jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-offwhite-hazy/cloudy gold/amber. A-pine, some sweet lt/med malt. T-pine/resin hops with some bite, some sweet lt/med malt.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler brought to me by jcwattsrugger. Pours a dark orange with a one finger thick off white head. Some lace. Strong citrus aroma backed by biscuity malt. Lots of grapefruit and pine resin flavor, than a nice caramel sweet finish. Medium bodied. Easy to drink and delicious.
radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full pint of this beer at the brewpub. Poured a slightly hazy, but mostly clear copper color with a medium sized lasting white head. Aroma was hoppy, but not overtly hoppy. This was pretty enjoyable. Touch of citrus notes, malt balance.
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just shy of an IPA, very refreshing on a hot day. Strong hop aroma with a crisp carbonated palate. Has a brief bitter aftertaste.
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khaotickane (4) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím a hop head, so I gotta give this the highest props of all time. This is the best brew Iíve ever consumed!
keepersj12 (2245) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly hoppier version of their pale ale. Nice malt aroma with some grass and bread. The flavor starts with a sweet malt base followed by a nice hop finish. Dry and refreshing.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub in Moline. Good citrus herb hop, good balance, and nice bold flavors. Minimal pillowy head on the cloudy, burnt orange pour. The nose is on the lighter side and is slightly soapy. Aroma is fruity in general with notes of melon fruit, citrus, light tropical fruits, apples, and cereal grains. The body is well bittered, slightly chewy, and decently balanced. More caramels and light toasty cereal grains come through in the more complex flavor. Then big, bitter, chewy citrus fruit, and thick herbal come through. Lingers sticky pine and herb. This was solid.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a small head and not a lot of lace to speak of on the glass.
The aroma is fairly mild, at first itís got sort of a dirty water character but that thankfully fades leaving a clean maltiness and a little bit of citrus.
The flavor has a great toasty malt character, is mildly sweet but has a good deal of fruit forward hoppiness. Itís straightforward but works really nicely,
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Tap at Bent River on Nov. 26, 2011. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Awesome citrus hop aroma and taste. Good balance. Really nice beer.
jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Growler pour to a Samual Smith pub tulip glass.Very murky dark orange/light brown,small head to a ring of foam with some lacing.
Pretty good aroma of resiny floral,grapefruit citrus some herbal/spice,peppermint,dank nice hop aroma.
Flavor is intensly hoppy with some malt sweetness,a good amount of spicyness, but hop flavor is everything in this,carbonation is low which is a little disapointing also there is some flatness in the body of this.It seems full bodied but thin and flat at the same time There is a nice mentholish bittering to this kinda peppermint or wintergreen like with a solid pronounced on going and smoothly fading bittering,almost grapefruit but grassy and herbal spicy making it seem wintergreen or peppermint like.
Mouthfeel is chaulky almost gritty probably something to do with its murkyness.There is some creamyness ,sweetness,and body ,finish has some toasted malt citrus dryness balanced pretty well with the sweetness. This may be the most hop flavored beer ive ever had,dont know if because i got it local at the brewery ,but i guess the description of heavy really means heavy.I believe i read this to be 5.99% at the brewery.
I think this beer really is ipa territory. I almost feel nausious from the hop flavoring of this going on 2 pints. I almost feel like they hop injected this growler because 2 pints of this hopheaven is making me feel stoned!
Bought again at the Rock Island Brewery coffee drive through. Again it poured undercarbed with no head.This seems like it would be great with more carbonation,maybe I need to get a fresh pint,instead of the to-go stuff.Its still a super juicy-fruity aroma and tasting pale,but only other complaint is a stalish/flat taste to it.Seamed toned down some on the murkyness and super-duper-hop flavor it had before.