NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours an attractive bronze with fluffy head. Nose is fresh piney hops and different. Light fruity note as well. On taste, clean bitterness, though is also quite minerally that is distracting. Good malt backbone and clean finish. Not too shabby.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey DC in March 2010.
A: Pours a somewhat-dark copper with some orange tints to it. Nice off-white head and a bit of lacing.
S: Very nice. Lots of floral and citrus hops with a tad bit of caramel sweetness in the background.
T: Lots of hop bitterness. Nothing too overpowering or extraordinary, but certainly not balanced. Citrus and floral hops shine through with a bit of an herbal zest in the background. Some caramel malt in the background.
M: Medium bodied with good carbonation and only a hint of alcohol.
D: Very drinkable. My glass was gone way too fast. Another great (D)IPA coming from the folks in Healdsburg.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-16-2010
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler served in a tulip. Golden honey color with a large off-white head, sticky resiny lace. Orange and pineapple citrus aroma with a backdrop of honeyed malt. Sweet malty flavor. Medium body, mild carbonation, green, resiny, bitter finish. Rock solid strong IPA.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a copper orange color with a bubbly white head. aroma and flavor are nice grapefruit, orange peel, and pine. the beer has some descent lacing and overall it is a good iipa.
Ungstrup (30267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of grass, grapefruits, and hops as well as medium notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt combined with lots of hops, grapefruit, and citrus fruits as well as hints of hay.
bb (7401) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Big grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light summer fruits. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light caramel.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden with large white head. herbal hop nose. firm bitterness before a lot of herbal and citrus hop notes before some alcohol and a moderate amount of residual sweetness for style. a nice double ipa
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Big grapefruit aroma, light cereal flavor with some grapefruit going on still. Not much in the way of bitterness. Not BR’s best but definitely a nice beer to have occasionally.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Consumers Beverages (Transit Road). Slightly hazy slightly amberish gold pour, average lasting off-white creamy-foamy head. Interesting aroma - quite a lot of oily cereal grain - sort of halfway between canola and rye - with a strong overlay of grapefruit hops - I think there’s a fair bit of alcohol in there, but I can’t make it out over the dominant grain/bitterness. Wow, I really dig the taste of this - it delivers exactly what the aroma promised, but the citrus hops slide right to the front, and the alcohol asserts itself more - it’s not huge, but it is quite hop-forward, and the grain/malt backbone is there for minimal structure. Chewy, dry, slightly boozy mouthfeel, lightly carbonated, with a long, dry, citrus zest/pith finish ... I look forward to drinking this bastard dry! *** later note - this beer has, oddly, a little of that house character of the Duggan’s beers here in Toronto - the cereal grain seems a bit toasty and sulfur-like - nothing unpleasant, perhaps it’s the water?
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Capone’s. Pours a clear orange. Aroma is a nice hop balanced with some hints of bread. Flavor is mild bitter hops. Smooth and delicious.