Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Bloomington (IN)
My second sample was a very nice IPA from Country Boy. While nothing special and perhaps a little too heavy for me to enjoy much more than five ounces I ordered it was worth trying once. By now the shine has probably gone but if you see another Country Boy handle donít hesitate to order a pour.
Aroma / Appearance - The warm orange base has a heavy feel to it. The tropical body is capped with a couple of white caps. Mango, citrus, and tropical fruits are bright and airy. The sweet nature is held together with a dash of lemon pledge. Solid, but not great, it at least merits a closer inspection.
Flavor / Palate - Orange creamsicle, pine sap, and honey rinse the palate clean. The transition to a candylike finish is marked by waves of mango juice. This is good enough to finish but wasnít so amazing that I felt compelled to order a full pint. Five ounces should be enough for anyone to make their own decision.
bubblehouse (119) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed this beer a lot.nice and hoppy and very smooth to drink. Highly recommend.
AndyW68 (702) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow gold with white head. Aroma is amazing sweet candu. Taste does not match aroma. Taste is sweet woth bitter back. Still very good.
jinroh (66) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Nakameguro Taproom. I have never experienced this kind of aroma before - it is really herbal, almost grassy - but in the good way. Lot of pine esters that feel somewhat refreshing - what is unusual for a +9% beer. Taste is also very piney (shouldnít really be a surprise as this is what the name suggests), with some citrus undertones. Feels more light-bodied as it actually is, aftertaste is strongly bitter and lingers along for some time. No food with this one, just a glass of water to clear your palate before the next sip!
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med golden brown color. Frothy white head. Passion fruit and stone fruit in the nose with a big malty presence. The mouth is medium full body with lots of tangerines, a touch or durian and passion fruit. The beer is deceivably drinkable, though I prefer my IIPAs drier, this is respectively.
ContemplateBeer (1340) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Aroma: (7- noteworthy quality) Light caramel malts give way to moderate tangerine citrus and (power of suggestion?) some pine.
Appearance: (3- average) Tinted copper with white head.
Flavor: (8- very high quality) Lots of juicy tangerine, some lingering bitterness but not overbearing, a little more grapefruit-like towards the finish; light malt character.
Palate: (3- average) Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish.
Overall: Something really struck me as unique here; good juicy summer IPA.
NeoHippie2 (627) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/copper pour with a white head. Pine/floral aromas with notes of citrus as well. The pine/spruce character really shines through on this one for me. Crisp finish, while itís not super hoppy itís very refreshing. Very interesting, Iím looking forward to trying more of their brews.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Orange malt and citrus peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Earthy Orange malt and moderately bitter citrus peel flavor. Funky.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint at brewery. Pours a hazy orange. Nice deep hoppy aroma, not crazy but plenty of citrus and pine. The palate is fairly heavy, not crazy. Lots of grassy and citrusy flavor here, long zesty finish. Iíd like more hops, but thatís really nitpicking. Very solid offering and makes me want to try more of their beers now.
drfabulous (3372) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Hazy orange body. Citrus. Light carbonation. Hoppy overall. Pretty tasty.