stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite the IPA! This pours a nice, hazy straw, amber in the glass. Thin to no head, very fizzy when moved, which creates a nice head.
Great hops aromas of pine sap, lemon and tangerine zest, and maybe bit of pear or peach?
Tastes are very well balanced, alot happening, but a big hops bite up front in the bitters.....yeah, that’s about it! The slide is good, maybe a bit sticky, but there is a hint of some smoke....different, but good!
If you are a fan of good, very good IPA’s, you need to try this brew.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a fresh resinous hoppy nose with some light malty sweetness. Starts with pretty good fullness and body with good carbonation and clean sweetness well-balanced with lots of juicy hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes drier and bittersweet. True to style and enjoyable.
6ROW (419) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange pour with a large off white head. Malty aroma, light hop aroma . Big hop bite with piney after taste.
boxofrane (2290) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at lucky lab. Pours hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of pine with a light sweetness taste is biter with an interesting aftertaste. Good.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish gold, thin but dense beige head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma, pretty much the that the flavors, as well. Seems to kind of be creeping up on DIPA strength...
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger white foam head that slowly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lace left behind.
Dank, resinous hop aroma with grassy pine and floral notes all countered by sweet citrus and tropical fruit. Very floral but has strong grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel character. Subtle pale malt and booze as well.
Medium bodied with a lingering earthy hop character up front that dominates the flavor with a lot of dry bitterness. One dimensional hop profile with hardly any of the sweetness or citrus/tropical fruit found in the nose. More sweet booze than expected with faint pale malt notes, notably bread and biscuit. Kind of bland really with a bone dry finish and an odd, lingering aftertaste.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal, pine hops rule supreme in this ale. Blanketed by a malty sweetness. Nice long pine bitter finish. Highly drinkable, for an 8% standard IPA. This runs, for me anyway, a couple of points above run of the mill east coast IPAs. This runs under "Try it".
Beerman6686 (4832) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was herbal and light cat box Flavor was citrusy and very soapy. Hard to taste much elsle.
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
8% for a non-double ipa- hell ya, this ipa kicks some double ipa’s asses. An above average ipa, great taste, bitterness, ect., ect.
nick76 (4290) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is hoppy and earthy with citrus and pine. The malts are caramel like. The appearance is amber with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth with a very bitter finish. Overall this is a beer that seems to have potential but not perfect.