mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle. Mostly grassy aroma. Good head with tiny bubbles that leave laces. Light copper color. Good hop bitterness from begining to end. High carbonation. Less hop bitterness than i expected.
Jamesthebrit (346) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer really. Little oily hoppy ok the nose. Pine.
Looks fine. Amber with a creamy off white head.
Taste is boozy. Some pine. Some floral notes. Shit... A lot better than some of.this crap Iíve been having lately.
Palate is smooth but the finish is a little hoppy and very boozy.
Overall not a crazy showing for the style but not too bad either. Solid beer.
glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate light bread and grain for the ,alt, light pine and turpentine for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of medicine and sulfur. Head is average size, fizzy/frothy, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Out of balance and not so great aromas settles this DIPA into mediocrity.
hman43 (555) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a cloudy golden orange. It has a full white head. It has a sweet, citrus aroma with hints of malt. It has a sweet, bitter taste with citrus flavors, floral elements, and caramel malts. The carbonation gives it bite, but it is not that bitter on the palate.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Like most crown valley beers, this one isnít all that impressive. Very strong, very alcoholic. The bitterness and the pine are a bit too aggressive.
Jrwhitney6 (365) - - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer of month club. Pours a cloudy gold with a one finger white head that recedes but leaves a thin white film. Nice nose - pine, citrus. Taste of some citrus (grapefruit) and bitter hops. Good, but not great, double IPA.
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Bif (1674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poirs a clear dark copper color with a thick head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, malt a bit of fruit sweetness. Taste of grapefruit, malt sweetness and bit of fruit. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing wiith a subtle hop presence. Enjoyable beer without all of the hype.
emacgee (4360) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dense but clean hard amber with two fingers of dense and creamy head. The nose is very rich, hop candy and a heavy sweetness, lots of pine resin, some alcohol, citrus rind, burnt sugar, and malty. Dense in the mouth. Flavor isnít bad, I just quickly grow weary of it. Very heavy and dense flavors, pine resin and alcohol for sure. Lots of body with strong and heavy flavors. Rich and dense malt sweetness and heavy hop resin character.
alexanderj (3405) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a nice orange amber color with an off white head. Aroma of orange, citrus and toast. Pleasant flavor, good orange flavor. Mildly hopped, solid caramel backbone. Very easy to drink.
pineypower (2719) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Canalís. Pours out a decent copper color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of some grassy/citrus hops, light sweet caramel malts, bread and some light cardboard and alcohol. Taste is a lot of one dimensional up front hop bitterness, develops a little as it warms, but just kind of generic with sweet sticky alcohol balance. eh....
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Very lightly hazy with a orange hue with golden edges. The light tan head is towering over the body with excellent retention.
Aroma: Grapefruit and orange comes to mind with a splash of pineapple and mango. The malt base comes through slightly, adding caramel and biscuit.
Taste: This is a nicely balanced IIPA with a lot of hop flavor. The malt base is a tad thin at times and a tad thick with a distinct homebrew quality to it. Caramel and a slight nuttiness are noticed mostly by the end with a mild bitterness and a candied orange citrus finish. Hints of grapefruit and floral overtones are noted. The finish is homebrew reminiscent though.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: The more I drink this the less I want to. Itís not really a bad beer, but it definitely lacks the polish of a professionally brewed beer. This has homebrew quality written all over it. It feels slightly underattenuated and thereís too much of a lingering chalkiness to this.