, grapefruit and orange oil take over the dry finish. Toasted toffee malt and pepper. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
O: Lush tropical fruits delicate spice and toasted malt. The bitterness in the finish really rounds out the sweetness. Fantastic easy drinking IPA to seek out.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Color pale yellow, hint of orange. Aroma: Rotten fruit/Grapefruit. Flavor: Biting grapefruit flavor with hints of lemon and citrus. Smooth yet extremely tart finish.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice cloudy golden amber, about an inch of head settles to a half finger, pretty good lacing.
Aroma is full of fruit and citrus. Lots of mango, pineapple, apricots, hops, grapefruit, and little honey.
Taste is pretty close to the nose. Lots of mango and hop. It is sweet, tangy, and bitter all at once.
Mouth feel is pretty bright, lots of "zing" from the carbonation. Smooth going down with some hop bitterness and a little sweetness in the body.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Arrogant Bastard 0.5 L glass. There is no freshness date. Beer is hazy and amber in color. Carbonation is moderate to high with biggish bubbles. Head is thick, large bubbles, leaves some lacing as it falls away.
Beer smell like funky pine hops and not much else. Smells fine for an IPA.
Spicy, citrus and pine hops. Beer is not dry but rather wet. Almost no aftertaste. The hops cover you mouth. Second taste oranges, pine, lemon, some sweetness, a very good tasting beer.
Medium body good connectiveness in the flavors, hits all the centers on the palate, drinkability high.
Serving type: bottl
dojken (194) - - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bra balans med fin god arom med frukt o citrus. Beskan ligger bra i munnen med lång eftersmak. Detta är utifrån att vara en Ipa en mycket bra sådan.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From The Hopster...crisp IPA notes of apricot grass pine smooth drinking very good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Handypaul (191) - - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale orange with a thin white head that disappears quickly leaving decent lacing. Light aromas of caramel, oranges, hay and pine. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture, medium sweet, brief finish. I think it’s a bit overrated.