hopscotch (9832) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler ... Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma delivers a boatload of tropical fruit and funky, musky armpit-like hops. Maybe a little too heavy-handed with the dry hops during secondary fermentation. I don’t know, but I don’t like this nuance at all and it seems to be occurring more frequently with all the aromatic hops with which brewers are blasting their IPAs during secondary fermentation. OK, rant over. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is painfully bitter, as is the lengthy finish and aftertaste. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
AirForceHops (3772) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Poppers on the Mill. Hazy dirty gold color, thick head with retention. Nose is a real nice mix of grapefruit, mango, tart pineapple and some traces of resin. Flavors are highly hopped with a big citrus overtones, grass and dank bitterness on the finish. Lots of lingering bitterness. Very alive, green leafy hop notes as well. Damn this is a crazy amount of hop juice! Hop junkies can get a fix on this one!
mcox90 (1622) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz sample at the source. Pours a lovely amber/orange with a foamy white head. Sinus clearing grapefruit aroma with palate puckering grapefruit, pine resin taste. Also, other tropical fruit flavors with a sturdy malt backbone. Full, bitter palate with a resinous coating on the tongue. Very nice.
50belair (2655) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Tony. Clear amber pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Tangy grapefruit hop notes with a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Good mouthfeel, body and carbonation.
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Single hop galaxy edition. Beautiful golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of subtle pineapple, tropical fruit. Taste is smooth, fruity, not too bitter.
AdamJackson (3075) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt dark amber/ orange. Dank pine cones and grapefruit on the nose. Taste is wet oak, spongey and sweet. Bitter orange peel finish and pine resin
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 growler/swingtop via a kick ass friend in Maine. Big thanks! Pours a clear rust orange appearance with a nice, cream colored head. Very potent, kind of cake-like, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, spicy, a bit dank hoppy aroma. This really smells nice! Tasting this, it’s almost like sucking on a really fresh hop cone. Somewhat bitter, herbal, spicy hoppy flavor with a pretty nice, caramel malt back bone and tons of citrus and tropical fruit. Finishes pretty bitter and the bitterness lingers quite a while. The bitterness is somewhat harsh but this is a nice beer.
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich orange copper color with a finger or two of sticky eggshell foam. On the nose its a mango bomb, candied orange and some woody pine touches. The palate follows the nose with a hop smacking juicy tropical mango palate that has a huge bitterness that overtakes the fruit from mid palate all the way through the finish... but then the fruit sneaks back in and says remember me ! As the beer warms to room temp the bitterness falls back a touch and the mango notes really open up beautifully. I bought a handful of growlers for friends but some have went undelivered because Ive been crushing them on my own... one after another !
radarsock (1055) - Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler refill from the source for $9. To wine glass, it pours a amber dark orange: trim sudsy head one finger in length. Smells of galaxy hops. Tastes of galaxy hops. Grapefruit zest also prominently noticeable. Smooth and thin and crisp and lovely. I get kilned malt/Vienna underlying the hops. Marshmallows and vanilla by swallow. Good, but I guess I was expecting more.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the source. Pours a orange amber with a healthy off white head. Smell is very tropical... Mostly pineapple. Taste is fruity... Pineapple. Very bitter. Dry finish. Solid.