Darkmagus82 (2032) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance –The beer is served a very hazy yellowish orange color with a tiny fizzy white head that fades almost instantly, with it leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a fruity smell with tons of tropical fruits and citrus, being a mix of tangerine, orange, pineapple and mango. Along with these smells comes some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a little bit of a grassy smell, overall producing a rather inviting aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with some of the tropical fruit and citrus flavors that were hinted at in the nose, but while quite heavy in the nose they are not as heavy in the taste. These are joined upfront by a decent showing of a grapefruit hop as well as some more bready and cracker like flavors. The bready flavors fade as the taste advances and are accompanied by a decrease in the tropical fruits as well. All the while however, the cracker and grapefruit hop flavors get stronger, giving a much drier taste profile to the brew. The grapefruit really surges at the end and is joined by a bit of grass and pine, with the mix of flavors leaving a rather pleasant and crisp bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thin for a brew of 7.5 % with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. For the more crisp and hopped flavors of the brew, the feel is rather fantastic with it really giving the flavors a sharp and refreshing feel.
Overall – A quite tasty and rather more refreshing and crisp IPA. A rather nice brew overall.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Hazy pale yellow color, huge white head. Aroma of lemon > grapefruit > pineapple. Taste is bright and softly sour tropical fruit. Delicious.
italianjohn (2522) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden yellow pour thin white head with a very thin lacing.... Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, oranges, grapefruit and light caramel malts .... Taste of bitter citrusy hops, grapefruit and tropical fruit, a bit piney and resiny with a slight caramel malt on the back end ... Very up there on the Ibus ... Dry and a nice balance of piney and citrusy hops .... Has a very nice dry resiny bitter piney bite that lingers for a while abv hidden well. Solid
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden copper with thin head. Smell is danky of pine, resin, mango and citrus. Taste starts sweet with flavors of resin, pine, mango, orange and then a bitter finish. Complex. Light body light carbonation
ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, murky, nasty looking gold. Tastes and smells of pine and slight citrus. Quite bitter, but not overwhelming on the palate. A good drink, but not necessarily the one of choice.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in a shaker. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has huge pungent notes of resin and grapefruit, along with a smaller amount of tropical fruit. Pale malts and grass are present, but subdued. The flavour is moderately bitter with resinous notes and grapefruit peel coming to the fore. Bitterness picks up on the back side, leading to a long, bitter resinous finish with a touch of pepper. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth milky texture and average carbonation. Overall a very nice IPA with a huge resin-citrus nose and an impressive bitterness to match. Very well done. 2014-04-27
NeuroPliny (226) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Bullfrog (Wlliamsport, PA) with ML. On tap. Pours cloudy gold with pale white head. Aroma is classic IPA hops, citrus, and pine, with notes of grass, but with sweet malts as well. Flavour is a well polished balance of pleasantly bold hops and malts. Fine IPA. A perfect way to start the day :).
Beerman6686 (5396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a darker straw yellow, almost orangw with a white head. Aroam was of fresh cut fruit, grapefruit, and some grass. Flavor was similar, fruity, light floral notes, not malt getting in the way. Pretty solid.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Looks orange against the red glass votives, but likely the brew is a hazy amber. Tulip. Slight foam up top. Light malty sweet up front. Complex hop bite in the finish. Caramel. Tangerine peels. Orange blossom. Sharp grapefruit pith. Dandelion. Persimmon. Kumquat. Peppercorn. Unexpected full body. Nicely blended, though thoughtfully unbalanced brew. A must for clever drinkers!
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Alan. Pours copper gold with white head. Nose and taste of faint/stale hops, caramel malt, light brett, bready malt, wood and orange peel. Medium body.