wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From flandersned. Thanks, Steve! Deep orange amber like others...why would it be different? Juicy citrus and light tropical fruit nose. Dry bitter finish. Good, but actually found the Falconers the most interesting maybe just out of novelty?
kerenmk (2593) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Cloudy amber blond, white head. Orange, hoppy aroma, sweet taste with hoppy undertones. Medium body, smooth, sweetish finish.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange body. Nail polish astringent dry citra hop action. Comes off a touch one-dimensional. Still really nice.
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks teddybeer, small bubbley head, very hazy orange colour, flavour of pomello and orange blossom, flavour of herbs and tobbaco with some biscuity malt, medium strong bitterness that fades quite quickly. Nice but a bit dissapointing.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Cloudy orange. Aroma of stale hops, a bit fruity, a bit caramelly. Flavor has some sweetish malt, a bit caramelly, a bit honey-ish, with stale hops, mild fruitiness and some bitterness. Medium-bodied. past its prime.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy amber with floaters and a slowly dissipating taupe scalp and some flare lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel, floral hops along with sweet bready malt. Taste is pretty sold with a few aberrations. Citrus, caramel, dough and floral notes with a weird herbal presence and a moderate bitter finale.
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: murky, mostly opaque, cloudy amber color with a soapy, thin, big-bubbled, gray-tinted head that leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is brash leafy & grassy notes, earth, dirt, mild grapefruit peel, light tangerine, pineapple, notable caramel malt sweetness underneath. Not as citric as I was expecting... actually quite leafy & earthy. Taste is bitter citrus pith, juicy grapefruit, orange peel, white pepper & ashy spices, pine needles, hop oil, resin, & a slightly toasted maltiness. Finish is bitter citrus peel & pine. Probably my favorite of the three Crooked Tree variants, & while it’s good, I’d still take a regular CT over it.
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stagshead. Pours light orange with white head. Great citrus nose. Tastes of lovely orange peel citrus, mangos, pine, earthy, with a white pepper burn. Malty finish. Nice crisp carbonation. Really tasty ipa
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-toffee color with a small creamy orange-white head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy citrus, catbox, pine and spruce. The flavor was tart, tangy and bitter with pine, citrus, resin and sour caramel. Long tangy and bitter hoppy finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap at One-Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale, Michigan as part of a paddle.
Appearance: Golden yellow... typical of an IPA. Awesome lacing from just about top to bottom. There may’ve been a slight haze, but it was dark in the place, so I didn’t really notice.
Smell: Citra. There’s that slightly earthy, mega-citrus sort of aroma from the citra. It doesn’t smell quite as good as Zombie Dust or even Odd-Side’s Citra Pale Ale, but it still has a super pleasant burst of those fresh citrus aromas.
Taste: Basically like the smell, but actually a little restrained, I think. There’s quite a lot of citra, but it doesn’t really "burst" like I felt Citra Pale Ale or Zombie Dust does. Strangest of all, I find it odd that this is considered an IPA, but I thought it was less bitter than the other two I mentioned, which are described as being pale ales.
Citra is clearly the show-case, there’s no doubt about that. This is still an excellent beer, but it’s not quite as awesome as I felt CPA or Zombie Dust are... Artic (I don’t know how to pronounce the rest...) just doesn’t seem to have as much depth. Regardless, this is a beer I’d have again if I could.