craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Farmhouse in Burlington. Copper pour with a good sized white fluffy head. Aroma is incredibly dank, with heavy resin notes of pine sap and dirt mixing with a dark citrus character and a touch of caramel malt-- really nice aroma. Flavor drops off a bit, with less complexity; mostly citrus and evergreen, but not quite as sticky and bold as the nose. Palate holds good hop bitterness through to the finish. Good beer, but not in the upper echelons of the style.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Pinocchio’s into a tulip
Poured a hazy gold with small pure white head which became a coating but lasted throughout. Lacing was spotty white. Nose was citrus, especially orange, grapefruit and pineapple, with pine and floral notes. Taste is citrus hops - mango, pineapple, orange, grapefruit - with some piney and grassy bitter end and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with light to medium carbonation. This was awesome. As soon as I think I know something about beer, something or someone proves I am an idiot. I didn’t think I liked ANY Brroklyn beers but I LOVED this. If you were like me, TRY THIS!
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 4th July 2010. Slightly hazy bright amber with a hint of a head. Nose of orange peel with a hint of vanilla. Bitingly refreshing on the sip without being too bitter. Light golden syrup flavour to the malt combines wonderfully with great citrus flavours the hops are delivering. Divine. Spot-on weight, great condition. Very little hint of the strength. It’s like painting your mouth with sunshine. My beer of the festival.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a clear and amber beer with a big offwhite head. The aroma is complex and hops with peach and citrus. Flavor is hops with citrus and peach. The palate is bitterness. Overall a well balanced and complex beer.
kassner (1342) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at Mad Mex up against nother Imperial IPA. Cloudy dull golden color, with no head and modest lacing. Great hops of course but also a unique oily minty taste.
Nickls (1818) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Old BA rate - tap at the Brewery tasting room)
Pours a very cloudy coppery orange brown hue; poured with a half-finger of pure white head with good retention. Rich maltiness is a key feature of this brew, but not really all that sweet which was nice; dank piney hops that are not nearly as aggressive as ’west coast’ versions; really lovely aroma. The aroma very much reflect the taste; remarkable balance for a DIPA, but nicely hop-forward; solid malt backing that was a tad sweet at the end, but still a nice pine burn on the back of the palate. Medium to full MF; a little soft on the carbonation. Hugely drinkable for the style, not quite a hop bomb and the strong malts do not strangle the hops
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rose Alley Ale House in New Bedford. Pours a clear deep golden color. Aroma is of pine, floral, hops, and citrus. Flavor is of fresh hops, grapefruit, and pine. Leaves a nice and crisp hop finish. This is one refreshing brew on this super hot day.
jkwood04 (3805) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours a nice golden color. Aroma of citrusy hops. Full bodied and sort of thick texture. Hops dominate the flavor of this beer. A lingering finish. Definitely worth trying.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet floral and pine. Flavor is sweet then bitter dry hoppyness. Bitter dry through finish. Good but not great! but I’d expect more from Brooklyn...booze is very well hidden.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one @ CBF 2010. Golden colored brew. Good hopped aroma. Flavor is smooth, nice hopped IPA, citrus.