Darkmagus82 (1938) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving just a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is strong of a citrus smell with tons of grapefruit and tangerine. Along with these smells are some other aromas of caramel and a little bit of a doughty smell, overall giving a somewhat sweeter, but balanced smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a bit of a cracker and sweeter fruit taste of tangerine and pear. Right at the start there is a decent showing of grapefruit hop, which grows stronger as the taste moves on. Along with these flavors other flavors of a light floral and herbal nature come to the tongue which, when mixed with the rest, take the taste to its end and end up leaving a drier more bitter, slightly unbalanced taste on the tongue..
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average to lightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style it was rather appropriate, but nothing all that exceptional, and created a decent base for the brew overall.
Overall – Not really an IPA that I would frequent all that often, as it was a little drier, without having a great malt or balanced hop base. One to try if you are a hop head (as you may very well enjoy; dependent on your preferences) but one I will not go to all that often.
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Clear golden/amber pour with an off white top. Scent is dank pine with bread and citrus. Taste is citrus, pine, and bread with a bitter finish.
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mini growler poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, dank bud and pine resin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness, grapefruit and pine resin with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At MBBF 2013
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavors is floral and pine. Nice and tasty.
douglas88 (6809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Mountain Brewers’ Fest 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A nice big fruity nose with some resin. The flavor is clean, low bitterness, big aggressive American hop forward brew with fruit and light resin. Good.
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Dark orange/copper pour with a fluffy beige head. Fruity hops up front with a little pine. Another big hop impact in the taste with more citrus and tropical fruits taking over. Piney and earthy/bready malts to finish. Thick and chewy. Solid.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Tap at Piggyback BBQ, Whitefish. Hazy golden/honey with good thick white head. Fresh, floral, pine/grapefruit hops, light roasted rich caramel malt flavor. Very fresh tasting well made IPA. pushing full bodied without being the least bit heavy. Balanced, but with a huge hop driven flavor and bitterness kick. I’m jumping on this again any chance I get.
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
intensely fruit / sugared nose of pineapple, mango and dank orange bud. medium body, medium acid, juicy and sugary with a crystalline mango, peach and pineapple flavor. clean malt gives the body superb support ( light but firm ) while hop flavor drives this IPA - it’s definitely a c-note hop bomb but benefits from low resin. 2 for 2, montana.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Sample at the 2nd annual Montana Brewers festival. Hazy gold, thin white head. Aroma of pineapple and sweet citrus. taste is also dominated by floral and tropical citrus hop flavors. Very mild pine finish. ......Sampled at the 5th Montana Beer Fest. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, orange. Taste has lots of sweet citrus with a piney bitter finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NABA 08’: Pours a copper color with a light puffy white head. The nose is citrusy and piney with a ripe floral hoppiness and lots of simcoe-y notes. Decent malt base too with a semi-sweet caramel and juniper note. The finish is a little thick and sweet. Excellent nose and a decent flavor. I love the hops in this one.