tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange/copper with a white head, poor retention/some lace. Aroma of citrus, orange candies, pine. caramel/light toast malt. Taste is bitter, pine/citrus hop, caramel, earth. Palate is soft, a bit oily, bitter finish. Not as memorable as the others.
ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The aroma is really non existent. The taste has the least amount of bitterness of the three.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Voodoo (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange tinged deep gold with a healthy white head. Aroma is very earthy. Taste has an early hit of dirt, tailing into earthy grapefruit with declining bitterness, mild carbonation and ending with more earthiness. Interesting, but not something I’d want as a steady diet.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Draft. One of the best IPAs I have ever had. Juicy almost berry-like aroma and flavor. Nectar of the gods.
Bottle it was hugely disappointing.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Herbal, pungent aroma, with lilac, cream, and a bit of simcoe cattiness. The hop flavor body is dry, dusty, and a little too green and pelletized for me. I just had a beer brewed with only Falconer’s Flight last night and the aroma was much more subdued than this, but the flavor was much more expressive, with pine, citrus and a nice bite. The middle of this beer is much and too heavy on the chlorophyll. I think this beer is probably a good example of pellet hops can create some real undesirable side effects. The least favorite of the three single hops Crooked Tree’s I’ve had.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Casey. Mostly hazy orange color. Lots of particles in the body. Good thin white head. Decent lace. Medium-plus body. Good smooth lighter carbonation. More dry in the finish. Still easy to drink. More so right now than the citra and cascade versions, actually. Not as spicy. Still some spicy hop, but no spicy bite. Some orange-citrus. Light pepper. Good bready biscuity malt profile. Nice light zesty sweet taste, and a solid overall bitterness. This is a solid, tasty IPA. I’m actually finding it to be better-balanced than the citra version.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from the mixed 12 pack. Pours an unclear amber with a soapy off white head that fades to a soapy film and decent lacing. Aroma is earthy a little dirty spruce and stale cat piss. Taste is bitter dirty hops as before with a mild caramel malt and a bit resinous. Palate is medium and gritty with a dry finish.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little musty like the hops have taken a turn for the worse. Taste is actually slightly malty and slightly sweet without a good hoppy finish to it. Not a fan of this one.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lizardville: pours hazy caramel orange, off white ring. Nose is apricot, musty wood, earth notes. Solid caramel, crystal malt sweetness along with musty, spicy Falconer hops. Quite distinctive but does remind me of Chinook. Solid, drinkable beer for those who don't love fruity hop bombs.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sherm1016 (995) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear, orange amber color with an off white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, some citrus, some pine. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, caramel, pine hops,some bitterness, with a light pine finish. A very nice, well balanced IPA.