dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper color with white head. Aroma is citrus, floral hops and pine. Flavor starts off sweet caramel malt followed by citrus flavors and finishing with bitter pine. Bitterness lingers for a bit.
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, aroma is mostly dank pine resin, taste is bitter pine and pale dry finish, really nice beer
fitwitchik (397) - 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 (1246) - 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 (5387) - 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 (157) - 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 (4143) - 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 (3047) - 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 (220) - 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 (2422) - 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.