Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma on this one is impressive - line fresh pine and grapefruit. It is incredibly hoppy with a palate-resetting bitterness. The dry finish is followed by a clean, malty and balanced aftertaste. This is made to be served fresh, as the Simcoe hop aroma is just insane.
keanex (1559) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned October 1, 2013.
Appearance: The body has great clarity with an amber hue, the head is tall, fluffy and persistent, settling in an uneven light tan coating.
Aroma: The most prominent aroma I get is caramel malt and a malty sweetness. I smell very little hop presence, hints of candied citrus. This smells like a malty amber ale right now.
Taste: The flavor is very light, leaning malty with caramel and a complex malt presence, but the flavor is mild on the hops. Candied oranges, hints of overripe mango, and a floral touch are present, but this is coming off cloying.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: I do not like this. I don’t know if my tastebuds are off right now or if I just don’t like this beer but it comes off far too sweet with too much specialty malt. I wouldn’t buy this again.
jcartamdg (2264) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a big fluffy head. Aroma of grain, citrus and caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, grain and caramel malt. Tropical fruit, grain and malt. Really nice
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Proof. Clear amber pour with a fluffy white head. Resiny, dank citrus in the aroma with pineapple, peaches and a subtle malt background. Quick smooth malt entry quickly turning into resiny bitter tropical citrus hops with a slightly soapy ending. Medium bodied and smooth carbonation with bitter hops throughout. Pretty tasty.
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours am amber color with off white head. Big hop aroma of grapefruit, other citrus and some cattiness. Flavor is more subdued. Initial hop flavor, followed by maltiness and cereal character. Finish is bitter with some lingering astringency. More fruity esters come through as it sits. Overall, pretty decent beer....could have used a little less bitterness and more hop flavor to compliment the big hop nose. Bitterness smooths out after a few drinks.
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours golden with a small head. Lots of hop aroma and flavor. Bitterness is par for an ipa with lots of hop flavor and aroma. Tropical citrus fruit and grapefruit hop flavor.
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BMMillsy (1588) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 From the can. Pours a gorgeous clear copper with a nice frothy white head. Smelled the fresh hops as soon as I cracked the can and they just scream resin, pine, grapefruit, and dankness. Mouthfeel is slick and resinous with prickly yet lowish carbonation. Flavor is big bitter pine up front with a nice tropical finish. The dry finish is not quite as clean as one would expect, which takes away from the tropical juiciness that I want this beer to give me. Overall a nice bitter hop bomb that would go nicely on the beach. Other than that, not sure what makes this Carribean style besides the gimmick.
jbruner (2683) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to scotchzi! Pours a clear golden orange with fluffy white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of strong piney resinous hops, slight biscuit. Taste follows, slightly bitter. It’s like a west coast jai alai, solid but nothing crazy.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Prohibition. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with one finger of diminishing, bubbly beige head and decent lace. Nose of pine, earth, citrus, some caramel. Medium body, assertive bitterness.
PhillyCraft (3569) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clearish copper, light white head, not much lacing. Notes of oak, simcoe, pine, caramel malt, and vanilla. Big skunk notes in the scent. Medium bodied. Nice ipa but I was expecting more.