KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that slowly diminished, reducing to a medium puddled film and medium collar with very good sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt, floral and grassy hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a light fruity ester (pineapple I believe).
The taste was lightly malty-sweet with a touch of caramel and a good fruity presence from the start, progressing into a slightly bitter hoppy taste with a hint of grapefruit and a seriously bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for a good long while, with the bitter citrus peel taste hitting you right in the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel was a few steps beyond light in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall this is a nice fruity, bitter IPA that I found to be balanced very well, making it a smooth and easy to drink brew...
rolfc81 (144) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp IPA, a bit of an aftertaste but tasty nonetheless...............................
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white head. A bit of malt on the nose, a touch of citrus. Medium bodied, citrus, earthy malt and grain. Slow pungent earthy grapefruit into the finish. Nice stuff.
Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’15, night 2 - 20/02/15. I might have dragged this one down from Asheville?
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is tangerine, bitter orange, straw, melon.
Taste comprises orange pith, straw, light bread, melon.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
A pretty basic IPA but drinkable enough.
6549 (24) - - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale look with caramel malts. Also has a good hoppy taste. An above average beer
Iphonephan (4797) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle at Turners High Moon in Avon NC. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Malty citrus nose. Flavors of grass and grapefruit zest. Bitter finish.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy, light orange brown pour with a nice off white head that dissipated relatively quickly. Citrus, lemon zest, pine, malt and candy. Big sweet body with a bitter finish. Nice
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. The aroma is butter and grapefruit. Medium mouth, grass, hay, bitter finish.
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Sweet and malty with some grapefruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Bitter and a bit cardboardy. Not very interesting.
Leighton (14836) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared late night during RBWG 2015. Pours cloudy gold with a creamy white head. The nose has some ripening citrus fruits, pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with dusty pale malts, rindy citrus, slight grains. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Simple citrus and dry, pale bread on the finish. Decent.
Homer321 (2912) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle lobby share. Mostly malty with a peppery note that distracts in a bad way.