jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy, medium amber body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Hoppy aroma with notes of orange, grapefruit and flowers. Hints of toasted grain, citrus, pepper and honey. The flavor is lightly to moderately bitter and moderately sweet. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Some alcohol in the finish. Medium body, creamy tetxure and lively carbonation. Lots of flavor in this beer, nicely balanced. A bit husky, but overall great balance in the flavors. The aroma is a bit weak, but is pleasant. Nothing is dominant in this beer and that’s a big plus. Great balance throughout. Thanks Bill.
Ughsmash (6971) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle! Poured translucent medium amber with a short-ish cap of white head. The aroma picked up juicy pine and spicy floral hoppage over grapefruit meat, bready notes, and a little honey.. hits of black pepper accented.. inviting. The flavor was spicy and bitter throughout, with pine, black pepper, and lesser citrus.. just a slight hit of cardboard on the back, followed quickly by a warm finish with tasty residual bitterness over caramel and a pinch of honey sweetness. Medium-bodied with very good balance on the palate.. it was skewed toward the bitterness, but that worked perfectly here.. I’ll gladly have several more.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a deep, orange color with a medium-sized white head...good retention. Very herbal-like hop quality on the nose with a bit of citrus, some odd Sweet-Tart notes apparent along with just a hint of caramel malt. Interesting...sticky, sweet, full-bodied mouth feel. This brew hits the palate with a wallop...notes of herbs, cane sugar and some chalky, Smarties-like fruit. Very good and differentiates itself from other IPA’s I’ve had. Thanks HopsHunter!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this is the first time I will make this observation,this seems to be more a pale ale then IPA, aroma is light piney hopping, and little malt,aroma in general is faint,body is defintely bigger,with a full frontal pine hop/caramel malt splash, but the flavor profile quickly separates into bitter malt and big caramel malt,one of the more caramely IPA’s I have ever tasted,plenty of bitterness to remind you this is a hop emphasized brew,extremely interesting, another very different tasting IPA
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle by way of BOLTZ7555. Thanks J! Pours a hazy dark gold with a half finger thick white head that left spotty lacing. The nose sis toffee and ripe citrus. The taste is caramel, ripe orange, citrus peel and a nice lingering bitter resin finish. Medium bodied. Good IPA . Thanks again J!
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful orange pour with small head. Aroma of pine, orange and lemon zest. Flavor is very strong. Huge pine, orange, resinous hops and clove. Quite unique and great. Stands out from most basic ipa in a wonderful way
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Maltzilla!
Very dank, fresh hop nose, heavy fruit with orange and cherry. Oily body shows heavy hop flavor, pine strongest with some orange and caramel malt. Lengthy finish of mango and pine, some breadcrust and a light tinge of alcohol accompanied by an odd addition of bubblegum. The gum is accented by the overly-heavy body. Pretty decent until the warmth reveals some overly heavy and sweet character.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber orange with a small white film of head.
Aroma: Big grapefruit orange and pine.
Taste: Big grapefruit, bitter resinous abrasive piney hops. Spicy malt in between that bombardment of hops.
Mouthfeel: Chewy with modest carbonation.
Overall: An amazing hop experience.
mohnjyers (19) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Excellent beer, has been excellent. Would like to be able to get a six-pack.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from andrew.... shared at SL. Nice orangish red color. Good head. Good aroma of some pine and citrus....Nice taste.. Citrus and lots of pine.... not overdone...well balanced. Nice IPA. Low carbonation level. Overall a nice IPA but nothing to seek out