Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I agreed that I liked the somewhat softer approach to the IPA. Amber/gold body. Lower bitterness in the finish. Nice balance. (on tap at Winter Beer Dabbler, January 2014).
BeerKurve (410) - - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange in color. The hop profile in here is citrus with a slight pineyness. There’s also a nice caramel maltiness to this as well. Nicely balanced, try it out oaked if you can!
esoxangler (95) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at brewery while camping in duluth in june. Awesome beer for a new brewery. Normal color, head, beautiful aroma. Awesome taste that rivals most IPA that i’ve ever tried. Just wish i could get some more of it!
nulptr (94) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewery. deep copper/amber, thin lacing. nice caramel malt/pine hop balance - though I don’t get much grapefruit. a proper IPA.
TheHOFF43 (1616) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at APN. Pours is clear orange, really solid appearance. Grapefruity and citrus hops, finishes clean.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Canal Park, amber pour with a nice white head. Aroma of some malt and some citrus hops. Taste is similar, little bitter.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a small head. Light orange aroma. Big tangerine and orange flavor. Very bitter. Amazingly an IPA that’s the opposite of most: a light aroma, but crushed it on the hop flavor and bitterness. Really nice!
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Winterfest 2013. Clear orange pour. Full flavored - grapefruit hops. Nice hop aroma. Very good.
Ericular (435) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 My growler tipped over on the ride home, leaking a little. Had to coax some head out of it with an aggressive pour. 2 days since bottling. Pours a clear amber with good lasting head and great fine grained lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of pine, floral, and citrus hops. Taste is resiny pine and citrus hops in just the right measure. Malts come in the middle, giving the body depth and chewiness. Hop bitterness hangs on throughout without being overpowering, and aftertaste fades to a great balance of hops and a wonderful bready, caramel malt. This is a top-notch IPA.
On tap @ Canal Park Brewery. Pours a medium amber with average lacing. Smells like a stroll through a pine forest. Taste follows suit, with huge dose of pine, grapefruit, and plenty of bitter hops. Good, short-lived aftertaste. The clear winner from the samples I had, and I enjoyed the pint thoroughly. 9+4+8+3+16=4.0 (12/27/12)
LKay (104) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer even at first taste! Heavier, grapefruit taste, bitter joy. Will definitely come back!