Nephilium (1696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big tropical nose, with a bit of cattiness to it. Pours a hazy orangish with a white head to cap it off. A lot more caramel notes then I was expecting, with only a brief blast of bitterness. Slightly slick mouthfeel, with the bitterness coming back in the finish. A more balanced IPA then I generally go for, but quite tasty.
vikingguy (1066) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber. Citrus hoppy aroma. Rich and malty with a healthy dose of citrusy hops. Good not great.
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JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with grassy and piney hops. Malt and grapefruit flavor with some caramel accents before a sweet and piney finish.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap and in bottle. My rating is on tap. I would take away 2 pts out of bottle. Pours a golden orange with medium head and gorgeous lacing. Aroma of citrus and very well balanced. Those looking for an "in your face" bitter experience will look past this one, but this is a very well crafted beer (as all of the Dark Horse stuff is)
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle. Pours a murky orange-amber, medium white head that dissipated quickly. Nose is some malt and that Citra smell (sorta tropical fruity meets citrus). Mouth is malt and cereal up front, then some hoppiness that leads through a bitter fade-away. This one is slightly better than it’s Cascade brother-brew, but not much. Still pretty average -- especially considering Dark Horse makes some pretty good beers that I’ve had in the past.
Christpuncher (2798) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a super flavorful beer. Little bitter and slightly hoppy. Definitely an average beer at best. Smells fruity
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BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from draft into a pint glass at Mead Hall. Another solid brew from Dark Horse. Sometimes these single hop experiments come across as lacking but this one works. Great tasting IPA.
superspak (4678) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of peach, passion fruit, mango, tangerine, orange rind, floral, caramel, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of peach, passion fruit, tangerine, orange zest, floral, caramel, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruits, floral, caramel, grass, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a balanced malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citra IPAs are usually some of my favorites but this one is a bit overly malty and lacking in aroma hops to really bring out that tropical juicyness that I love. Still nice and drinkable and better then regular crooked tree.
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of variety pack. Wonderfully unfiltered! Aroma and taste was excellent Citra tropical fruit. Little hop bitterness in aftertaste.