TreadyTalk (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderately strong, hoppy aroma with the color of a particularly rich IPA. Chewy with a delayed onset of hop flavor. Tastes of dark fruits and malts with a sharp raisin flavor.
GlennHendry (288) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich with ripe citrus and toffee. Something else, too, but I can’t figure it out. Taste is grapefruit and pine with lots of caramel, resiny sweetness. Bitter and boozy. This is a big (and beautiful) beer.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th August 2016
Hazy amber - gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is light, smooth and has reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth malts, mildly sweet. Hops bring a pithy citrus. Mild tropical fruits. Spicy orange before a light finish. Nice enough.
commonmac (1045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Muddy Waters. Still get excited to see this brewery distribute more and more offerings in Mpls. Nose is heavy on pine resin and a slight floral hop note. Golden orange appearance...clear and filtered. Lacing is decent. Head quick to dissipate. Taste and mouthfeel have strong resin characteristics with an alcohol bite. Pine and hoppyness come into play with a slight cloying nature. Very nice finish with the malty backbone serving as a capable foil to the bitterness of the hops. Bigger and badder than Racer 5 and Grand Am but again very high quality.
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared by Chalumeaux. Thanks, TJ! No bottle date. Pours golden brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, earthy spice. Flavor is caramel, toffee, grass.
Chalumeaux (1041) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle purchased at Redstone Andover hazy orange with a one finger white head. Aromas of caramel malt some spice and citrus. Taste is malty caramel spicy citrus rind and bitter hop finish.
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely balanced, though strong with hops. Some grapefruit-like bitterness, full and punchy. A nice IPA I would certainly get again.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stanley’s. Pours a clear orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has strong pine supported by sweet grains and a bit resin. Flavor combines sweet citrus, pine and resin with slightly sweet and boozy grains supporting.
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with white head. Orange malty aroma. Taste is nose with a nice bitter funk.
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Draft at Moriartys. Hazy orange amber pour with a wide spray of beige foam. Sharp syrupy spicy citrus hop bite. Toasted sugarcane. Pink grapefruit pith and zest. Celery root. Burnt butter. Unusual. ABV is somewhat hidden but adds some harshness. Much bigger than the Racer 5; maybe a cousin to the Racer 15. Big, sweet and spicy.
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great Bear Republic offering. A bit heavier than Racer 5, but same distinctive hoppy flavor. Two of these had me feeling pretty good.