jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample. Deep Amber pour with a small head. Nose is very sweet. Caramel and marmalade. Mellow onion. Flavor has a lighter touch. White bread and fresh grapefruit meat. Glazed donut. Slightly flabby. Light carb.
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Matt and Bree! Pours a clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of sweet grains with a light grassy note with a bit of citrus underlying. Flavor has sweet grains and sweet citrus with a bit of grass underlying.
snoworsummer (4382) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours almost clear copper with a creamy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like strong hop resin and grapefruit, caramel and earthy malt, spicy hops, citrus hops, and pine. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like hop resin, some grapefruit, some pine, caramel and earthy malt, and light spice.
wedgie9 (2588) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 7/14/12 on draft at the brewery. Pours clear orange with an amber tint and an average beige head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is bitter citrus peel hops with some caramel and bread malt. The flavor is dominated by aggressively bitter citrus peel with light caramel and bread backing everything up. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium citrus hops finish.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared with a non hoppy friend. poured a medium orange with white head. nice lacing on the glass, the aroma was citrus and floral straight up with a medium malt base. the flavor pretty much the same you get a medium malt base with plenty of citrus...the bitterness doesn’t last very long nor is it cloying. over all pretty good apa.
Ratman197 (12822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. aromas of bread, candied orange and grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange and pink grapefruit with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering orange finish.
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. A little on the lighter side of amber. Not much head retention. This hits the nose with pungent hops. While there is some malt support here, the overall experience is very hops forward. Even though it had less hops than the darker SHAFT IPA, many people at the table found this to be the hoppiest beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cool Springs. Nice pine and citrus rind with just a but of malt in the background. Quite dry and fairly bitter. Something to the finish I don’t quite like
rondphoto (3747) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium amber, very still, no bubbles. Small head that quickly reduces to the rim, thin streaks of lace. Taste is caramel malt that is quickly pushed aside by cascade hops. Hop presence is nearly overpowering, even though the hop ibu is relatively low. The malt does make a partial recovery in the finish, which helps a lot with balance. This is similar to many brewpub IPAs, with no characteristic to make it memorable. Drinkable, strong enough flavor, though probably too much hoppiness for the malt lover, not enough for the hophead.
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with small head and minimal lacing. Starts of with strong bitter taste with grapefruit aromas. Toasted malt backbone, but primarily a hop forward IPA. Moderate carbonation with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Long, bitter finish. I like this.