Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear, bright reddish-orange with a dense, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up a big hit of pine and grassy notes plus a kiss of juniper over sweet caramel.. not terribly complex, but it was aiight. The flavor found bitter, aggressive pine needles and a bit of herbal character on the tip of the tongue.. sweet caramel followed, but the transition to it wasnít great.. finished with resiny bitterness, medicinal notes, and a fair dose of residual sugars. Medium-plus bodied with full carbonation on the palate.. some good stuff in there, but it was rough around the edges.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Clear and shiny, orange-amber body with tiny bubbles supporting a lasting half inch of crunchy foam. Really nice looking beer. Nose is herbal evergreen, resin, dry leaf and menthol. Taste is the same mix with some mild honey and lightly tart berry. Long dry finish shows off the juniper and woody notes, but they are matched nicely with the malt and donít become overpowering. Medium body is balanced, sorta slick but mildy astringent at the same time, with a soft and smooth carbonation. Nicely done.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lots of carbination. golden orange color. This is not my style but it tasted great. very balanced. This is a brew that you savor on a lazy afternoon.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of pine, some metallic notes, and some crackery malt. Flavour brings out loads of piney hops, a little resin, and dry caramely crackery malt. Nice and piney, with a dry piney and crackery finish. Not the most sophisticated IIPA, but nicely balanced and easily drinkable.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a hint of juniper and a bitter finish.
BeerFunGuy (410) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brown beer has a hoppy aroma. It has a bold malty flavor it is a little bitter but too much so.
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onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper/amber with a thick light beige head. Smells like a hop fridge at a brewery--leafy, wet pine cone, and a touch lupulin-y. Flavor is strongly sweet with big caramel maltiness and a somewhat sweet floral hop tone being backed up with moderate bitterness, some citrus resin, earthy boozy floral hops, a bit more caramel, and a lovely finish thatís balanced but still lovely bitter and floral/citrusy.
jmagnus87 (2031) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample bottle poured into a shaker. Medium bitter and medium sweet. The malt really balances out the resinous pine hops. Very enjoyable beer.
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Cincy beerfest. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pine, caramel, juniper, citrus and a touch of earth. Kind of got lost with all of the big beers at the festival.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Vons in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 with Vons card
Purchased: June 22, 2013
Consumed: June 22, 2013
Poured a dark caramel amber color with 1-2 fingers of khaki white head. Average amount of circular and uneven lacing on the sides. Above average retention on the top on the way down.
Smelled pine, citrus hops (lime, grapefruit) and floral hops to start, ending with mild skunky resin hops. A little bit of caramel, berries and orange peel.
Tasted not quite what I thought it was going to. Got pine, lime and citrus hops to start. Light floral notes, ending with juniper berries and a lingering bitter finish. A bit off-putting, at least that last part. Reminded me a bit of the mouthwash I am using right now.
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
Just an OK beer overall. I was disappointed and thought it would be better.