ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít know whatís going on with this head, but itís absolutely insane. Yes, Iíve held onto this beer for about a year, and there was a good amount of carbonation released when I uncapped the bottle. Itís obviously unfiltered, with remnants of dead yeast sticking to the side of the glass and gracefully in suspension. The color is a murky orange, and its insanely foamy head is extremely dense and cream-colored in some parts, while light brown and lighter, foamier, taller, and more brown in others. The beer looks complicated for an IPA.
The aroma is of soft malts and piney, fruity hops. A soft, but sharp sweetness pervades the nose, even after more than a year in the bottle. Itís just as soft in the mouth as it is on the nose, but the flavor seems much more bitter than I expected in the finish. Itís almost harsh, and really surprises you after its subtle, soft, almost creamy introduction. Thereís something very green and weed-like about the beer, much like a grassy plant youíd drag out of a marsh with the leg of your pants. A unique, soft and resinous hop presence hangs around in the finish long enough to make you adjust to the crazy hop character and crave the next sip. Nice, and very different from the original Crooked Tree!
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of straw, pine resin, citrus, slight vegetable, and earth. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter.
jeremyh70 (879) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy honey orange with a nice white head of foam with big bubbles that settles to a ring and leaves intricate lacing. Aroma of citrus and citrus rind, lightly tropical with a hint of toffee. Taste has same citrus and pith along with grapefruit, some lemon rind and a hint of toffee. Some earthy herbal flavors in finish along with a good deal of grassy and piney bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Bitterness lingers and grows as you drink.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. lighter orange/amber pour. citrusy hops, earthy, medium malty backbone. great flavor, Underrated IPA
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours hazy amber with a foamy light tan head. Nose is dry, spicy, grassy hops with some herbal notes. Sweet, bready malt. Taste is the same--tons of sweet honey bread malt with some dry herbal hops that peek through on the finish. Itís not overly bitter. Syrupy and slick, with biting carbonation.
chucklemation (793) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber-orange with a thin white foam head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits/citrus, with a little spice. Flavor is sweet, with a good dose of bitter hops. Pretty good.
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours a clear amber with almost no head, leaving little lace. Aroma has tropical fruits, citrus, toffee and some pine. Taste is of sweet juicy fruits, some grapefruit, some tangy pine and a solid malt backbone. Nice flavor. Perhaps a bit lowly carbonated. Medium bodied and more syrupy than sticky. Finishes nicely blended between bitter and sweet - more to the fruity side than the malty side. Not a lot different than my memory of the base beer; perhaps a bit fruitier. 14.2
Spab (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear darker orange colour with decent-sized white-ish head with good retention. Aroma is sweetish caramel, fresh grains and spicy, piney hops. Flavour is spicy, piney and lightly citric hops, moderately sweet caramel and grains. Moderate bitterness in finish. Nice.
DCLawyer (1865) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Murky dark orange-gold with moderate white head. A: floral and citrus hops, subdued and pleasant. T: bittersweet citrus hops, fruit, grass. Dry finish. Decent.
gschrade (828) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste floral, citrus. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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