PattyBat (79) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank straight from the can. Aroma includes pine, citrus, orange, and grapefruit. Initially bitter on the tongue, but almost immediately balanced out by a caramel body that is complemented by tastes of mango and other tropical fruits. Great beer, canít wait to enjoy again.
madelfonatree (117) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canned 7/17/2015 enjoyed 8/3/2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter.
Look - Carbonation exploded on me (beer before this required much heavier pour). Well over two fingers with slightly aggressive pour. Ivory head with a lot of lacing. See through orange/yellow body. Medium to thick bubbles.
Smell - Grapefruit. Other fruits I cannot distinguish between. Vanilla. Pine.
Taste - Grapefruit. Pine. Vanilla. Lime. Caramel.
Feel - Creamy. No carbonation bomb but throughout. Slight tingle on tongue.
Overall - Where is the alcohol taste? Very complex and very tasteful. On the citrus side of things. It is one thing to have two flavors with two sips but another to have multiple.
Braastad (434) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A can for a change.
Aroma is malty and not very strong.
Flavor is little better, fruity, sweet.
A bit sour also.
demondeacon09 (52) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Light orange color with an off-white medium head that lingers. Mango, citrus, and a hint of pine on the enticing aroma. Delicious taste of tangerine and hop bitterness with a slight malt presence in the finish. Outstanding IPA. One of the most refreshing beers Iíve ever enjoyed.
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Bottled, canned, on tap - you donít live in Tampa Bay without having this a few times. No detailed notes - just realized Iíve somehow never entered this. The other 1500 folks probably have it covered. Not my favorite CCB IPA, but itís still great.
BrownALEx (347) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. can to glass. Believe the hype. Aroma of juicy hops, I mean juicy. Appearance is a clear burnt orange with a big head. Lacing left as it goes down. Taste is wonderful, juicy hops dominate your tastebuds. Grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Well carbonated. This beer is one of the best, so glad I snuck some home in the íol suitcase. Only wish I had snuck more.
shrubber85 (9021) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Orange, caramel malt and weedy/herbal aroma. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter earthy herbal orange peel flavor. Nice balance.
jhliesen (771) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Megs--just love it, it always makes me think of grapefruit whenever I have one. Pours a dark orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of flower and hops with some caramel. Taste of sweet grapefruit and some sneaky, but filling biscuit. Medium carbonation. I canít believe I can pick this up wherever I want. One of the best things about Florida.
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light red dark orange pour. Carbonated well which brought out floral nose. A little thick on palate. Flavor is caramel and hops. Finishes malty them hoppy ending.
mrol (110) - - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a small beige head. Taste is caramel and citrusy hops. A strong, flavorful, not common IPA. Awesome!
eduardovl (1079) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml can served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear dark orange color forming a modest creamy white head with great retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of caramel and flowery hops in the nose. Strong notes of pine, resin, mango and grapefruit. Very fruity nose.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts becoming quickly grassy and bitter. Strong and very persistent bitterness. Good bittersweet balance. Strong notes of pine, grapefruit and resin. American style Ale yeasts. Bready and biscuity.
M: Medium to heavy body. Average carbonation. Caramel, grass and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Persistent hops bitterness.
O: Excellent drinkability. American classic IPA. Masterpiece.