fitwitchik (349) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottled 2 days ago into a tulip glass clear yellow gold with an impressive white head.
Aroma is beautifully pine.
Flavor even better than aroma. Clean cut pine trees with slight malts. Truly an incredible IPA. Even with west coast preference (by birth) in beers this brew makes me step back and realize how truly great Midwest brews have become.
Makes many IPAs seem half assed.
Onslow (1184) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Cloudy orange amber brew with one finger of head that soon passes. Lots of sediment that settles quickly to the bottom of the glass. Excellent hoppy aroma - pine, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is light bodied and hops forward with an excellent citrus hoppiness, a little pine emerges mid swallow, ends with a clean grapefruity finish. A superior IPA, clean, potent and agile.
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from awlcordell. Hazy dingy golden with a nice white head. Citrus fruit in the nose and just a little pale malts. That is pretty much the flavor. Nothing fancy or exotic here, just a nice classic American IPA.
EamonTheGreat (145) - USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Totally unexpected. This is a citrusy hoppy bomb of an IPA. Very impressive. The color is hazy orange and the flavor is citrus through and through. Creamy mouth feel with a crisp finish. Great beer!
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sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, light fruit esters, biscuit and cereal malts, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts, fresh hop bitterness, light citrus esters, and faint spice; lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2186) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Columbus zoo. Pours almost clear bright gold with a creamy off white head. Tastes like smooth creamy hops, mild pine and grapefruit bitterness, nutty, musky orange. Dry feel. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet mellow hops, light bitterness, light citrus, light nuttyness.
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Columbus Brewing. Hazy orange gold color with a thin creamy head. Big aroma of fresh piney hops and muted citrus. Flavors are an explosion of fresh pine and crisp citrus. Wonderfully dry finish with fresh floral hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious, crisp and dry version of an American IPA. Great beer!
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle received in trade from a non-RB member. Unfiltered yellow pour with a small head that fades. The aroma is like standing in a garden with all of that floral, flowery, piney, and grassy hoppiness. Hopheads rejoice! The body is above medium and a little chewy. The taste is much like the aroma with a quick toasted malt note that is usurped in high fashion by pine trees, flowers, grass, and all those other aromatic bittering hops.
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Melt Bar & Grilled - Independence. Nice floral citrus hop aroma. Fluffy white head with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Cloudy orange in color. Taste is refreshing, crisp and clean. Nice balance between the citrus hop flavor and the bitter finish with some malt backbone.
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 7/12/14 from a capped 12oz bottle, big thanks to Pete for snagging this in Cleveland for me. Pours hazy burnt orange with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average, uneven lace. The nose is a really great blend of floral, earthy dank, and resinous hops with an almost rye bread-like malt aroma. The flavor is the same, one of the most balanced IPA’s I have had, with all of the floral, touch of dank, bit of resin, and even some peppercorn and the same spicy malt from the nose. The body is just under medium with just above average carbonation and a long spicy hoppy finish.