andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on spring forward Sunday while making dinner, one of those great unexpected early March 60 degree days. Appearance is a cloudy, dark gold/ruby with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy, equal parts citrus and pine hops, smells dry hopped for sure. Taste is pretty good, not really much malt thrown in, hops dominate but itís not crazy bitter, goes down slightly smooth with mostly citrus notes, but itís not like Iím drinking hop residue. Iím pretty happy to have tried this, wasnít happy with my last Cisco brew and think this oneís the bees knees.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Please bottle date! This is a crappy barley wine. No hops remain. This is unreal how crappy this ipa is. Itís not an ipa!
sethbreaker (174) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbaceous aroma, predominately malty taste with a short bitter finish. Not bad
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful hazy red pour with a tight creamy tan head. Color has a glow to it. Juicy fruity nose. Sweet tropical fruit and a touch of pine. Huge flavor right up front. Candy sweetness, covered at all times by a firm hop bitterness and finishing dry. The two play nicely together, keeping the beer balanced, despite an aggressive hop bitterness. Lots of crystal, but not in the right way. Hop flavor is not direct. Pine resin and big grapefruit are absolutely there, but they are largely married to the malt. They blend into the malt sweetness bringing out cherry and strawberry notes. Hints of black pepper o the finish. This actually reminds me a bit of an IPA version of Bigfoot. Touches on my memory of what Hop Devil perhaps once was. Definitely doing something different than the quintessential west coast IPA, but absolutely succeeds at finding a new niche in the style. Epically drinkable, but seriously robust. One of my favorite go-to local beers.
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good aroma, fairly hoppy and bitter. Malt doesnít stand up as well as Iíd like against the hops. Decent IPA.
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Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
this beer is unique. its doesnít have hardly any malts flavor nor aroma but it does have a very strong hoppy flavor.goes kinda bland at he end.
scarletfire65 (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly clear amber. The aroma is Christmassy, pine, spruce, rosemary, orange, and spice. High carbonation, slightly thin on the palate, tastes of resinous hops, fruity, orange juice, a touch of caramel malt, great bitter finish.
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bold and bitter, with a nice hoppy taste overall. Hints of citrus zest, spice, and a touch of malt. Not too floral and smooth in the finish.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is hoppy and malty with grassy, citrus, and pine hops and the malts being caramel. The appearance is hazy amber with a huge head. The taste is like the aroma but neither sweet nor astringent. The palate is thin but OK. The beer is overall quite interesting yet not completely satisfying.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured golden orange with decent head that faded quickly. Smelled of grass and hops. Tasted grassy with nice bitter hop finish