tricyclist (986) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour at Peg’s of an odd color yellow, somewhat bright. Nose is good citrus with plenty of grapefruit. Sharp. Flavor is somewhat off, good hop presence but a little funky? Maybe it’s just me. I can’t quite place it. Nice smooth body.
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crowler filled 2 days ago. Pours hazy golden with a small white head that fizzles quickly. Aroma is sweet honey and light floral grassy hops. Flavor follows with some bland sweet malts and honey, hardly any bitterness from the hops, extremely watery. Super light bodied, lowish carbonation. Overall this was a real disappointment. Crank is truly world class. A lot of these other IPAs they’ve come up with at Cycle are just subpar as can be.
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Cycle Brewing during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral, citrus. Tastes of lemon citrus, herbs, floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours yellow white head. Nose and taste of green onion, citrus, lemon and cracker malt. Lighter bodied.
Sledutah (5573) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery
Hazy straw golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral. Taste is floral and citrus
DrSilverworm (7782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the brewery during RBWG. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving great thicker lace. Lighter body, good full feel. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Light slick texture. Nice grassy, kind of piney mild hop, with a solid biscuity bready malt. Solid SIPA.
Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Draft at the source during RBWG 2015. Cloudy. Aroma of fresh hay and oats. Taste is slightly bitter orange. OK.
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is pineapple and wheat. Light dry wheat, passionfruit, straw. Good.
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This slender New World Pale Ale develops plenty of tropical fruit and bitter resins in a frothy and easygoing body.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam produces some lacing while dipping into the cloudy pale blond.
-The tropical fruit spans from lemon to guava.
-Hops also produce sandy undertones.
-The very soft carbonation feels natural, which increases drinkability.
-Malts are mostly supportive here, even if they do build a few straw notes.
Freshly canned at the brewery taproom.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - JAN 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brew house -- a very light straw yellow color. Aroma is straw, grass, citrus, lemon peel. Flavor is more bitterness than aroma or hop flavor. Decent, I preferred their Fixie more.
jredmond (5836) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big can courtesy of Paul. Pours a light hazy golden body with nice white lacing. Aroma is super funky, grassy and wheaty. Mouthfeel is super soft and delicate - definitely sessionable; with notes of pineapple, funky hops, funky dank character, slightly sweaty profile, wheat and grass. Really nice session ipa with huge funk character dominating.