DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a yellowish orange. Some head and lacing. Aromas are hardly discernible. Thick mouthfeel, super bitter on the tip of the tongue. Resin, pine, grapefruit. Not bad, not great.
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Draft at Craft Pride, Austin. I asked the bartender if this beer had a ton of hops, my exact words where, " Will this beer slap me in the face with hops?" He replied; "yes"... Well, I was lied to. Deep Amber color with thick lasting head. Aroma is a metric shit ton of caramel malt, light traces of a floral hop. From the color alone I can tell there is to much caramel malt.
The flavor has so much caramel malts that it muddles the floral hop character that really wants to come through in the flavor but it canít because of the stupid amount of malt. This brewer did NOT tone down the grain bill for this. The sweetness takes over and with the alcohol level makes it hard to drink. If the brewer really scales back the malt bill and adds to the hop profile it will help this greatly. " see above commercial description on this "toned" down grain bill" yet another lie told to me.
In the words of Edgar Allen Poe in the poem " The Raven". I wil drink this "Never more"
BVery (8065) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cottonwood in Houston. Slightly murky dirty golden pour with a white soapy head. Cotton candy sweetness. Soft palate with a bit of carbonation and hop zing. Very tasty.
PorterPounder (6292) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl. Quick N Save - 16 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a fluffy snow white head. Aroma has some crystal malt homebrewers funkiness, a touch of yeast. Flavor has some cotton candy sweetness, a touch of maple syrup, light citrus bitterness, but overall a bit cloying. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it.
kevinator (1434) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent double IPA. Good aroma of hops. Slightly harsh bitterness with a good backbone of caramel malt. Drops off a little at the end but good nonetheless.
ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at Max and Andyís Tasting, 2/28/15
Somehow I never rated this one while I was spending as much time in Houston as I have, then it shows up at a tasting in NJ. As for the beer, it is very solid, with a good flavor combination. Clean and hoppy, slightly boozy. Not too bad
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Paulís for the Fantasy Football 2015 tasting (courtesy of Max & Andy). Pours a golden amber body with white lacing. Mouthfeel is sugary and prickly carbonated with ntoes of bitter sweet citrus fruits - grapefruit, spicy hop profile, sugary malt, spice, sweet caramel malt and light alcohol.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Paulís for Andy and Maxís Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Soft musk and citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, malt and musk, spicy citrus. Long slow grapefruit and some sweet malt.
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, from rougeau13 - Thanks! Coppery orange, big white head. Smells like pine, some toffee. Pretty sweet at first, with more caramel and toffee. Sticky, resiny finish. Iím wearing gold plated diapers.
coachd (341) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma like a honey coated pine cone. Sweet but the hops still show through. Appearance is medium golden color with a large white head of foam. Taste is more hoppy than the aroma. Good clean hop profile with a sweetness that stays in the background. Hops last all the way through each sip and up to the next one without being overwhelming. Not a hop bomb, just a well balanced DIPA. Palate is a little watery. Overall a solid offering from a brewery that I am completely new to.