j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a clear orange tinged amber with a thin white head. Soft clean citrus with some hints of caramel and candied citrus. Medium bodied, smooth bitter citrus with some long malt and toast. Lingering grapefruit and a bit of caramel. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (10260) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Ramy at Zach and Matt’s 4/20 tasting. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of resin, caramel malt and orange rind/bitter citrus. Medium body.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler brought by Ramy at Zach & Matt’s tasting. Pours amber gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus zest and pine with a good amount of hoppiness. Taste starts bitter with notes of pine resin and citrus pith but finishes clean and really nice. Enjoyable.
mcox90 (1639) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz hand bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a rich copper color with a one finger white head. Bits and pieces of lace. Strong pine resin aroma. Pine resin bitterness with secondary citrus flavor. Weak, but there, malt backbone. Full bodied and bitter on the tongue. John tells me this brewery doesn’t bottle or can, but if they ever do, ISO more.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold color, light head, smells like pine for sure, similar to the black IPA. Hops hit you tight away. Very decent
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boozedude (2165) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery... copper clear pour.. not much head.. pine ..good hopps nice bitter finish
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Qualifier: don't like IPAs, smells terrible, blasts you with a heavy hoppy flavor but it doesn't linger.
TREX (1) - Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorite beers. Well balanced, nice lace on the glass. It reminds me of several craft beers from Minnesota that aren’t available in Iowa. Strong, hoppy and flavorful with pine and citrus, it electrifies the taste buds without triggering the actual "bitter" on your tongue. LOVE IT. Looking forward to Confluence getting this stuff canned and into the local stores.